In this animal sculpture workshop, we will be making a sculpture in the studio as well as from life of one of the long horn cattle in the Plantation Animals exhibit. We will discuss proportion, animal anatomy, and how it functions. We will also apply it to making the armature as well as its influence on the forms that will be represented in the clay. As we get to know our model, we will learn how to apply his unique character and attitude to our sculpture. Each student will pick his own composition and pose for the sculpture. Rhythm and design will be emphasized as we progress our individual compositions. All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. $650 plus materials fee.
Adam Matano is a contemporary representational artist specializing in sculpture. His work is an organically evolving process combining visceral reaction to life, his interest and admiration for the natural world and our relationship with it. The exploration of these ideas allows for psychologically dense, rhythmic artwork. Adam’s interest and involvement with nature and the arts began at a young age. Early in his career, he nurtured his musical interests, which now play an integral part in his overall aesthetic, its principles echoing in his sculptures. Most of Adam’s subjects are real life models that he has spent time with, through observation or interaction. Adam attained his BFA in sculpture at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut in 2010. Currently, Adam works and lives in Los Angeles, exhibiting his sculpture and teaching.