Young artists aged 11 to 16 will love this fun workshop taught by award-winning sculptor, Neil Grant. Over the course of five afternoons, they’ll learn the basic principles of sculpting by first making fruit, skulls, and shoes in clay then being able to undertake their own individual projects under supervision.
The class balances fun with teaching and at the end of it kids will leave with both knowledge and works of art that they can paint and decorate in their own time — great activities for the rest of summer!
“This isn’t your making-coiled-pots class,” says Neil. “The skills they’ll learn are the beginning of training a fine artist, but we’ll do it in a fun way so that kids have both a great time and learn some new skills”.
All materials, clay, and tools will be provided. Pack a snack and a water bottle! Students will be working with air dry clay, so no firing is needed.
About Neil Grant
Neil Grant is an award-winning Cape Cod based figurative sculptor and a current finalist at this year’s National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition. Together with his daughter, Charlie, they run our Charlie of Science slime workshops. Neil has taught sculpting and art to a variety of school classes across the Cape and recently taught the anatomy of sculpture to eighty eighth graders in one morning!
Neil Grant is an English representational sculptor who makes fine art through a slightly different lens. An award-winning artist, he combines technical skill with storytelling and humor.
Neil lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he sculpts out of his studio and teaches classes and workshops across the Cape.
“Sculpture is how I put my thoughts out into the world, and so I try to make sure that they are ideas worth sharing,” says Neil. “All sculptures have an origin story, and mine normally begin with questions such as, ‘I wonder if anyone has ever attempted that in clay before?’ or ‘It’s probably not what you’d call classical sculpture, but I wonder if people would like it?’ I love sculpture and any other form of art that fuses skill, emotion, and if it can, a bit of humor. That’s what I aim for in my work."
More details about Neil and his work can be found at www.granty-art.com