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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.

2021 Wallace Master Sculptor Program Workshops

April 5-9 - 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. 

April 26-30 - 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.

May 3-7 - 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 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. 

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.  

May 17-21, Nature's Geometry: Sculpting the Figure in Planes with Rick Casali. $650 plus materials and model’s fees.

Sculpt the figure under the guidance of renowned sculptor Rick Casali. Artists will create a 24” standing nude in oil-based plastilina on a wire skeleton armature, working directly from the live model. Each day will feature several demos by Casali explaining the essential knowledge for making life-like figures with sound anatomy. Topics covered: “action” of pose, human proportions, geometric planes, gross anatomy, and the organic rhythms that tie it all together. Recommended for portrait painters, sculptors, wood carvers, students of drawing, and computer animators. All skill levels welcome.

Rick Casali is a figurative artist based in Maryland. Both an oil painter and sculptor, Rick’s work expresses an appreciation for nature and his love of the figure. “It is the honest study of nature that leads one to beauty,” says Casali. His style embraces classicism, Impressionism, and elements of modern design, aiming to fuse the timeless geometry of the Greeks with a fresh Impressionistic vision of reality. Rick attended the Maryland Institute of College of Art in Baltimore, and then a close apprenticeship with renowned portrait artists Cedric and Joanette Egeli at their farm in Edgewater, MD. It was John Ebersberger who introduced Rick to the Egelis, and Rick credits John for opening his eyes to color and developing a command of drawing the portrait and figure. Casali has also studied extensively with sculptor Stephen Perkins, an expert in human construction and anatomy. Additional mentors include colorist George T. Thurmond and portrait artist Michael Shane Neal. 

June 7-11 - Sculpting the Figure Utilizing the Sight Size Method with Jason Arkles.  $650 plus materials and model’s fee.   *CANCELLED**

“Sight Size” is a technique 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. Brookgreen is very fortunate to host one of his workshops and therefore, this class will fill up quickly. 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. 

June 14-18 - 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 five 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 day-and a half of mold-making and plaster casting. 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 don’t 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. 

July 26–30, Beginning sculpting, with Bryan Rapp. $325 plus materials and model’s fee. 

This course is especially tailored to beginners, but it is open to all levels. Students will learn about the different clays and tools available to us, as well as a brief introduction to mold-making and casting processes. Students will also learn how to build armatures and how to quickly rough-in and proportion human forms utilizing a live model. We will also tour the grounds and talk about Brookgreen’s collection and the artists represented. On the last day, we will create an alginate mold of our hands, as well as a plaster casting to take home with you. Students may bring in personal work to continue or start from scratch.  

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 9-13, Sculpting the Figure in Motion with Brittany Ryan. $650 plus materials and model’s 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 and the creation of 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 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 BFA degree, majoring in Illustration and a minor in Sculpture. After working as an illustrator for two years, Brittany began work toward her MFA degree 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. Brittany currently lives and works in Southern California, is periodically involved in group shows as well as being an instructor and sculpture department coordinator at Laguna College of Art + Design since 2014. 

August 30-September 3, Navigating a Portrait Commission Without a Model, with Wesley Wofford, FNSS, $650, plus materials and model’s fee.

This five-day intensive workshop will focus on the business and art of a portrait commission.  It will simulate portrait sculpture commissions where the subject is unavailable, be it a historical or posthumous work, or a specific situation where the model is inaccessible.  It will include client interactions, contracts, budgeting, and historical and reference collections.  We will use live models, life-casts, and other resources to “fill in the gaps”, applying foundational knowledge of underlying structural anatomy.  We will also focus on composition, embedding narrative, and imbuing emotional resonance.  Each participant will build an armature and sculpt a portrait bust with oil-based clay.  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 modelling techniques.  This course is appropriate for beginning or advanced students of sculpture, and each participant will receive instruction based on his specific skill levels.

Emmy and Academy Award-winning artist Wesley Wofford, FNSS is an American Figurative Sculptor born in 1972. His style emphasizes the sculptor’s presence characterized by a dynamic use of form and texture. Wesley’s monuments provoke passionate responses and he is known for his intimate, emotionally charged portraits. Wofford is a Fellow and Board Member of the National Sculpture Society, an Elected Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and a Signature Member of the Portrait Society of America. Wesley has gallery representation worldwide, and his sculpture is recognized on an international level with various awards and publications celebrating and featuring his work. His monumental installations and portraits can be found in numerous locations throughout the United States including the Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln, NE) and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Burbank, CA). Wofford’s 9 foot Harriet Tubman Monument “The Journey to Freedom” was featured on the cover of the Fall 2020 Issue of Sculpture Review Magazine and is currently touring the country as a traveling exhibition.

Workshop Canceled
September 13-17, 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 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.  He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and of the American Numismatic Society and is vice president of the American Medallic Sculpture Association.  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.

Workshop Canceled
September 20-24, Passion of the Portrait - Creating the Portrait in Clay, with Susan Wakeen. $650 plus materials fee and model’s fee.  

Please join us for an intensive 5-day study of how to design, construct, and sculpt the portrait in clay. We will start with a step-by-step process to bring the portrait as quickly as possible to its proper proportions. The focus will then be on a very careful study of the regions, planes, muscles, and forms of the head, neck, and shoulders. Students will learn the key “bony” landmarks and structures with an overview of the anatomy of the skull. As you learn the techniques of measuring and observation, it is also important to understand that the art of sculpting the portrait is equally important. There will be discussion and demonstrations throughout the five days.  The workshop concludes with a discussion about the mold-making process as well as the different methods and materials to cast with.  It is suitable for beginner to advanced artists.

Susan Wakeen was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and raised by creative parents who encouraged the pursuit of an art career.  A favorite part of her early years was drawing and painting.  She attended Central Connecticut State University, majoring in math and psychology.  For many years, she taught Special Education in Brookline and Waltham, Massachusetts.  Although she always had sketchbooks and pencil close by, the reality of being a fine artist seemed unreachable.  However, she started with evening courses at the Boston School of Fine Art.  Later, Joshua Graham and Dorothy Lepler would become influential in teaching Susan discipline, observation, and control.  She debuted her sculptures and dolls in New York City at the International Toy Fair.  She was instantly recognized for her work and was awarded "Doll of The Year" for her sculpture, Jeanne.  Susan was offered a position at Hasbro Toys in Pawtucket, Rhode Island as senior designer and contributed greatly to the growth of the doll design department.  She began creating sculptures of babies and formed her company – Susan Wakeen Doll Company, Inc.  For over 25 years, Susan was recognized by her peers and collectors as one of the top artists in her field, being honored with more than 48 nominations and awards in the industry for "Doll of the Year" and The Award of Excellence.  She traveled to Spain, ltaly, and China to perfect her artistry.  Susan was awarded First Place at the International Portrait Conference in Atlanta for her sculpture, Carla, and has received awards from the Salmagundi Club, National Sculpture Society, and other arts organizations.  Susan's sensitivity and style expressed in clay and bronze are currently in the homes of collectors and museums throughout the world.


 October 4 - 8, 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 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 and she is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society. 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. 

October 11-15, Mold-making with Trish Smith. $650, plus materials fee

Learn the process of making a simple piece mold with a master mold-maker.  Bring completed, small sculptures in oil-base clay with no undercuts from which to make a mold.  Heads, small animals, or small birds with folded wings are ideal.  If you do not have a suitable sculpture to bring, sculptor Sandy Scott will work with you on the first day of the workshop to model a figure to mold.

Trish Smith, a graduate of the University of Arizona, has been Studio Director for artist Sandy Scott for the past 30 years and is a master mold-maker.

October 18-21, Animal Sculpting with Paul Rhymer. $550 plus materials. 

This 4-day workshop will concentrate on sculpting animals from models and other references. 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.

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. 

November 15-19, The Power and Beauty of the Female Figure, with Fall Sculptor in Residence Richard Blake, FNSS. $650 plus materials and model’s fee. (Richard Blake’s fall residency occurs November 8 to 19). 

This workshop will stress the governing principles which facilitate sculptors creating a reclining and seated female figure. I will share my insights of the figure, the female anatomy, and the spotting of color to create a dynamic sculptural composition. Students will be encouraged to see and think of the body’s landscape in terms of juxtaposed forms, weights, rhythms, and balance in capturing the character and expression of the model. I’ll demonstrate the punctuation of lights and darks in creating a sculpture or, to quote Rodin: “The Art of the Hole and the Lump.”  The class will work from a live model.  These sessions will be augmented by illustrated lectures and hands-on demonstrations. Water-based clay will be used to construct an 18-inch female figure. Figure armature will be assembled in class with materials furnished by Brookgreen Gardens.

Richard Blake’s education in art started when he was nine years old.  He enrolled at the Samuel Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied drawing and painting.  At the age of fifteen, Blake changed from painting to sculpture and quickly became totally immersed in all facets of sculptural expression.  Later he competed and won a full scholarship to the Tyler School of Fine Arts.  While a student at Tyler, Blake was awarded the Stewardson Prize by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for his competence in figure modeling.  After graduation, he continued his studies independently in Europe and Central America.  Currently, Blake resides and works in the scenic Amish countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He recently retired from West Chester University where he taught sculpture and life drawing.  Blake’s sculptures have been included in over 100 international and national exhibitions and are represented in many private collections and public outdoor commissions.  His work has received numerous honors and awards from the nation’s oldest and most venerated art institutions including the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design.  He is a Fellow and a past-president of the National Sculpture Society.

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

May 15 -- Light Sculptures with Bryan Rapp, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Campbell Center Studio, $10 per child (must be accompanied by an adult). 

Create your own lighted sculpture using provided materials such as light sticks, water bottles, clear cups, and other items.

August 21 -- 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 and animal three-dimensional forms using provided materials such as aluminum foil and wire.

December 11 -- 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.



Registration and Payment

Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A registration fee of $150 for adult workshops is required upon registration. A student is not on the class list until the fee is paid. After attending one workshop, adult students may receive a 10% tuition discount for attendance in subsequent workshops during the same year. Students are asked to provide a complete mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address when registering. Using American Express, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card, students may register by telephone with Kay Filar, Curatorial Associate, at (800) 849-1931, ext. 6034, or at (843) 235-6034. Checks are to be made payable to Brookgreen Gardens and can be sent to: Brookgreen Gardens, Attn: Sculpture Workshops, PO Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585. The full class listing is found at A waiting list is established once a class has filled. 

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 Kay Filar, Curatorial Associate, (843) 235-6034 or use our contact form and choose the category "sculpture." 

Recommended Places to Stay

Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort (closest)

Hampton Inn Pawleys Island

Hampton Inn Murrells Inlet

The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn

Inlet Sports Lodge

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