In this workshop participants will create a round format “Bas” or low relief of a portrait in profile of a person or pet/animal from photos. The technique used will be the “Pate’ sur Pate’” method favored by Augustus Saint-Gaudens in his most delicate portrait reliefs. This method consists of the building up a clay “slurry” (liquified clay) on the surface using brushes much like a painting. The workshop will consist of a short talk on the topic, a demonstration, and a constructive critique session involving the entire class.


Materials and tools will be provided. Participants may bring their own tools if preferred.


  • 2-part class, led by Sculptor-in-Residence Davis Fandiño

  • Saturday, August 10 & 17

  • 12:00 – 4:00 pm

  • $100


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