Sculpting the Figure

Ages 18+

Saturday, January 22, 2022
January 22 and 23 | 1 – 4 PM

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Inspired by Stephen De Staebler: Masks and Monumental Figures, on view in the Crocker’s Main Courtyard and Weiborg Gallery, participants will examine figuration through careful observation, guided viewing, and sketching. Back in the studio, participants will gain an understanding of the basic geometry of the body through shaping forms and building clay around a table top armature. This class is designed for participants new to clay or wishing to explore the basics of figurative sculpting: anatomy, gesture, mass, and volume.

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Instructor: Patricia Wood is currently a full time Professor at American River College and Director of Kaneko Gallery. She has had numerous exhibitions both locally and nationally. She received her BA in Art Studio from UC Davis and her MFA in painting from the University of Arizona. Her artwork has been featured in several issues of New American Painting magazines as well as on the cover of Studio Visit magazine's 7th edition. She currently lives and has an art studio in Sacramento, California. She shares her space with two adorable cats who, through their callous disregard for art supplies and works in progress, serve to remind her that ultimately the value of the art making process is both personal and subjective.


$165 for Members
$185 for Nonmembers

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The Crocker is taking measures to ensure that in-person studio classes can be physically distant while also socially connected. Among other things, we are limiting the number of people in our classes, as well as monitoring and marking the distance between class participants.

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