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Sculpture: Portraits in Clay at Waterfall Arts

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

February 21@5:30 pm – March 28@7:30 pm $190

Participants will learn how to sculpt a half size portrait working from a model and/or from photographs. We will make studies of each feature, learn proportions and how to measure the relationship between the height and the width of the head and how to locate the features on the clay. We will study all the different view of the portrait such as profile, front, back and how it constitute a whole.The material will be provided.Bring a spray bottle, an old fabric to wrap the clay between sessions, a large plastic bag to cover it, and a sketchbook.

With France Hilbert
February 21 – March 28
Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30PM
Age: 15+

Members receive class discounts!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Hilbert’s major work consists of sculpture for public space. “Talma”, a 7-foot bronze sculpture is installed in the public square of the Theatre of the Valley of L’Yerres, in Brunoy, France. A pair of 4-foot bronze relief sculptures entitled ”The Calling” is installed at the Georgetown University Medical School building in Washington DC. Her artistic education began at the age of seven, when she was taught by her grandfather, the late artist, Jaro Hilbert. From him, she received a thorough education in the classical tradition. She continued her formal studies at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, France, at The Academy of Art of The Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings on Hudson, NY and at The Art Students League of New York. She was awarded an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant from the Art Students League of New York in 2002.

Register by filling out the form at http://waterfallarts.org/event/sculpture-portraits-in-clay/ or calling the office at (207) 338-2222. Enroll early to ensure a spot! Partial scholarships are available.

NOTE: You will receive confirmation when you have successfully submitted the registration form. Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. Please try to register no later than one week prior to the first meeting of the class. All classes have minimum and maximum enrollment thresholds, so early registration will improve the chances of a class running and of your slot in it! Minimum enrollment for this class must be met by February 14 in order for it to run.


February 28
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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waterfall arts
(207) 338-2222


Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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207 338 2222