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 the United States and the UK - June-August 2018

 

The School of Visual Philosophy - San Jose, California

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Portraits in Clay

June 17th-21st                      Course fee - 750 USD$

  ($550 if you supply your own portrait model)

In this five day course, sculptor Jason Arkles leads the class in creating life sized portraits in clay from a living model, using the visual measurement techniques of the Sight Size method. Students will learn how to build clay portraits over an armature, relying almost entirely on measurements taken with the artist's eye, rather than with measuring tools like compasses. The result is a portrait that goes beyond a 'likeness' and towards a record of the artist's visual and emotional perception of the sitter – a true portrait. Instructor Jason Arkles will work alongside students throughout the duration of the course, providing a demonstration of techniques and practices for the entirety of the course. Students will pair up, and each pair will have their own portrait model, though every student will produce their own portrait.

To Enroll, contact the School of Visual Philosophy Here.

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Exploring Composition through Sketching in Wax

June 22nd-24th                                                   Fee 450 USD

 

This three-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 multi-figure 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.

To Enroll, contact the School Of Visual Philosophy Here.

 

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Modeling the portrait bust from Life

July 16-19           Fee 645$US

In this four day course, sculptor Jason Arkles leads the class in creating life sized portraits in clay from a living model, using the visual measurement techniques of the Sight Size method. Students will learn how to build clay portraits over an armature, relying almost entirely on measurements taken with the artist's eye, rather than with measuring tools like compasses. The result is a portrait that goes beyond a 'likeness' and towards a record of the artist's visual and emotional perception of the sitter – a true portrait. Instructor Jason Arkles will work alongside students throughout the duration of the course, providing a demonstration of techniques and practices for the entirety of the course. Students will pair up, and each pair will have their own portrait model, though every student will produce their own portrait.

For more information and to Enroll, visit Artensity.org.

Dorset, England -

Art and Sculpture @ the Barn

Modeling the figure in Clay from Life

July 29th - August 2nd 2018                       Fee 525 GBP

Art and Sculpture at the Barn, Mappowder, Dorset

In this five day course, sculptor Jason Arkles leads the class in creating 40% life-sized figures in clay, using the visual measurement techniques of the Sight Size method. Working from a live model posed in a seated position, students will learn how to build clay figures of substantial dimensions without the use of an armature, in water-based clay. Instructor Jason Arkles will work alongside students throughout the duration of the course, providing a demonstration of techniques and practices for the entirety of the course.

Click here to enroll and for more information.

 

Exploring Composition through Sketching in Wax

August 3rd-5th                                        Fee 325 GBP

This three-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 multi-figure 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.

Click here to enroll for this course.

 

Whenever Jason isn't teaching travel workshops, he's working in his Florence studio, teaching short term, private and semiprivate lessons. Have something specific you'd like to learn and only a few weeks in which you can get away to do it? Contact Jason and see if he can help.