Animal Sculpture at the Philadelphia Zoo
This class is designed to introduce students to the world of animal sculpture. Basics such as form, differences in animal body types and finishing will be covered. We'll be sculpting animals from life on location at the Philadelphia Zoo in the small mammal and/or reptile houses.
The goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity to sculpt exotic animals from life, while learning about the differences in form. Each student will produce at least one small scale animal sculpture.
Students will be provided with clay and tools. Students will be responsible for paying the $14 admission to the Philadelphia Zoo and may also want to bring a lunch.
Darla Jackson is most notably recognized for her bizarre animal sculptures that have been seen infiltrating spaces throughout Philadelphia. Past exhibitions include While you were out at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Anatomy Now at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, My Dog Speaks at Seraphin Gallery, and On the Rise at the Gallery at City Hall. Jackson graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from Moore College of Art in 2003 and continues to live and work in Philadelphia, PA. She currently teaches sculpture classes at both the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. In 2011, Jackson was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant to start the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym.
For more about Darla: http://www.darlajacksonsculpture.com/
Sunday, February 24, 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Philadelphia Zoo (View)
3400 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|