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Sculpture Classes Washington, D.C.

Discover the art of sculpting in the heart of Washington, D.C., as you learn techniques in clay modeling, stone carving, and metal casting from experienced instructors.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, but 1 class live online is available.

Chalk Sculpture (8-11 yrs)

Young Gates @ Interactive Live Online

Discover the art of chalk carving with this beginner-friendly workshop that will teach you the fundamentals of soft carving and sculpting. Unleash your creativity and learn how to create beautiful sculptures using chalk and basic tools. Join us for a week of artistic exploration and develop your observation skills and understanding of proportion and measurements.

$199

5 sessions

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Metal Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

This course is designed for both the absolute beginner and the experienced artist. Students learn oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metal-bending, drilling, grinding, finishing techniques, and the use of proper safety precautions. Working with the instructor, students design their own projects and create sculptural works while they hone metal working skills. Individual attention and a hands-on approach address the needs of students at all skill ...

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$300

9 sessions

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Steel Furniture Design And Construction

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Absolute beginners and metalworkers of all skill levels become proficient in oxyacetylene steel fabrication as it applies to furniture making. With individual instructor guidance, each student uses creative problem solving to design and build a small object such as chair, table, lamp, chandelier, shelf or a picture frame in a traditional, modern or artistic style. Group and individual instruction covers steel selection, clamping, finishes, and the...

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$300

9 sessions

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Moldmaking and Casting

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC

This class will teach you techniques for creating molds and casting from an original work . Whether your original is made of clay, stone or plaster creating a mold will make it possible to reproduce that work in various mediums including plaster, foam and resin.

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$300

5 sessions

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Mystery Solved: Facial Reconstruction

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Ever wondered how experts recreate a face when the subject may have been dead for thousands of years. By utilizing modern forensic techniques and materials, each student puts together a sculpted reconstruction of a human head starting with only a skull as a reference. At the end of the course, the real subjects are revealed, solving a 7-week mystery.  Cast skulls and plasticine are included, other supplies are extra. Students need to acquire...

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$250

7 sessions

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Figure Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

This class introduces the concepts and techniques of sculpting the human form. Students begin to develop the basic skills of clay modeling and figure assemblage, while learning to see, perceive, and reproduce the human form with all of its complexities. Live models and anatomical casts are used. Tuition includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra.

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$265

9 sessions

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Beginning / Intermediate Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

This course introduced students to the techniques and skills to achieve artistic expression through volume. Students discover the main principles of proportion along with the mysteries and surprises that accompany the creative process. Participants may work with a model, or bring in their own concepts for sculptures. Students are free to explore abstract or representational projects. Instructor guides students on particular methods to best produce...

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$265

9 sessions

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The Portrait In Clay: Structure And Expression

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Through demonstrations and individual critiques, students learn the rudiments of creating a life size, ready-to-fire clay bust from life. Beginning with armature building and clay application techniques, continuing through principles of measuring, structure, anatomy, composition, expression and surface finish, this workshop gives students a comprehensive overview of the ideas central to making compelling and structurally sound portrait sculpture....

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$215

2 sessions

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Wood And Stone Sculpture

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Students learn the techniques and skills to sculpt in the ancient mediums of wood and stone, starting with the sketch and continuing to carve, finish, patina, and mount the piece on a base. Students work on an individual project in the medium they choose. The studio is equipped with tools.  Note: Wood and stones are available for purchase in class.  

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$245

9 sessions

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Clay Sculpture For Teens

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style. Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony. The goal is to exploit the unique ÒmagicÓ of watercolor with a variety of approaches. Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media are welcome.

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$200

8 sessions

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Wire Sculpting

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

We will be sculpting animals and humans out of 18- or 20-gauge wire, a perfect medium for small to medium size sculptures. We will mostly concentrate on the technique of making three-dimensional wire figures that can stand alone as sculptures

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Wire Sculpting with Air Dry Clay

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

Build on the wire sculpting workshop and use your three-dimensional figure as an armature and applying clay over your wire figure to create a professional looking traditional sculpture.

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Dynamic Sculptures And Installations

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

Learn how artists create interactive installations and kinetic sculptures. This workshop teaches how to incorporate motion, light, and sound into your work with a simple, inexpensive device called a microcontroller. Without any prior knowledge of electronics or programming, participants learn to achieve interactive pieces that respond to environmental changes.  Students bring a laptop and, prior to the workshop, directly order a kit of parts...

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$180

2 sessions

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Mud and Merlot: Perfect for the Holidays

VisArts at Rockville @ 155 Gibbs St, Washington, DC

Come make your own personalized vessels while enjoying a glass of merlot, white wine and soda. Instruction in how to make a hand-built piece of original ceramic will prepare you to create in clay. All materials are provided and pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after class. Additional beer and wine is available for purchase. Please bring an ID for alcohol service.

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Mud and Merlot

VisArts at Rockville @ 155 Gibbs St, Washington, DC

Come make your own personalized vessels while enjoying a glass of merlot, white wine and soda! Instruction in how to make a hand-built piece of original ceramic will prepare you to create in clay. All materials are provided and pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after class. Additional beer and wine is available for purchase. Please bring an ID for alcohol service.

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Sculpting the Figure in Clay

Stone Branch School of Art @ 1331-M Rockville Pike, Washington, DC

Work from a live model and photographs to sculpt the 3D figure in clay. Students learn techniques for creating well proportioned figure that capture lifelike gesture.

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$620

12 sessions

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Beginner/Intermediate Wheel

Alexandria Clay Cooperative @ 2389 S. Dove St, Alexandria, VA

This 8-week class is open to students of all levels and provides instruction on wheel-thrown pottery techniques and glazing. Those new to or seeking a refresher in wheel-thrown pottery will learn the basics, including centering, pulling walls, shaping and trimming. Beginning glazing techniques will also be taught.  Even if you have never sat at a wheel, you will take home finished pieces that you can use.  Classes are informal and kept...

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$250

8 sessions

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Intermediate/Advanced Wheel

Alexandria Clay Cooperative @ 2389 S. Dove St, Alexandria, VA

This 8-week class open to students who have mastered the basics, and it will concentrate on more advanced techniques such as altered forms and surface texture. Students will also learn more advanced glazing techniques.  Classes are informal and kept small (8 students max) to allow instructors to provide each student with individual attention as needed. Each class is 3 hours long, and extra studio time for practicing and making additional pieces...

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$250

8 sessions

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Clay Hand Building Class

The Cooley Gallery @ 9 N King St, Leesburg, VA

Did you know that beautiful and functional ceramics can be made simply without using the pottery wheel? With this ancient art form, the possibilities are endless. Discover what you can create with a few simple hand building techniques and learn the most current and creative ways to work with slabs, coils and molds to create plates, vases, tiles, butter dishes and more.  Experiment with a wide range of color and texture using...

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$225

7 sessions

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