Monday, October 18, 2021 to Thursday, October 21, 2021
Campbell Center Sculpture Studio
This workshop has been cancelled.
Animal Sculpting with Paul Rhymer.
This 4-day workshop will concentrate on sculpting animals from models and other reference. Anatomy, armatures and understanding how to interpret your reference will be our focus as we sculpt a subject. Models available will include several mammals, birds, and reptiles. Taxidermy, casts, and photos will be our models. $550 plus materials.
Paul Rhymer comes from a family of artists and has drawn and painted his whole life. After receiving an Associate of Arts degree from a local college in 1984, he accepted a job at the Smithsonian Institution doing taxidermy and model-making and retired in 2010. As a result of so much three-dimensional work in his museum job, his own personal artwork gradually began to transform from painting and drawing into sculpture. Being an avid birder, waterfowl hunter, and taxidermist gives him constant anatomy and behavioural learning experiences that inspire his sculpture.
Paul’s work has been exhibited in such prestigious art shows as the National Sculpture Society, the Society of Animal Artists, and Birds in Art. His wildlife sculpture is at the National Zoo, National Museum of Natural History, the Denver Zoo, Woodson Art Museum, Hiram Blauvelt Museum, and various public buildings, parks, and private collections throughout the U.S. Paul serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Animal Artists and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.