Draped Figure in Repose: Sculpture at Grand Central Atelier
to Jun 7

Draped Figure in Repose: Sculpture at Grand Central Atelier

In this workshop, students will be familiarizing themselves with basic sculpture techniques and concepts informed by antique, Renaissance, and 19th century practices, while learning how to effectively use clay modeling tools as they sculpt the portrait from life.

Our is approach based around close observation from life, and an emphasis on anatomical structure and form relationships.  Studying form relationships in the portrait will inform students on how to think three-dimensionally, judging likeness with volume and mass, and learning to read depth.   

We will cover basic “block-in” technique, learning how to accurately establish the large relationships of the portrait, before moving on to modeling and finishing techniques for clay. 

The class will include sculpting demonstration, constructive critiques, and lecture. No experience is necessary, teaching will be tailored to individuals. 

Recommended tools:

Sculpture House double wire end modeling tool #204

"Knife like" wooden modeling tool

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Florilegium at Eleventh Street Arts
6:00 PM18:00

Florilegium at Eleventh Street Arts


group show

March 22 - April 25

Opening Reception:

March 22nd, 6:30-9pm

Eleventh Street Arts presents Florilegium. A show that explores Nature across the disciplines of painting, illustration, sculpture, and floral design. Florilegium showcases each artist’s individual relationship with Nature, while bringing our stories together to create a beautiful sensory experience for visitors to the show. Curated by Katie G. Whipple.

In Latin florilegium directly translates to "a gathering of flowers".


Katie is so excited to bring this show together and share the work of these brilliant artists. I sincerely hope you can make it, it is a show not to be missed! 

Florilegium features works by:

Katie G. Whipple - www.kgwhipple.com

Sarah Bird - http://www.sarahwhittemorebird.com

Kathleen Speranza - https://kathleensperanza.com

David Troncoso - https://www.davidtroncosoart.com/home

Katie Davis, Ponderosa & Thyme - https://www.ponderosaandthyme.com

Zoe Dufour - http://www.zoedufoursculpture.com

Alyssa Benner, Six Floral - http://www.sixfloral.com

Lara Call Gastinger - https://www.laracallgastinger.com


Florilegium Events: 

Opening Reception

Friday, March 22, 6:00 - 9:00pm 

free and open to the public


Live Floral Arranging Demonstration, “Dutch Old Master Still Life,” by Ponderosa & Thyme

Saturday, March 23, 2:30 - 4:30pm

tickets available at www.eleventhstreetarts.com


Panel Discussion with Florilegium Artists, moderated by the curator

Saturday, March 23, 5:30 - 6:30pm 

free and open to the public


Demo and Discussion with Zoe Dufour and Six Floral

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 11:00am - 12:00pm

tickets available at www.elevethstreetarts.com


Rose Painting Workshop with Kathleen Speranza

April 2-6, Tuesday - Saturday

enroll in the workshop at www.grandcentralatelier.org 


Flower Painting Demo with Katie G. Whipple

Friday, April 12, 1:00 - 5:00pm 

tickets available at www.grandcentralatelier.org 


Earth Day Talk, “Coupling the Urban Landscape and Natural Environment” 

with Eric Dalski, Highview Creations 

Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:00 pm

free and open to the public


Celebration of Spring Soiree, Farewell Reception 

Thursday, April 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm 

free and open to the public

Eleventh Street Arts

46-06 11th Street 

Long Island City, NY


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