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Sculpture

Classes with Jean Westmacott:


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Beginning Portrait Sculpture

Instructor: Jean Westmacott

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Dates: TBD

Day: Wednesdays (previous class - subject to change)

Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Length of Class: 6 Sessions / 3 Hours each Session

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $180.00
                     
Non-members - $190.00

Materials / Model Fee: $45 (includes ½ bag clay, sculpture tool, model fee)

Materials List: Download/print here or email info@ocaf to request

Ages: 18+

Student Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Class Description:

This is a beginning portrait sculpture class to introduce students to the forms, proportions and expressive possibilities in shaping the human head. No previous experience is necessary. 

During the six-week course, students will create a 3/4 life-size portrait in clay, working from a live model (provided). Students will learn how to cut in half, hollow out and re-attach the halves of their work in order to make the clay a uniform thickness ready to fire. When dry, the completed portraits will be bisque-fired at OCAF. 

Tools, clay and armature materials will be provided as part of the cost of the class, but students are encouraged to bring to class any clay tools, sponges or kitchen implements they may have that are useful for modeling clay. But remember, your own fingers and hands are your best 'tools' for this work. 

During the course we will be discussing historical examples of portrait sculpture, its purposes from power to personal, and the fascination artists, and people in general, have had with creating images of ourselves.


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Jean Wilkins Westmacott was born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania. Following graduation from Temple University, Philadelphia, with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in art, she completed a Masters of Fine Arts in sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After a year living in London, she and her British husband Richard moved to Georgia where Richard taught in the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia in Athens. While raising their son, Jesse, Jean combined further art studies in bronze casting and figure work with the couple’s work on renovating historic homes in Oglethorpe County. 

Jean taught sculpture at Ocean County Community College in New Jersey, for the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and, for the longest stint 1990 - 2006, at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. At Brenau, Jean served as Gallery Director and as the arts management and sculpture programs’ director on the Art & Design faculty. She organized a wide variety of exhibitions, delivered museum education programming and

managed Brenau’s art collection. It was during this time that the galleries expanded from one to three, the permanent collection grew in size and caliber and Brenau’s reputation in the visual arts escalated in quality. Exhibitions of works by such artists as Roy Lichtenstein, Marisol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Miriam Shapiro and Benny Andrews - among many others - drew crowds and touring groups of school-aged children from the North Georgia region for several years. In 2005, she received Brenau University’s Vulcan Award for Teaching Excellence and Community Leadership.

During this phase of her career, Jean also completed a number of sculpture commissions, including the Athena statue, installed in front of the Classic Center in downtown Athens in time for the 1996 Olympics, and an over life-size portrait of Gainesville, GA civil rights activist and educator, Beulah Rucker. Jean also served as a panelist for the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 1990s, on the Art Selection Committee for Concourse E at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta in 1995 and as a juror for numerous art competitions in Georgia. Until her retirement, she was deeply involved with the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries - on the board of directors then vice-president and president. In 1997, she was honored as one of “Georgia’s 100 Women in the Visual Arts”.

After retirement from Brenau in 2006, Jean has continued her studio and commission work, including two bronze figures for Brenau University and the figure Elpida for Anne’s Garden at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.



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Other Classes with Jean Westmacott


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Pet Portraits in Clay

Instructor: Jean Westmacott

Sign-up on Wait List to be notified of Future Classes

Dates: September 28 - October 26, 2016

Day: Wednesdays

Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Length of Class: 5 Sessions / 3 Hours each Session

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $160.00
                    
Non-members - $170.00

Materials Fee: $30 (includes ½ bag clay, sculpture tool)

Materials List: Download/print here or email info@ocaf to request

Ages: 18+

Student Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Class Description: This is a beginning portrait sculpture class to introduce students to the forms, proportions and expressive possibilities in sculpting your pet's portrait out of clay. No previous experience is necessary.

During the five-week course, students will create a portrait in clay, working from photographs of their best friend - whether that's a cat, dog, horse or iguana. Finished work will be cut in half, hollowed out and re-attached in order to make the clay a uniform thickness ready to fire. When dry, the completed portraits will be bisque-fired at OCAF.

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Cameron Hampton Workshop Series

Instructor: Cameron Hampton

New Workshops Open For Registration!

Member Fee: $75 per Session
Non-Member Fee:
$85 per Session

Materials: Lists are posted with class descriptions. 

Maximum: 10 Students per Session

Age/Skill Level: All workshops are open to students 10 years old and up. Skill levels are listed with each class.

Location:
School Street Studios: Painting & Drawing Studio
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677

In this unique series of one-day Saturday workshops Cameron offers instruction in a variety of mediums and techniques. Classes are taught in a casual studio environment with hands-on demonstrations by the instructor. You can take just one class or all (separate fee for each) as each class will focus on a different medium &/or technique. Cameron will also show various pieces of her own work in progress.

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Sculpture Workshops:

Sign up on Wait List to be Notified of Future Workshops

DATES: 

  • TBD

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Students will use mixed media material such as plaster, paper, Spanish moss / other natural materials to create unique sculptures. Class is appropriate for all skill levels, beginner to advanced.  

MATERIALS NEEDED ARE MINIMAL:

  •  Pair of needle nose pliers
  • Garden gloves
  • Apron

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Other Workshops with Cameron Hampton:

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Painting Workshops:

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Drawing Workshops:

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Pastel Workshops:

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Watercolor Workshops:

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Cameron Hampton is a Masters Circle Member of the International Association of Pastel Societies, earning her Gold Medal in spring 2007. She is also a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Southeastern Pastel Society and the Alabama Pastel Society. She is a painter, photographer, sculptor and illustrator. Hampton attended both Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and The Atlanta College of Art (now The Savannah College of Art and Design) in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, she has studied independently in Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany and Hungary where she lived in 1991-1992. Hampton has works in corporate and private collections throughout the world and starting in 2016 will be showing her work in La Carré Artistes Art Gallery in Utrecht, Netherlands.

To find out more about Cameron & see more of her work click here.