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Developing the Sculptor’s Eye with Simon Kogan, FNSS

Monday, September 9, 2019 to Friday, September 13, 2019

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture

Energy, action, movement, and feeling in sculpture are not a theatrical mask or a symbolic gesture - they are pieces of a deep, hidden secret to be discovered and brought to life.  We will learn how to see more in a model than just a tedious account of features and details.  We will uncover hidden emotions in mundane poses and turn them into remarkable, exciting sculpture.  We will find whispering movement and turn it into pronounced action.  We will see how motion and character are tied to anatomy and structure, and how they define both possibilities and limitations.  We will be working with a model, using the material of your choice (oil clay, water clay).  The class will be a focused study in anatomical and figurative sculpture, sculpting from life with the goal of enhancing understanding of structure, composition, and sculpting technique.  Students will produce many sculptures, 8” to 14” tall, quick and juicy.  Students will discover the connection between clay choice and the mood of the sketch.  Transforming a lump of clay into an exciting dynamic form is magical. Together, we will develop an eye that uncovers these secrets.

$650, plus materials, model’s fees


Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
For their safety and the safety of our animal collection, pets are not allowed, nor can they be left in vehicles inside Brookgreen.
Service animals that have received special training to assist disabled persons are welcome.


Daily General Admission Tickets for 7 consecutive days
Children 3 and under
Children 4-12
Adults 13-64
Seniors 65 & Over


1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Off US Highway 17 Bypass, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island