May 3-7 | 2021
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Instructor: Peter Rubino
All levels are welcome
Using a fresh and intuitive sculptural language, Rubino will lead students on a technical and artistic journey toward understanding the dynamic and creative forces in larger-than-life-size portrait sculpture as well as a focus on how to sculpt hands and feet. Follow Peter’s step-by-step method of blocking in the foundation, establishing facial planes and capturing the essence and expression associated with the human head. Rubino encourages you to go BIG and develop your own individual artistic style.
Rubino will perform daily demos, lectures, and discussions of hollowing, firing and patina techniques, plus provide individual encouragement and instruction. The clay head will develop in three stages over the course of 3 days. Day 4 and 5 will be dedicated to sculpting hands and feet. Click the link below to see a detailed daily schedule.
A model will be provided and is included in the workshop fee. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.
About the instructor:
Peter Rubino achieved international acclaim for his 12-foot historic monument “Mother of All Life,” which graces the Boyko Research Center at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel. Other monuments include “Angel,” a 35-foot figure created for Disney Corporation, and “Remembrance,” a national symbol and tribute to America’s fallen war heroes. Mr. Rubino is an author and performance artist, and has taught in many prestigious institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum Art School and The National Academy Museum School of Fine Art in NYC. He exhibits extensively in the US, specializes in portrait sculpture, and has captured the likeness of such luminaries as President Obama, jazz icon Dave Brubeck, and baseball legends Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to name a few. His books include “The Portrait in Clay” and “Sculpting the Figure in Clay”. These are translated in numerous languages including Chinese.
Artwork image: Through the Eye of David by Peter Rubino
We are unable to issue refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier.