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Sculpture Workshops

With the establishment of the Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens extended its educational reach to a broader audience with workshops in sculpture and drawing under the tutelage of nationally known sculptors throughout the year. To contact our sculpture department, click here and choose "sculpture" on the contact form.

2022 Wallace Master Sculptor Program Workshops

February 21 - 25  Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo, FNSS, $650 plus materials fee. 

Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material. Coloring or patination techniques will also be taught. 

Rod Zullo was born in 1965 in Bucks County, PA. When he was five, his grandmother, a painter, encouraged his parents to send him to private art lessons with a well-known Bucks County impressionist. A consummate student of art, he continually searches for his own truth and language. For 20 years, Rod travelled throughout the world as a fisherman guide, from blue marlin to brook trout. He also wrote magazine articles for leading sporting publications. His travel abroad exposed him to a variety of art styles, mediums, and messages. By studying past and present masters, he has explored sculpture as a metaphor of the human condition. With the guidance and mentoring of sculptor Floyd T. DeWitt, Rod has learned to see beyond the literal and narrative to create work that is contemplative and expressive yet conscious of traditional fundamentals. His goal is to see the abstract forms in nature and express this in sculpture by marrying the components of discipline and creativity to express a concept rather than an image. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society. 

March 21 - March 25  Developing the Sculptor's Eye with Simon Kogan, FNSS. $650 plus materials and model’s fee. 

Action, energy, movement, and emotions in sculpture are not a dramatic mask or a symbolic gesture. These are parts of a hidden secret to discover and bring to life.

We will learn how to see in a model more than a tedious account of features and details. We will uncover hidden emotions in mundane poses and create unique, exciting sculptures. 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. Transforming a lump of clay into an exciting, powerful form is magic. I will help you develop an eye that uncovers these secrets. Students will work with a model, using the material of their choice (oil clay, water clay). 

Simon Kogan was born in Russia. He received 13 years of classical academic training in Moscow, including an MFA as well as an apprenticeship under renowned sculptor Isaac Brodsky. Since immigrating to the U.S. in 1991, he has steadily risen to national prominence as a sculptor whose widely acclaimed work - monumental to miniature - reflects a bold, yet poetic pursuit of the archetypal and renders an ethereal quality highly resonant with the viewer. A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, Simon Kogan has long shared his artistic passion through the teaching of sculpture, painting, anatomy and drawing in the U.S. and abroad.

April 4 - 8, Designing the Figurative Pose with Alicia N. Ponzio, FNSS. $650 plus materials and modeling fee.

In this 5-day intensive workshop students will begin on Day 1 with small quick sketches in clay to explore various poses. Through review and discussion, the group will decide on a final pose to develop at an 18” scale in plasticine clay on a wire armature as their final project for the remainder of the class. Alicia will work alongside students and share figure modeling methods through demonstration and lecture. The focus will be on composing the figure, basic proportions, and an organized approach to Figure Modeling. The class is appropriate for all levels.

Alicia Ponzio is a Fellow and board member of the National Sculpture Society. (b.1974) Ponzio began her career as a Lieutenant in the United States' Navy Nurse Corps. After experimenting with various mediums in figurative art, she found her voice in sculpture and made the decision to pursue it. She completed her artistic training at the Florence Academy of Art (FAA) in Florence, Italy, where she completed the Sculpture Program in 2008. She was  then the director of the Artistic Anatomy and  Écorché  Sculpture programs, as well as a figure drawing instructor,  at the FAA until 2011, when she returned to the United States and set up her studio in downtown San Francisco. Alicia brings life to her bronzes and plasters, focusing on the abstract movement of forms as embodied in the human figure, as well as the subtle shades of human emotion. Her figure compositions and portraits have received recognition and honors from several organizations including the Art Renewal Center, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The Portrait Society of America, The California Art Club and The National Sculpture Society from which Alicia received the Alex J. Ettl Grant in 2016. She is a Fellow and board member of the National Sculpture Society and a Signature Artist of the Portrait Society of America. She has taught at various venues around the United States, Canada, and Italy including the Florence Academy of Art, the Rome Art Workshops, Brookgreen Gardens, Pixar Studios, The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, and The Scottsdale Artists’ School, in addition to her own private Studio classes in San Francisco. She teaches wide range of classes including various aspects of Figure and Portrait Modeling, Artistic Anatomy in drawing and sculpture, and Figure Drawing. Her work ranges from miniature portraits to larger scale single figure and multi-figure compositions. She works extensively in plaster to achieve her effect, and casts the final product in bronze.

April 11 - 14, Sculpting the Portrait with David Simon, $550 + material and model fees.

This  4-day workshop will focus on sculpting a portrait from life with a focus on structural solidity and the evocation of a distinct personality. David will introduce a process of three-dimensional measuring that will help to quickly establish the likeness. We will work initially on establishing structure, symmetry and likeness and then move on to capturing the personality of the model in the sculpture. We will begin with setting up the armature and establishing basic measurements then move to blocking in the major forms. From there we will address secondary forms and symmetry and then move into capturing expression and pose.

David Simon A sculptor of international acclaim. His career has ranged from sculpting life-size portraits and figure to overseeing the construction of massive bronze statues, including the giant Leonardo da Vinci Horse project. David created maquettes and sculptures for films such as Where the Wild Things Are, Fantastic Four, and Watchmen. 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 as well as Brown University and 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. David has taught sculpture for more than 25 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.

May 16 -20 - Animal Sculpture with Adam Matano. $650 plus materials fee.

In this animal sculpture workshop, we will be making a sculpture in the studio as well as from life of the Red Wolves, native to the Carolinas. 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. Each student will pick their own individual model and pose for the sculpture. Rhythm and design will be emphasized as we progress our individual compositions. All levels welcome from beginner to advanced.

Adam Matano is an Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society. Matano’s 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 plan 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. 

June 6 - June 10, Sculpting the figure in motion with Brittany Ryan. $650 plus materials and modeling fee.

Please join us for a five day journey in sculpting the human form in motion. We will focus on how to best create a sense of believable movement and weight in your sculpture. We will talk about how to work with a model, creation props and supports for the pose. There will be lectures and demonstrations on anatomy, gesture, and composition. We will touch on some historical references and look at some contemporary figurative sculptors who make great use of motion in their work both as a beautiful form and cultural content.

Brittany Ryan is an Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society. Brittany was born in 1983 in San Diego, California. She received her formal education at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Graduating in 2005 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts, majoring in Illustration and a minor in Sculpture. After working as an illustrator for two years Brittany began work toward her Masters of Fine Art in drawing and painting, at the same institution. In 2008 Brittany had the opportunity to study portrait painting at Florence Academy, in Florence, Italy as part of her MFA program which graduated in the spring of 2010 with a MFA from Laguna college of Art and Design. Brittany has a strong relationship with local museums, and local, national and international art associations. Recently Brittany was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields grant, a prestigious award created to support the success and development of emerging representational artists.  In the spring of 2018 Brittany completed a three year long monumental sculpture project consisting of four walking figures at heroic scale cast in bronze. The sculptures are placed at the historic main campus of Laguna College of Art and Design. In 2019, Brittany won second prize in the National Sculpture Society’s Richard McDermott Miller Sculpture Competition and took home the Silver Medal and Maurice B. Hexter Prize at the 86th Annual Awards Exhibition. In 2020, Ms. Ryan won the gold medal and top prize in the National Sculpture Society’s Annual Award Winners Exhibition for Midwest Mermaid. She is a faculty and department coordinator at Laguna College of Art and Design.

June 27 - July 1 - Sculpting the Figure Utilizing the Sight Size Method with Jason Arkles.  $650 plus materials and modelling fee.

'Sight size' are techniques designed to develop the eye of the artist into a powerful, objective measuring tool. Its origins date back to the early Renaissance. The method became a popular technique in the Parisian studios of the 19th Century, known generally as 'the French Method'. Utilizing a plumbline, mirror, and simple optical and geometric principles (no math involved!), an artist has little need for compasses and caliper measurements, ruler measurements, or compositional canons like drawing a center line down the torso, or dividing the face into three equal parts to locate features. The result for the artist is an improved visual memory, and an instinct towards seeing the ‘big look’ of a composition leading to a personal, non-formulaic style in art. Once the method is mastered, a student can effectively model in clay a copy of anything they see in nature around them.

Jason Arkles is an American sculptor, art historian, podcaster and author living in Florence, Italy. Arkles began his training in 1996 at the Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence, where he would eventually head the experimental sculpture program initiated by Cecil, which sought to revive the Sight Size method employed by 19th century sculptors in Paris. Arkles operates a studio in Florence, Italy and works on private commissions, specializing in portraiture in marble, but also figures and monuments in various media. In 2010, Arkles received a Master’s Degree in Sacred Art and Architecture from Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, a degree program instituted by the Vatican under Pontifical authority. Arkles teaches and lectures around the world, and has held a position with the History of Art Department at the British Institute of Florence since 2014. In 2015 he created a successful podcast called The Sculptor's Funeral which has attained a global audience discussing and promoting all things relevant to figurative sculpture.

July 25 - 29, Portrait Sculpting for Beginners with Bryan Rapp. $325 plus materials and model’s fee.

This is an introductory course designed for beginners who wish to learn how to build a sculptural bust from photo references of their choice. Students will construct an armature for the head, and learn how to proportion for eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. We will also look at facial muscles and gestures to capture the uniqueness or spirit of an individual, and the importance of multiple reference materials. If time and weather permits, we will tour the grounds to look at how other sculptors within the Brookgreen collection have sculpted the face. On the last day, students will have the option to create an alginate mold and plaster casting of their hands, as a way to understand the mold-making and casting processes in sculpture.  

Bryan Rapp is a figurative sculptor and the Director of the Wallace Master Sculptor Program at Brookgreen Gardens. From 2016 to 2019, Rapp was the first Artist-in-residence at Coastal Carolina University, where he taught all processes in the ancient clay to bronze tradition known as “Lost Wax” casting. In 2016 Rapp received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, studying under the mentorship of sculptors Paul Moore, FNSS, and Sohail Shehada. Prior to graduate school, Rapp attended Muskingum University for Studio Art, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for computer animation. From 2004 to 2006, Rapp worked with sculptor Alan Cottrill in his studio and foundry, Coopermill Bronzeworks, in Zanesville, Ohio, as a mold and wax tech, and assisted on numerous large commissions for Cottrill and his clients. Rapp has produced work for both private collectors and public commissions and has exhibited his work in several states. 

August 8 - 12, Make Your Own Brookgreen Medal, with Heidi Wastweet, FNSS, $650, plus materials fee.

A single-sided art medal is a bite-size project that can be done in four days. On the first day, Heidi Wastweet will take students around the grounds to take their own reference photos. Then there will be two-and-a-half days of sculpting and a half day of mold making. For an additional fee of $100 to cover the cost of casting, patina, and shipping, she will send your piece to a foundry and ship to you a finished bronze medal. Those who do not want a bronze can take home a plaster cast.

Heidi Wastweet is a leading American medalist and sculptor specializing in bas-relief bronzes. In conjunction with a wide variety of private mints she has produced over 1,000 coins, medals, tokens, and rare coin replicas since 1987. She was chief engraver for Sunshine Mint for 11 years and lead designer/sculptor for Global Mint for five years. In 2001, she opened her own studio, relocated from Idaho to Seattle in 2003, and then to the San Francisco Bay area in 2013. She serves as president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association and is former president and founder of Seattle Sculpture Guild as well as a member of the Federation Internationale de la Medaille. Her Work has been shown in Coin World and Coinage magazines and she exhibits her non-commissioned work with the National Sculpture Society in New York and the Bellevue Art Museum in Washington. She served two, four year terms on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee for the U.S. Mint in Washington, D.C. Medal and coin credits include a seven-coin set issued by the Sultanate of Darfur, Asian Hall of Fame Award Medal, the Dean’s Award for Seattle University School of Law, Alumnus Award Medal, the Dean’s Award for Seattle University School of Law, Alumnus Award for Stephen F. Austin University, Mayo Clinic Visiting Physicians Medal, Stanford University Alumni Medal, and Island Records Willie Nelson portrait. In addition to medallic art, she has also created public art including a commission for the University of Washington’s Medal of Honor Monument in Seattle and eight bronze relief panels for 12-foot high church doors at St. Paul’s in Pensacola, Florida.

August 29 - September 2, The Portrait in Relief Sculpture: A Course in Medallic Design and Process, with Eugene Daub, FNSS. $650 plus materials fee.

Learning the practice of relief sculpture applied to the portrait is the focus of this workshop.  Students will learn how to cast their work in plaster and work into the negative mold.  The positive effect of this method cannot be overstated.  Students will work from a photo reference.  The word, “medallic”, does not necessarily mean that the portrait will be cast in metal.  It is used here as a term that connotes the format, process, or size.  The workshop also covers how the finished plaster can be reduced to a smaller size and cast into different materials such as bronze, resin, and clay.  We will discuss alternative ways of making medals.  Patination will be covered and, if time allows, there will be a demonstration by the instructor.

Eugene Daub is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and of the American Numismatic Society and is vice president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association.  Daub studied at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Alfred University in New York. His teaching experience is equally extensive, having taught at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture, and Rutgers University.  Eugene Daub has created hundreds of portrait reliefs for public figures, mints, and an 18-foot relief for the Senate Chamber in the Montana Capitol Building.  Nationally known for his work in the field of medallic art, he has received the highest national and international awards for excellence in figurative and bas-relief sculpture from the American Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Association.  In 2002, he received the Arthur Ross Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America for achievement in figurative sculpture. His works appear in numerous private and public collections, including the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and Brookgreen Gardens.  His sculpture of Rosa Parks was unveiled in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol in 2013.

September 12 - 16, Sculpting the Figure with Paul Moore, FNSS. $650, plus material and model's fee.

This workshop focuses on observational form and modeling processes of the human figure. Students will investigate various representational possibilities, from small-scale to public and monumental works, to create their own unique compositions. Practical considerations, aesthetics, and problem solving are tailored to each student’s needs. Students may also bring in ongoing projects to work on.

Paul Moore is a Fellow and previous board member of the National Sculpture Society, and an Emeritus and previous board member of the Cowboy Artists of America. In 2021, Paul became only the 28th artist in 127 years to receive the Special Medal of Honor Award from the National Sculpture Society. For the past twenty-five years, Paul has been the Artist-in-Residence and Professor of the Figurative Sculpture Program at the University of Oklahoma. His work is nationally and internationally recognized, and his national work is included in the U.S. Capitol Collection, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Brookgreen Gardens, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Paul has won numerous awards throughout his career, including four Anne Marion Best of Show Awards, two Ray Swanson Memorial Awards, the Stetson Award and four Gold Medal and five Silver Medals for sculpture at the annual Cowboys Artists of America show. In 2018, Paul received an Emmy for a documentary short “Paul Moore: Monument Man” on PBS/OET. Paul and his two sons recently finished a twenty year project creating 45 life and a half elements in bronze for the Oklahoma Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City, OK. The monument is 365 feet long by 36 feet wide by 16 feet high.

September 26 - 30, Plein Air Figure Sculpture with Kevin Chambers $650 + material and model fees

Students will utilize sculptures from the gardens at Brookgreen to create master studies onsite.. Students will spend the morning of each workshop day outside creating a small-scale study of a sculpture of their choosing. The afternoon will be spent in the studio sculpting from a live model. This allows each student to study how the master sculptors have addressed such challenges as gesture, proportion, and anatomy . Then they will  come into the studio and work on a 18-24” sculpture to apply these skills.

Kevin Chambers is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. He received a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Atlanta, a program that allowed him the latitude to develop his own personal style while he apprenticed for talented artists. He studied the figure with contemporary masters such as Glenn Villpu, Brian Booth Craig, David Simon, and anatomical workshops with Andrew Cawrse.

October 17- 20, Taxidermy and Animal Sculpture with Paul Rhymer. $550 plus materials. Please note, this is a four day workshop.

Students will choose either a small bird or mammal, taxidermy provided by Paul Rhymer, and sculpt their subject with a particular focus on what makes each anatomy unique.

Paul Rhymer is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. 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 behavioral 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, Hiraim 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.

October 24 - 28, Birds in Sculpture, with Sandy Scott, FNSS. $650, plus materials fee.

The class begins with a discussion of bird anatomy, the principles of aerodynamics, and how to achieve the illusion of movement in sculptures of birds in flight.  Students will learn how to construct an armature for blocking-in birds in flight.  Sandy Scott will help students determine the difference between a sculpture that is technically adequate and one that has spirit and life.  All aspects of modeling in oil-based clay will be explored and beginning students are welcome.  Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the bird’s essence.  Students will work from photography, drawings, field guides, and videotapes of birds in flight.  Above all, armature building, assembling references for a specific species, aerodynamics, anatomy, and creating art is the focus.  Sandy has instructed bird sculpture for over 30 years and is recognized as one of America’s leading wildlife artists.

Sandy Scott is a Fellow with the National Sculpture Society. Sandy trained at the Kansas City Art Institute and worked in animation before turning her attention to etching in the 1970s and sculpture in the 1980s. An elected member of the National Sculpture Society, she has won awards from the National Academy of Design, Allied Artists of America, Pen and Brush Club, American Artists’ Professional League, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and a Gold Medal for sculpture from the National Academy of Western Art.  In 1998, the Gilcrease Museum honored Scott with a retrospective. Her work may be seen in numerous public installations and museums, including Brookgreen Gardens, and she was commissioned to sculpt an eagle for the Clinton Presidential Library.  She participates in many annual juried exhibitions, including Prix de West, Autry, Northwest Rendezvous, Cheyenne Frontier Days Museum Show, and the National Wildlife Museum Fall Exhibition.  A veteran instructor, Scott teaches at Scottsdale Artists School and Brookgreen Gardens, and is the subject of a book, Spirit of the Wild Things: The Art of Sandy Scott.

November 7 - 11, Modeling the Tao of Equus: Structure & Expression, with Stephanie Revennaugh $650 + material fees

We will explore the dance between the structure of equine anatomy and the expression that resonates with the heart.  How do we reach beyond the critical building of bones and muscles towards the ineffable that makes a piece of clay or metal seemingly exude life? 


Stephanie Revennaugh is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society.  Soulful and dynamic describes Stephanie Revennaugh's work.   Her sculpture is born from an intimate acquaintance  with her equine and canine subjects and executed with delight in form and texture.  Revennaugh’s work has been featured in exhibitions, collections and publications globally. The National Sculpture Society awarded her the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Grant for a meritorious body of work in animal sculpture. In 2018 she was elected as a NSS member. Revennaugh is largely self taught through workshops with notable artists in the US and France. Living her early years in Ohio, Central, and  South America gave her a taste for adventure and exploration. She currently resides in Montana, where she can be found exploring Big Sky country with her whippet pups or training with her Thoroughbred Eventer.  Drawing on experiences around the world, Stephanie continues to evolve, creating ever more evocative work.

Workshops for Children and Families (register and pay in advance)

May 7 -- Hand Casting for Children, with Bryan Rapp, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Campbell Center Studio, $35 per child (must be accompanied by an adult).

We will make an alginate mold of your child’s hand and then create a plaster cast for you to keep. Reservations are on a first come basis and should be made before April 18. Contact Kay Filar to register and pay in advance (required),   843-235-6034.

August 20 -- Foil Sculpture with Bryan Rapp, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell Center Studio, $10 per child (must be accompanied by an adult).

Participants will create human or animal three-dimensional forms using provided materials such as aluminum foil and wire. Contact Kay Filar to register and pay in advance (required),  843-235-6034.

November 19 -- Holiday Foil Reliefs with Bryan Rapp, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell Center Studio, $10 per child (must be accompanied by an adult).

Make a sculpted holiday card or ornament in relief. Materials provided. Contact Kay Filar to register and pay in advance (required),  843-235-6034.



Registration and Payment

Registration and Payment

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are asked to provide a complete mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address when pre-registering with Curatorial Associate Kay Filar at (800) 849-1931, x6034, or locally at (843) 235-6034. A registration deposit of $150 for adult workshops is required to complete the registration. Students will receive an emailed invoice indicating that two payments need to be made with credit card (AmEx, Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or check (payable to “Brookgreen Gardens”, sent to Brookgreen Gardens, ATTN: Sculpture Workshops, PO Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585). The first payment is the $150 registration deposit due upon receipt; the second, a final payment including remaining tuition and materials/models fees due on the last day of the workshop. A place in a class is not reserved until this registration deposit is paid. A waiting list will be established once a class has filled. After attending one workshop, adult students may receive a 10% tuition discount for attendance in subsequent workshops during the same year.

Withdrawals, Cancellations and Refund Policies

Withdrawals from a workshop must be in writing and must be given at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the workshop. We prefer to apply the registration fee to a future workshop but, if this is not possible, it will be refunded. If a student withdraws during a workshop, a pro-rated tuition payment plus any fees for materials or models must be paid. The full registration fee ($150) will be kept if a student does not attend and does not provide written notice of withdrawal by the deadline. Students will receive a full refund if a workshop must be canceled by Brookgreen Gardens. 

Levels of Skill

All workshops require students to have basic familiarity with the subject matter of the class, but most are suitable for beginners. 

Supplies, Books and Additional Fees

A supply list of required materials will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the start of each workshop. Students may not bring their own clay to the workshop unless the instructor has specified it. If recommended, students are encouraged to obtain books prior to the workshop. Some materials for workshops are provided and some workshops require models, both for additional fees. In the event additional fees are required, they are determined at cost and divided evenly among the students. 

Daily Schedule

Although each sculpture workshop begins and ends at the instructor’s discretion, the schedule is generally 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the first day, and 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the subsequent days, which provides six hours of instruction per day. One hour is allowed for lunch. In order to keep to the schedule, students are encouraged to bring their own bag lunches or to use Brookgreen food service facilities. A microwave oven, coffee maker, and vending machines are located at the Campbell Center. 

Additional Questions?


Please call Bryan Rapp, Director of the Master Sculptor Program (843) 235-6027, or, Kay Filar, Curatorial Associate, (843) 235-6034, or, Robin R. Salmon, VP of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, (843) 235-6012.

Recommended Places to Stay

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort (closest)

Hampton Inn Pawleys Island

Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet

The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn

Inlet Sports Lodge

Airlines that service Myrtle Beach are - Allegiant Air, American, Delta, Porter Air, Spirit, United, US Airways and WestJet.
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Hours:  9:30AM - 5:00PM (closed during daytime hours on Nights of a Thousand Candles)

4:00PM - 9:00PM on Nights of a Thousand Candles

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.


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1931 Brookgreen Drive

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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

on South Carolina's Hammock Coast