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Sculpting the Hand from a Life-cast with Wesley Wofford, FNSS

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 to Friday, October 5, 2018

Campbell Sculpture Center

This four-day intensive workshop will focus specifically on modeling the human hand. Each participant will life-cast their own or a fellow classmate’s hand to use as reference.  They will build an armature and sculpt an enlarged hand with oil-based clay in the pose of their choice.  Each participant will take home a hydrocal hand life-cast to add to their reference library.  The class focus will be anatomy of the hand and translating direct observation into the clay.  It will include learning modern life-casting techniques and materials with individual attention and hands-on experience for each participant. Teaching methods will include brief lectures and discussions, a guided tour of historic examples within the Brookgreen Collection, as well as armature building and sculpture demonstrations showing a variety of clay modeling techniques. This course is appropriate for beginning or advanced students of sculpture, and each participant will receive instruction based on their specific skill levels. 

Day 1:  Lecture, guided tour, life-casting, armature building

Day 2:  De-mold casts, sculpting demonstration, sculpting

Day 3:  Sculpting

Day 4:  Sculpting

Workshop fee is $550 plus materials fee.

For more information and to register, click here.


Open Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 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
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