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Sculpture Gesture Sketch Workshop

w/Erik Durant

2 day workshop

Sat. & Sun., July 28 & 29

9AM-5PM & 9AM - 4PM

Perfect for painters, illustrators, sculptors or anyone interested in furthering his or her own artistic understanding of the figure. Receive an intro. to the specific techniques that I used to hone my understanding of the figure. No previous sculpture experience required. We will cover armiture construction for small figures, clay modeling, basic proportions, as welll as concepts related to gesture sketching, such as movement and balance.

$100 materials fee payable to instructor




Bas- Relief Workshop w/Sholeh Regna

2 day workshop

Sat. & Sun. Aug 11 & 12

10AM - 4PM

Bas-relief begins in drawing and ends in sculpture. This art form has been used since ancient times. Starting from photographs, your favorite objects, paintings or drawings, you will learn the process by creating imagery that reflects your personal narratives. Working with clay, we will create reliefs through reductive as well as additive processes to produce representational or abstract compositions. During the first day we will develop and make the art. The following day we will cast the finished works. All are welcome, from the inexperienced novice to the seasoned artist and everyone in between. The course has no prerequisites. A list of useful tools will be provided.

There is a $50 materials fee payable to the instructor.




You must register with the NRAS OFFICE for a class or a workshop before the class begins. Your receipt is your confirmation of workshop registration if you signed up through the website.

We will notify you if a class does not run.

**Please review Cancellation policy on our larger Master workshops-scroll down past descriptions**(If you have any problems signing up through the website, we would be happy to help you. Give us a call!)





**Please review Cancellation policy on our larger Master workshops**

As a lot of our larger workshops are National Artists who incur air fare costs and hotel costs:

Registration is not complete until payment has been made to the NRAS OFFICE before a class or workshop begins.

If a student cancels up to 8 weeks before – 100% refund less $25 processing fee
**If a student cancels 8 – 4 weeks before – 50% refund
**Fee is non refundable if a student cancels 4 weeks or less to the workshop.-**However, for these two instances, if we can fill your place we are happy to offer an 85% refund




Tim Bell

Stephen Early

Ken Elliott

Albert Handell

Johanna Harmon

Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Qiang Huang

Stapleton Kearns

Casey Klahn

Michael Klein

Robert Liberace

Terry Ludwig

Kelley Carey MacDonald

Carol Marine

Colin Page

Ginnie Peterson

Maggie Price

Jon Redmond

Juan Jr Ramirez

Diane Rappisi

Dan Thompson


Parking for NRAS classes and events is available in the NRAS parking lot, as well as directly in front of the G.A.R. Hall. For specific events, overflow parking will be directed to the North Community Church Parish House lot, on the adjacent block (84 Old Main Street)


North River Arts Society | 157 Old Main Street, P.O. Box 307, Marshfield Hills, MA | 781-837-8091 |