Putting the Horse in Action!

Curt Mattson
Course Meets
04/16/2018 - 04/20/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
$625/ 5 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
All levels
Sculpture Oil-based Clay
Supply List
Mattson Supply List

Students will be given the tools to sculpt the horse with greater strength. Students will explore composition and learn how to bring the sculpture to an expression of what they want to say in their piece rather than just an accurate representation. Topics covered will include: proper proportion and how to achieve it, how to express the fleshy and bony parts of the horse; the way the rhythms of the horse’s body are made and how to keep them throughout the piece. Students will look at how the horse moves and expresses himself. Special attention will be paid to composition and how to make the piece come to life. Students will build on the fundamentals of mass, texture, light and design. The ultimate goal is to give students the tools to identify their own sense of design so they can move toward making unique statements in sculpture. The intent is to be able to create without limits. There will be daily demonstrations and critiques for the students as the principal means of instruction. Curt will spend as much time as possible with students to maximize their instruction and growth. www.curtmattson.com