Sculpting Workshops and Classes

Sculpting Instruction

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Individuals will receive one to one sculpting instruction using water-based clay only from Mr. Faraut, while still being encouraged to explore their own styles. Live models will be used during class. Previous students range from beginners to professional artists. The goal of both the portrait and figure seminars is to teach sculptors how to improve their techniques and speed. Finished pieces are not usually obtained though students are allowed to take projects that they have worked on during the class. All materials are provided for use during the seminar. Class hours are from 9-4:30 daily and enrollment ranges from 16-20 students. Cost for the three-day sculpting seminars runs between $575-$595 depending on class location. Five-day classes are $895. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be required for registration. Balance for the seminars will be due 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. A link will be sent at that time to pay online or payment can be mailed. Once balance is paid it is non-refundable.

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2014 Sculpting Class Schedule

**Due to the large number of participants attempting to register, we request that individuals register only for their first choice of class date and then join our waiting list for any additional sessions they wish to attend to allow others the opportunity to participate.**

Date / Type Location Contact Register
March 14-16
3-Day Figure
Ringling School of Art
Sarasota, FL
941-955-8866 Seminar Full
April 4-6
3-Day Portrait
Covert Clay
Scottsdale, AZ
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
May 16-18
3-Day Figure
PCF Studios, Inc.
Honeoye, NY
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
May 31-June 2
3-Day Portrait
(In French only)
PCF Studios, Inc.
France
More Info (English)
More Info (Français)
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
June 9-13
5-Day Advanced Portrait
PCF Studios, Inc.
Honeoye, NY
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
July 21-25
5-Day Portrait & Figure
PCF Studios, Inc.
Honeoye, NY
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
August 11-15
5-Day Advanced Figure
PCF Studios, Inc.
Honeoye, NY
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
Sept. 12-14
3-Day Portrait
PCF Studios, Inc.
Honeoye, NY
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full
Oct. 10-12
3-Day Portrait
(In English only)
PCF Studios, Inc.
Stoke-on-Trent, England
More Info
585-229-2976
info@pcfstudios.com
Seminar Full


New York State


Class Location

Please note that Honeoye is located in upstate New York (a 5.5 hours drive from New York City). Students may prefer to fly into Rochester, NY International airport. A car will be necessary to drive the final 45 minutes south to Honeoye as there is no public transportation in this part of the state.

3-Day Portrait Seminars

Portrait sculpting classes include lectures on anatomy, emphasizing bone structure and discussions and demonstrations on expression, age, gender and ethnic differences. Three days of intensive work are spent sculpting several portraits in water-based clay with step-by-step instruction. Morning instruction time is used for doing rapid exercises and studies of specific features. Students will work from live models in the afternoon. All classes are taught exclusively by Philippe Faraut. Please see our Seminar FAQs for more info. Cost for the seminar is $575 with a deposit of $150, which students recognize is non-refundable and non-transferable.

3-Day Figure Seminars

Figure sculpting classes include lectures on anatomy and gesture. Three days of intensive work are spent modeling several maquettes and one main piece in water-based clay with step-by-step instruction. The anatomy of the human form is studied from the bone through muscle, fat and skin texture. Morning instruction time is used for doing rapid exercises on blocking in gesture. Students will work from a live nude model. All classes are taught exclusively by Philippe Faraut. Please see our Seminar FAQs for more info. Cost for the seminar is $575 with a deposit of $150, which students recognize is non-refundable and non-transferable.

5-Day Portrait & Figure Seminar

Mr. Faraut also offers five-day seminars annually at his studio in upstate New York that combine portrait and figure instruction. This class is divided into two days on the portrait, which covers the study of individual features, quick exercises and working from live models. The remaining three days are utilized for modeling several maquettes and one main piece in water-based clay with step-by-step instruction of the full figure. Morning instruction time is used for doing rapid exercises on blocking in gesture. Students will work from a live nude model. All classes are taught exclusively by Philippe Faraut. Please see our Seminar FAQs for more info. Cost for the seminar is $895 with a deposit of $250, which students recognize is non-refundable and non-transferable.

5-Day Figure & Drapery Seminar

This seminar covers in depth study of the anatomy of hands, feet, torsos and drapery as independent exercises from live and cast models. The anatomy of the human form is studied from the bone through muscle, fat and skin texture. Several maquettes will be created to understand proportion and explore the use of gesture and subtle body language. One main sculpture of a 1/3 life-size figure (first sculpted nude, then draped) will be the main focus for the class. All classes are taught exclusively by Philippe Faraut. Please see our Seminar FAQs for more info. Cost for the seminar is $895 with a deposit of $250, which students recognize is non-refundable. and non-transferable

5-Day Advanced Portrait Seminar

Mr. Faraut also offers one five-day seminar annually at his studio in upstate New York designed for artists who already have experience in portraiture. Each feature is explored in-depth from live and cast models. The anatomy of the head, neck and shoulders is studied from the bone through muscle, fat and skin texture. Also included are exercises, lectures and demos for gender differences, the aging process and ethnic differences. Facial expression is a major component of this class and is addressed daily in great detail. All classes are taught exclusively by Philippe Faraut. Please see our Seminar FAQs for more info. Cost for the seminar is $895 with a deposit of $250, which students recognize is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Transportation and Accommodations

Rochester, NY is the closest airport at approximately a forty-five minute drive to classes held at our NY studio. We strongly recommend a rental car during your stay, as we will not be able to provide transportation. Accommodation information can be found on our links and resources page.