9 am-5 pm EST
Instructor: David Simon
We are so happy that David will be returning to our studio in 2024 to teach 4-day workshop at our studio. His workshops fill up quickly so register as soon as you can.
In this 4 day workshop we will approach the portrait bust as a vehicle to convey personality. The achievement of a good likeness through accurate proportions and structure will be at the service of creating a sense of character. We will look at examples of successful portrait busts from throughout history to examine how artists have been able to breathe life into clay and marble. Proportional measurements will be covered as well as the structure of the head, tool use and finishing techniques.
Students will be working from a live model. Model fee is included in workshop fee. There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. Should you need travel or accommodation recommendations, please email us and we will be happy to help!
5 blocks of Chavant Le Beau Touche HM brown or NSP medium brown
available at Townsend Atelier. Students in the class receive a 20% discount
8” x 8” x 3/4” plywood board
2- 1” x 2” wood strips (to be attached under the plywood)
1/2” floor flange (black steel or galvanized steel)
1/2” pipe- 5” long
1/4” armature wire 10’
2 hose clamps that close to 3/4”
heavy duty aluminum foil
About the Instructor:
David Simon was born in New York and is currently based in Los Angeles. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received his BFA. He then continued his studies at the New York Academy of Art.
David has exhibited his work at galleries and museums throughout the United States including at John Pence Gallery in San Francisco, CA, Evoke Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, CA and the Chapel Art Center in Manchester, NH.
In addition to his exhibition career, David has worked in the film industry on such projects as “Where the Wild Things Are”, “Hellboy 2” and “Watchmen”.
David has taught sculpture for more than 20 years in New York, at the Sculpture Center and the Grand Central Academy, in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and Santa Monica College. He is the founder of The Rome Workshops, a fine arts workshop program in Rome, Italy.
We are unable to issue refunds or exchanges for this visiting artist workshop unless the workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier. However, in the event we can fill a cancelled spot with someone on our waiting list, we can issue a refund less the cancellation fee.