The Robert Bodem Figure Sculpture Workshop, May 27th-June 7th is going to be epic! 

This will be Rob’s only two-week figure workshop in the United States in 2024.

We work from the live model from 9-12am, one hour break for lunch, then 1-4 pm. There will be 10 days of instruction.

The weekend in between will be great for exploring all that Richmond has to offer in the spring, historic plantations, glorious parks, the mighty James River, or just strolling the lovely historic streets. 

We will work on a custom-made half-life  (@32”) armature in water-based clay.

We will focus on one standing pose throughout the two weeks.  Rob will be doing a lot of demonstration as well as individual interaction. He’s a very  generous  and approacable instructor. He will be bringing copies of his new book as well! 

The $2,095 fee includes the clay, model fee, custom-made half-life armature and a custom-made box for shipping your sculpture home safely.

Leroy Transfield “Gestures In Clay”. Leroy is a native of New Zealand, currently living and working in Utah.  We are thrilled that he will be sharing his process of creating his ethereal sculptures with us! His Instagram page, #Leroy.Transfield, overflows with one breathtaking vision after another. Students will work from the live model, creating small relief sculptures in the morning and freestanding ones in the afternoon. Leroy will guide us in creating the sculptures so that they may be fired in a kiln at a later date. Clay and armatures will be provided, and we will provide shipping materials and even build custom shipping containers as needed to get your sculpture home safely.


​7/17-7/23 2024

Cost: $1500

Join ARC Living Master Artist Tina Garrett at Manchester Studios in charming Richmond, Virginia for a special 7 Day, two-in-one combination workshop! Flesh Tones and Secrets To Painting Children from Life and Photos is a comprehensive study of oil painting children and understanding on how to paint flesh in multiple lighting scenarios including candle light, moonlight, underwater and more. Students will learn how to take photos and videos of children in their own life to use as references for this workshop, and reference images will be provided for those who need them. Students will learn the specific understandings needed to paint believable portraits of children from both life and photos. If your paintings of children look static, stiff and older than they really are, or if your flesh tones are dead looking, or you simply can’t figure out how NOT to copy your photo references, this is the workshop for you. Students will learn how to learn the tools it takes to know what not to paint in their photo references, how to make luscious edges, how to create a likeness in portraiture, create accurate color and control the palette and above all, transcend the photo and create a work of art.

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