3-Day Animal Sculpting Seminar | DATES PENDING - Test Product


Class Fee: $595 - Register with $200 Deposit.

Location: PCF Studios, 8750 Main St, Honeoye, NY 14471

Individuals will receive one to one sculpting instruction from Philippe Faraut, using water-based clay while still being encouraged to explore their own styles.

Attending students range from beginners to professional artists. The goal of this animal sculpting seminar is to teach sculptors how to improve their techniques and speed through the use of blocking-in methods which allows the artist to achieve precise volumes from the beginning stages regardless of the animal species. Reference includes the use of plaster art casts. Students are also encouraged to bring their own quality photographic reference. Please note that this class will focus on mammals.

Topics Covered in Class:

  • Armatures
  • Working with water-based clay
  • Structure in planes
  • Surface anatomy
  • Textures of various flesh and furs
  • Discussions on finishing techniques and firing schedules

All materials are provided for use during the seminar, however firing services will not be available. Class hours are from 9-4:30 daily. 

Students traveling by air will want to fly into Rochester, NY (ROC) airport and rent a car (our studio is about 45 minutes south of the city).

Per the New York State Department of Health: 

Masks & Face Coverings: Individuals must wear face coverings when they are in a public and are: within six feet of distance from other individuals; or in a situation or setting where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance from other individuals.

Balance of $395 for the seminar will be due 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. An emailed reminder will be sent at that time to pay online through the link provided or payment can be mailed (PCF Studios, PO Box 722, Honeoye, NY 14471). Once balance is paid it is non-refundable.

Seminar frequently asked questions

For questions please contact us at info@phillipefaraut.com or call 585.229.2976.