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Sculpting the Portrait with Chad Fisher


Instructor: Chad Fisher
Date: Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 2022
Time: 9 am-5 pm, with lunch break 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, and uninstructed time in
the evenings until 8 pm
Location: Lyme Academy of Fine Arts’ Stobart Studio

Supply Kit: All students must purchase at least the clay & armature kit $75 (students bring their own tools, see attached supply list).
Optional all-inclusive supply kit (clay, armature, and all tools and supplies) $230.

In this workshop, students will create a finished clay portrait from life using traditional fine art techniques. Emphasis will be placed on large shapes, anatomy, structure, and hierarchy of forms. We will spend time looking for the musical rhythms in your work, the concepts of continuation of form will be introduced, much like a ballet dancer is taught to hold a line into space.

All levels are welcome. The instructor will demonstrate concepts and will work alongside students over the workshop but this workshop will move at a fast pace. You are invited to join the instructor who will host open sculpture in the evenings, for a two-hour informal work time until 8 pm.

You will leave with a finished portrait sculpture, and options for preserving your sculpture through casting will be discussed.

Special Notes
This is an in-person workshop that will take place in our studios with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our covid policy

Artist Bio
Since 2006 Chad Fisher has worked as commissioned/gallery artist, producing fine art bronze and stone sculptures. Chad’s work is informed by a decade of rigorous academic training and a deep understanding of historic design principles. He has received public recognition for his work with the Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Bears Football Club, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Vietnam Memorial, Major General Harry Rockafeller Memorial, Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial, and the MSG Gary Gordon, MOH Memorial. In 2017 Chad, along with his father Fran, and wife Denise, built Fisher Sculpture’s personal art foundry. He is represented by Grenning Gallery.

Please review our terms and conditions prior to enrollment.

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