Ceramic Animal Sculpture with Melissa Kennedy

Workshop Description

Acclaimed New Brunswick artist Melissa Kennedy will teach this fun and educational hands-on workshop in creating a small scale, realistic animal sculpture in clay! During this two day workshop, students will learn technical skills in sculpting in clay, tool use, translating photo references in 3D, building forms, and representing realistic likeness. Artworks will be kiln-fired after the class for students to take home and cherish their unique artwork. Participants should bring photographs of one animal subject (such as a pet) from multiple angles to the first session – all other materials will be provided.


Workshop Information
Age group: Adult (16+)

Time: 9:30am-4pm (w/ break for lunch)

Date: July 20 and July 27, 2024

Duration: 2 Saturdays

Fees: $185

Skill level: Beginner

Capacity: 10 students

Supplies: Students will need to come with animal photographs, from multiple angles, of their model. All other materials will be provided.

Seniors Discount: Seniors aged 65+ are eligible for a 20% discount on all adult workshops; enter coupon code SENIOR65 at checkout.


About your Instructor

Melissa Kennedy is an artist and educator from New Brunswick. Melissa started her career as a full time artist in 2016 when she graduated from the drawing and sculpture program of The Florence Academy of Art, a classical atelier style school in Florence, Italy that focuses on figurative art. She spent the following three years as a principle instructor at the academy before returning to NB. Since then she has broadened her scope of subject matter, and enjoys working on realistic works of animals and nature scenes as well as figurative and portrait work. Melissa has had the opportunity to exhibit in group shows and sales in London, Barcelona, and New York. Her work is available here in New Brunswick through Gallery 78.


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