Sculpting from a cast is as valuable an experience as master copy drawing and is a requisite for improving your eye and hand, and a prerequisite for sculpting from the live model. Sculpting will transform your understanding of form and can radically improve your work from life.  

In this three-day intensive you will work with Mike Magrath Director of the Magrath Sculpture Atelier to learn a reliable and solid method for sculpting. You will make a full-scale copy directly in clay from a plaster cast which will be yours to keep. This class will be a hybrid combination, with some participating in the classroom via signup, while others may attend remotely. Lectures and demonstrations will be recorded and available for asynchronous learning. Finished pieces may be fired at Gage when complete. 

In this workshop we will focus on the HAND, an area where most of us can use a little extra support and practice. While seemingly complex, we will break the form into its constituent parts and overall structure using simple concepts applicable to all structural drawing and sculpture. Workshop will include hand anatomy lectures as well as sculpture demonstrations.

This workshop is accessible for all levels, though those with a drawing foundation will find they have many of the requisite skills. It is perfect for Atelier students who are looking for an introduction to and a solid grounding in sculpture.

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Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?

In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.

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