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The Following Classes are available at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland.


Portrait Sculpture Intensive
Wed-Sat 9:00am-4:00pm
Member price: $450
Ages: 15+

An opportunity for students to sculpt a life-like portrait in clay, working directly from the model. Designed for all levels of ability, Rick Casali's innovative teaching style embraces the French concept of "secret figure", a knowledge/concept approach to understanding the Portrait. This unique 5-day workshop will consist of daily sculpture demos by Casali covering proportion, pose, geometric planes, and the anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and the forms of the hair. Thorough measurements of each model will be recorded prior to class as a reference. Students will have their choice of a male or female model, model fee TBA. Recommended for portrait painters, sculptors, illustrators, and computer animators. Click here for materials list.

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Figure Painting Alla Prima
Fri 1:00-4:00 pm
Member price: $250
Ages: 16+

This class explores the nude and clothed figure in beautiful north light. Instructor will lecture on anatomy, geometric structure, color, composition, and the concept of light, shadow, and half tone. Class embraces the wet into wet "Alla Prima" technique made famous by artists like Sargent, Zorn, and Sorolla. Basic drawing skills required. Model fee: $50. Click here for materials list.
No class 9/27, 10/18, 10/25, and 11/1.


Portrait Drawing in Charcoal
Mon 7:30-9:30pm
Member price: $225
Ages: 16+

Learn to draw realistic portraits! Here students will learn to set up the attitude of the head, judge proportions, and explore the power of light and shade. Lectures will be given on the geometric planes of the head, organic rhythms, and the anatomy of individual features. No prior experience necessary. A model fee of $50 is due at the first class. Please bring materials to first class. Materials list available online. Click here for materials list.
Rick Casali Charcoal Portrait Class
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Portrait Sculpture Workshop
Coming Fall 2014

Designed for all levels of ability, students will learn the major planes of the head, neck, and shoulders. Emphasis will be placed on proper set up of action, proportions, the characteristics of the skull, and the anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. Recommended for students of painting and drawing as well as serious sculptors. Please bring materials to first class. Click here for materials list.
Rick Casali Portrait Sculpture Workshop
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The Secret Figure -
A Sculpture Workshop
for All

Coming Fall 2014

This three day course is for painters and sculptors wishing to expand their knowledge of the human figure. Through demonstrations in clay, students will be given universal truths about the body regarding proportion, anatomy, and geometric construction. The head, torso, and appendages will be sculpted methodically, highlighting the essential characteristics that make us human. Knowledge in this field will enable you to draw/sculpt figures out of your head and it will give your work from life more power and realism. This proven method relies on memorization and understanding, thus students are advised to keep a sketchbook during the week. Model fee TBA. Click here for materials list.

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Monitored Figure Sculpture
Wed 6:30-9:00pm
Member price: $185
Ages: 16+

An evening class for artists interested in working on a sustained figure study from life (standing or seated nude). Instructor will set the eight week pose and work alongside students, occasionally offering individual critique . Each night starts with a short lecture addressing a part of anatomy. Assistance will be given at the beginning of first class securing wire armature. Model fee: $50. Click here for materials list.

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