Sculpture Workshops Worldwide

In addition to teaching out of his studio in Florence, Italy, Jason Arkles, the Host of The Sculptor's Funeral, also gives workshops at various times throughout the year, all over the world. Below you can find a list of upcoming workshops and how you can enroll. If you are interested in hosting a workshop by Jason Arkles at your own studio/facility, contact him here.

 
 

Workshops in Australia and New Zealand, March-April 2018

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Fremantle (perth)

Portraits in Clay

March 25-29                      Course fee - 700 Aus$

This is a five-day intensive course of modeling portraits in clay from life, using the sight-size method. The works will be made in order to either be fired into terracotta, or molded and cast (outside the scope of this course). Instructor Jason Arkles will work alongside the students on his own demo portrait.

Lecture: " The origins  of Renaissance sculpture - how the figure evolved from the Gothic  tradition in Renaissance Italy"

Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm         20$, refreshments provided

Given by Jason Arkles, Host of The Sculptor's Funeral Podcast

For further information and to enroll for the course, contact Jomay Verrier

 
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Melbourne

(To enroll in any of the Melbourne events below, please contact  Pilar De La Torre. )

Artistic Anatomy and Ecorche

April 4-6, and the 9th (weekend free)         Course Fee 698 AUS$

This Four-day intensive course is a crash course in artistic anatomy, using a resin skeletal armature and plaster skull, which the students keep after the course. Held at the Melbourne Academy of Fine Art, instructor Jason Arkles leads the class through building in clay the bones and muscles one at a time, explaining everything artists (not just sculptors!) need to know about them, and nothing they don't.

 

Lecture:  " The origins  of Renaissance sculpture - how the figure evolved from the Gothic  tradition in Renaissance Italy"

April 3, 10 AM            fee 20$ (or 30$ for both lecture and demo)

Given by Jason Arkles, Host of The Sculptor's Funeral Podcast

Demonstration - Modeling a sight-size portrait in clay

April 3, 2 pm             Fee 20$ (or 30$ for both lecture and demo)

This 2 hour demonstration explains the nature of the sight-size method of sculpting from life, with the creation of a quick small scale portrait sketch. Instructor Jason Arkles will fully explain the principles and theory behind this visually-oriented system of modeling, which trains the eye into a highly accurate and effective measuring tool.

 

Exploring composition through sketching in wax

April 10-13th                             Fee 498 AUS$

This four-day intensive course explores the process of creating a 'Bozzetto', a small composition sketch in clay or wax, which is the traditional starting point for sculptors in making large scale statues. In learning to quickly whip up several small single and multifigure compositions in wax throughout the course, students will also learn the history of sculptural poses, how to develop an idea through gesture, and how drapery, objects, and even sculpture bases affect and enhance composition.

For further information and to enroll in any of the above events, please contact Pilar De La Torre

 

Sydney

Exploring Composition through Sketching in Wax

April 14 and 15                          Fee 330$

This sketch composition course is an abridged version of the one offered in Melbourne. In learning to quickly whip up several small single and multifigure compositions in wax throughout the course, students will also learn the history of sculptural poses, how to develop an idea through gesture, and how drapery, objects, and even sculpture bases affect and enhance composition.

For more information and to enroll in the course, please contact Jody Pawely.

Lecture:  " The origins  of Renaissance sculpture - how the figure evolved from the Gothic  tradition in Renaissance Italy"

April 16, 6:30M            fee 20$, refreshments provided

The Sydney Sculpture School

Given by Jason Arkles, Host of The Sculptor's Funeral Podcast

 

Wellington, New Zealand

Exploring Composition through Sketching in Wax

April 21 and 22           Fee 425NZd$(375$ if booked before Feb. 28)

This sketch composition course is an abridged version of the one offered in Melbourne. In learning to quickly whip up several small single and multifigure compositions in wax throughout the course, students will also learn the history of sculptural poses, how to develop an idea through gesture, and how drapery, objects, and even sculpture bases affect and enhance composition.

For more information and to enroll in the course, please contact Anthesis Atelier.