January 24-27 | 2020
9 am-5 pm
Instructor: David Simon
We are thrilled to include David Simon as an instructor in 2020! The ability to quickly record observations; gesture, volume, structure, understanding what is fundamental to capture, and the order in which it should be dealt with are essential skills for a sculptor to develop. During this 4-day workshop, students will complete 2 figure sculptures from life. We will discuss the function and proper use of an armature, tool use, proportional systems and how and when to use them. The focus will be on developing a clear understanding of movement and gesture. Students will be working from two different unclothed models (one model day 1& 2, and different model day 3 & 4). There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. For those traveling from out of town, feel free to contact us if you need recommendations for accommodations and we will be happy to help!
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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 give refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless cancelled by Townsend Atelier,