Sculpting the Portrait with Brian Booth Craig

4 Days, Thursday – Sunday, August 20 – 23, 2020

10am – 5pm (1 hr lunch break)  Open to all levels 

Instructor: Brian Booth Craig is a contemporary sculptor who specializes in bronze. Sculpting from life, his work translates classically derived figures into contemporary icons. Brian studied sculpture at Pennsylvania State University (BA) and the New York Academy of Art (MFA), and also worked with sculptors Nina Akumu and Audrey Flack. Brian taught at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and instructs workshops world wide. See more at

Workshop Description: This workshop will cover the traditional technique of sculpting a portrait from life.  Students will model a life-size portrait in clay working from the model. Emphasis is placed on direct observation, basic anatomy, proportions of the individual, and the use of light to reveal clear form and structure. Brian’s teaching methods include lectures, presentations, discussions, and demonstrations. Tuition covers instruction and model fees only, students are responsible to purchase and bring their materials (clay, armature, tools, etc.). The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Materials: Students are responsible for buying and bringing the following materials: (1) portrait armature, life-size (head and neck).  (2) Clay: water-based or oil-based, whatever you prefer. (3) Modeling tools, use tools you like, calipers. (4) If using water clay, bring a spray bottle, old white cotton T shirts, and 1 or 2 dry cleaning bags or equivalent to wet and cover your piece at the end of each day. Details on how to build an armature and where to buy all materials will be e-mailed to students enrolled. For an additional fee, there will an option to buy some of these materials through Dogtown that will be provided at the start of the workshop. Sculpture stands are provided for use at the workshop.

Cost and Payment: This class is currently open for enrollment to members only, it will be open to non-members later. Contact us at to be placed on our e-mail list for workshops and classes.

Cost includes instruction and model fees only, students are responsible to buy and bring their own materials. All payments are non-refundable, unless the workshop is cancelled.

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