Sculpture, Winter Term 2018

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday January 14, 2018, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2018 runs from January 22 through March 31, with a few workshops earlier in January.

CLAY FIGURE SCULPTURE FROM THE MODEL

Wednesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455

Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form. Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction, as well as the proportions, balance and composition of the pose. Work will be from the figure model. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.


2018 WINTER SCULPTURE
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SCULPTURE, FALL 2017

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, September 10, 1-3pm. Meet Instructors. Free drawing session. Fall session runs from September 25 through December 10, with a few workshops earlier in September.

Sculptor’s Eye: Drawing with Clay (FULL)

Wednesday 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455
This class is for sculptors and painters alike, showing how sculptors gain the ability to see and think in three-dimensional space. Painters will further develop their sense of space by working with it physically. The goal is to imbue drawing with the character of making sculpture and to have clay possess the fluidity, quickness and spontaneity of drawing. This will be achieved by using coarse drawing media with line work that will represent the clay modeling tools, then working in clay with fingers, tools in the same directness of expression.
The class may begin with an exercise in bas relief, then move to the figure as the sculptor progresses from drawing on paper to the sketch with clay, ‘the study, the maquette’, which can be treated as a series of explorations into details, or into larger finished sculptures.

Sculpture, Spring Term 2017

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday April 2, 2017, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2017 runs from April 10 through June 17.

Sculptor’s Eye: Drawing with Clay (Cancelled)

Tuesday 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455
This class is for sculptors and painters alike, showing how sculptors gain the ability to see and think in three-dimensional space. Painters will further develop their sense of space by working with it physically. The goal is to imbue drawing with the character of making sculpture and to have clay possess the fluidity, quickness and spontaneity of drawing. This will be achieved by using coarse drawing media with line work that will represent the clay modeling tools, then working in clay with fingers, tools in the same directness of expression.
The class may begin with an exercise in bas relief, then move to the figure as the sculptor progresses from drawing on paper to the sketch with clay, ‘the study, the maquette’, which can be treated as a series of explorations into details, or into larger finished sculptures.
TOOLS / MATERIALS REQUIRED: Approx. $50. Supply list will be sent to registered students.
• Assorted Clay Tools
• Assorted drawing materials
• Water Clay ‘Terra Cotta’, fee paid directly to Instructor.


2017 Spring Sculpture
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Sculpture, Winter Term 2017

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday January 8, 2017, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2017 runs from January 23 through April 1.

CLAY FIGURE SCULPTURE FROM THE MODEL

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455

Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form. Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction, as well as the proportions, balance and composition of the pose. Work will be from the figure model. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.


2017 Winter Sculpture
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Sculpture, Fall Term 2016

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday September 11, 2016, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2015 runs from September 26 through December 10.

CLAY FIGURE SCULPTURE FROM THE MODEL (FULL)

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455
Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form. Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction, as well as the proportions, balance and composition of the pose. Work will be from the figure model. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.


2016 FALL SCULPTURE
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Sculpture, Winter Term 2016

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday January 10, 2015, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2015 runs from January 25 through April 2.

CLAY FIGURE SCULPTURE

Wednesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455
Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form. Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction, as well as the proportions, balance and composition of the pose. Work will be from the figure model. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.


2016 WINTER SCULPTURE
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Sculpture, Fall Term 2015

Join Us! OPEN HOUSE, Sunday September 13, 2015, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Fall Term 2015 runs from September 28 through December 12.

CLAY FIGURE SCULPTURE FROM THE MODEL

Wednesday, 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455

Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form. Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction, as well as the proportions, balance and composition of the pose. Work will be from the figure model. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.


2015 FALL SCULPTURE



Sculpture, Spring Term 2015

Join Us! Open House, Sunday March 29, 2015, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Spring Term 2015 runs April 13 through June 20.

Classes meet 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks. Class size limited to 12. Register early to ensure your space. Read the class descriptions and choose your selections from the drop-down menu to register via Paypal. Or you may complete our registration form or contact us to register. Payment in full at registration. Please read WSS policies here on class cancellation, refund, withdrawal and make-ups before registering.

     

Sculptor’s Eye: Drawing with Clay

Wednesday 7-10pm
Instructor:  Jon-Joseph Russo
$455
This class is for sculptors and painters alike, showing how sculptors gain the ability to see and think in three-dimensional space.  Painters will further develop their sense of space by working with it physically. The goal is to imbue drawing with the character of making sculpture and to have clay possess the fluidity, quickness and spontaneity of drawing. This will be achieved by using coarse drawing media with line work that will represent the clay modeling tools, then working in clay with fingers, tools in the same directness of expression.

The class may begin with an exercise in bas relief, then move to the figure as the sculptor progresses from drawing on paper to the sketch with clay, ‘the study, the maquette’, which can be treated as a series of exploration into details, or into larger finished sculptures.

TOOLS / MATERIALS REQUIRED: Approx. $50. Supply list will be sent to registered students.
• Assorted Clay Tools
• Assorted drawing materials
• Water Clay ‘Terra Cotta’, fee paid directly to Instructor.


2015 SPRING SCULPTURE
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Sculpture, Winter Term 2015

Join Us! Open House, Sunday January 11, 2015, 1-3pm. Free drawing session. Winter Term 2015 runs January 26 through April 4. to December 13.

Clay Figure Sculpture

Wednesdays 7-10pm. Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455 plus $25 materials fee for clay, paid to instructor.
Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form.  Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction.  Concepts of weight, direction, angles, proportion, balance, gesture, concavity, convexity, asymmetry, anatomy, and space will all be touched upon. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.

Sculpting the Figure in Wax

Instructor:  Oscar Garcia
Friday, 1-5pm/Saturday, 10am-2pm
January 16/17, February 20/21, March 20/21
$455 (plus materials fee paid to instructor of approx. $30 each weekend session)
Sculpting in Wax from the Model is a class designed for students of all levels, from the complete beginner who needs to learn the basics of traditional sculpture making to more experienced students looking to practice their skill set. We start with building an armature and will explore handling the wax with a variety techniques and tools. Our focus is to interpret the anatomy of the figure by understanding it as a form in space. Sculpting from the figure is a three dimensional drawing exercise, one that reveals the planes, proportions, balance and composition of the pose. At the request of students, this class will introduce participants to some work in encaustic.

Oscar Garcia is a Peruvian Sculptor, born from a long line of Sculptors and Foundry Artisans. He grew up assisting the master artists’ public commissions. He studied at the Fine Arts School of Lima. There he received a six-year sculpture specialization MFA. During these years he also became one of the master artists for public commissions, by the Church, government and military. In 2003 Oscar Garcia came to New York. His extensive knowledge in foundry work as well as carving wood and stone, modeling with clay and wax both figurative and abstract, has made Garcia’s Sculpting in Wax series popular at the Art Students League of New York in NYC and Washington Studio School in DC.

Sculpture, Fall Term 2014

Clay Sculpture

Wednesdays, 7-10pm. Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455 plus $25 materials fee for clay paid to instructor.
Crucially important for all artists sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form.  Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction.  Concepts of weight, direction, angles, proportion, balance, gesture, concavity, convexity, asymmetry, anatomy, and space will all be touched upon. Work will be from the figure and some casts.  Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.

Sculpting in Wax from the Model

(With a Taste of Encaustic as Well)
Three Fridays/Saturdays: Oct 3 and 4, Nov 7 and 8, Dec 5 and 6
Fridays: 1-5pm and Saturdays: 10am-2pm
Oscar Garcia
$455 plus $30 materials fee payable to instructor for each month
Sculpting in Wax from the Model is a class designed for students of all levels, from the complete beginner who needs to learn the basics of traditional sculpture making to more experienced students looking to practice their skill set. We start with building an armature and will explore handling the wax with a variety techniques and tools. Our focus is to interpret the anatomy of the figure by understanding it as a form in space. Sculpting from the figure is a three dimensional drawing exercise, one that reveals the planes, proportions, balance and composition of the pose. At the request of students, this class will introduce participants to some work in encaustic.

Oscar Garcia is a Peruvian Sculptor, born from a long line of Sculptors and Foundry Artisans. He grew up assisting the master artists’ public commissions. He studied at the Fine Arts School of Lima. There he received a six-year sculpture specialization MFA. During these years he also became one of the master artists for public commissions, by the Church, government and military. In 2003 Oscar Garcia came to New York. His extensive knowledge in foundry work as well as carving wood and stone, modeling with clay and wax both figurative and abstract, has made Garcia’s Sculpting in Wax series popular at the Art Students League of New York in NYC and Washington Studio School in DC.

 

Sculpture, Spring Term 2014

Spring term runs April 14 to June 21. Classes meet 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks. Class size limited to 12. Register early to ensure your space. Read the class descriptions and choose your selection from the drop-down menu to register by Paypal. Or you may complete our registration form or contact us to register. Payment in full at registration. Please read details here on payment and refund policies.

Sculptor’s Eye: Drawing in Clay

Wednesday 7-10pm
Jon-Joseph Russo
$455 (plus clay fee approx $25 payable to instructor)

This class is for sculptors and painters alike, showing how sculptors gain the ability to see and think in three-dimensional space.  Painters will further develop their sense of space by working with it physically. The goal is to imbue drawing with the character of making sculpture and to have clay possess the fluidity, quickness and spontaneity of drawing. This will be achieved by using coarse drawing media with line work that will represent the clay modeling tools, then working in clay with fingers, tools in the same directness of expression. The subject will start with still life, in bas relief, then move to the figure as the sculptor progresses from drawing on paper to the sketch with clay, ‘the study, the maquette’, which can be treated as a series of exploration into details, or into larger finished sculptures.

Supplies: 8-piece toolkit, approx $12, available at art supply stores, steel spatula or old butter knife, sketchbook (regular to course finish at least sized 14×17-inch), ebony pencil, conte crayon, black/soft, compressed charcoal stick.

Wax Figure Sculpture (1-day course)

Friday, May 2  (1-5pm) and Saturday, May 3  (10am-2pm)
Oscar Garcia
$165 (plus $30 materials fee payable to instructor)
Sculpting in wax from the model is a workshop designed for students of all levels, from the complete beginner who needs to learn the basics of traditional sculpture making to more experienced students looking to practice their skill set. We start with building an armature and will explore handling the wax with a variety of techniques and tools. Our focus is to interpret the anatomy of the figure by understanding it as a form in space. Sculpting from the figure is a three- dimensional drawing exercise, one that reveals the planes, proportions, balance and composition of the pose.

Supplies provided by instructor:  Microcrystaline Wax #503 Acadia wood tool 8” Copper Wire #12 10 x 10” wood board.

Please bring: vaseline or any hand cream available at home, small round edge knife (butter knife), metal spoon, charcoals, sketchbook, and hairdryer.

Sculpture, Winter Term 2014

Term classes begin January 27, meeting 3 hours once a week for 10 weeks, and end April 5. To be among the first to learn of upcoming programs, sign up for our email announcements. Class size limited to 12. Sign up early by completing our registration form or contact us. Now, you may also register using PayPal by completing selections from the drop-down menu here.

Working in Plaster

Wednesday 7-10pm
Jon-Joseph Russo
$455 (plus small materials fee for plaster is payable to instructor)
Plaster is a wonderful material with working properties that change dramatically depending on the degree of wetness or dryness. Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing 3-dimensional aspects of form. This class will explore the possibilities of sculpting with plaster by working both subtractively (learning to carve) and additively. Work from the figure model will be included.

Clay and Wax Figure Sculpture

Offered THREE Fri/Sat weekends in February, March, April
Fri, Feb 21, 1-5pm and Sat, Feb 22, 10am-2pm
Fri, Mar 21, 1-5pm and Sat, Mar 22, 10am-2pm
Fri, Apr 4, 1-5pm and Sat, Apr 5, 10am-2pm
Instructor: Oscar Garcia
$455 (plus $30 materials fee per weekend is payable to instructor)
Sculpting in clay and wax from the model is a class designed for students of all levels. Crucially important for all artists, sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing 3-dimensional aspects of the human form. St We start with building an armature and will explore handling the wax with a variety of techniques and tools. Our focus is to interpret the anatomy of the figure by understanding it as a form in space. Sculpting from the figure is a 3-dimensional drawing exercise, one that reveals the planes, proportions, balance and composition of the pose.
Course materials provided:
Clay and Microcrystaline Wax #503. Acadia wood tool 8-inch, copper wire #12, 10 x 10-inch wood board
Recommended supplies for student to bring:
Vaseline or any hand cream, spatula and small knife, metal spoon, blow dryer, charcoals, sketch book

Sculpture, Fall Term 2013

September 30-December 15 (No classes week of November 25)

Class size is limited to 12 students per class, please register early!

Sculpting in Clay

Wednesday 7-10pm
Instructor:  Jon-Joseph Russo
$455 plus $25 materials fee for clay, paid to instructor.
Crucially important for all artists sculpture sharpens the visual skills essential to seeing and developing the three-dimensional aspects of the human form.  Through the sense of touch, students can comprehend how volumes move in space and discern their planar directions and construction.  Concepts of weight, direction, angles, proportion, balance, gesture, concavity, convexity, asymmetry, anatomy, and space will all be touched upon. Purchase of clay from the instructor is required.

Progression in Sculpture: Students in Wednesday night sculpture may follow a progression through three different mediums and methods during each of our terms, starting with clay modeling (fall), plaster sculpture (winter), and stone carving (spring).

Wax Figure Sculpture Series (3 Fri/Sat sessions, also listed under workshops)

Fri 1-5pm and Sat 10am-2pm, Oct 4-5 / Nov 8-9 / Dec 6-7
Instructor: Garcia
$455 plus $30 each month for supplies paid directly to instructor Garcia
Sculpting in Wax from the Model is a class designed for students of all levels, from the complete beginner who needs to learn the basics of traditional sculpture making to more experienced students looking to practice their skill set. We start with building an armature and will explore handling the wax with a variety techniques and tools. Our focus is to interpret the anatomy of the figure by understanding it as a form in space. Sculpting from the figure is a three dimensional drawing exercise, one that reveals the planes, proportions, balance and composition of the pose.

Oscar Garcia is a Peruvian Sculptor, born from a long line of Sculptors and Foundry Artisans. He grew up assisting the master artists’ public commissions. He studied at the Fine Arts School of Lima. There he received a six-year sculpture specialization MFA. During these years he also became one of the master artists for public commissions, by the Church, government and military. In 2003 Oscar Garcia came to New York. His extensive knowledge in foundry work as well as carving wood and stone, modeling with clay and wax both figurative and abstract, has made Garcia’s Sculpting in Wax series popular at the Art Students League of New York and Washington Studio School in DC.

Sculpture, Spring Term 2013

April 15-June 24

Class size is limited to 12 students per class, please register early!

Stone Carving

Wednesday 7-10pm
Instructor: Jon-Joseph Russo
$455
Basic carving techniques will be taught, which are the foundation for carving all materials. The complete sculpting process will begin with modeling a clay study from the figure model. With the understanding gained from this modeling process, students will then begin the reductive method of carving from a block of stone. Soft stone will be used, and carving tools purchased for this class can be used for plaster classes as well. Instructor will provide stone and be reimbursed by students directly. The stone cost is approximately $20 per student.

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