Tuesday–Friday, 1:30 pm–5:00 pm
Fee: $350 (includes $30 materials fee)
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students, ages 12–18
Explore the fascinating world of the ancient dinosaurs from the inside-out with this interesting sculptural workshop!
Students will learn how to represent and identify major structural landmarks and muscle groups of the legendary "terrible lizards," while creating their own miniature dinosaur to take home at the end of the week. The workshop includes on-site preliminary drawings of the dinosaur fossil exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History. Students will learn about the skeletal systems of dinosaurs through observation and sketching. They will then translate their drawings into wire armatures, which will in turn be sculpted upon until a miniature dinosaur is realized! Finally, the sculpted figures will be textured and painted based on the patterns of the dinosaur's living ancestors. Using simple tools and a unique, mess-free ceramic sculpting compound, students will produce their own one-of-a-kind creations while learning the fundamentals of sculpting!
Greg Follender is a working artist and illustrator in New York City, who also teaches part-time at the American Museum of Natural History for their after-school program. He has been teaching drawing and sculpting classes at the Museum for over a decade, and has developed this dinosaur sculpting class specifically for students fascinated by the exhibits on display. Teaching this workshop at the Art Students League represents the fulfillment of Mr. Follender’s wish to share this engaging subject with a wider audience.