These four 3-hour sessions are designed to give participants the opportunity to enhance and invigorate their creativity through the study of the nude human figure. Sessions will allow practice in observing, interpreting, and accurately representing the male and female form. Emphasis will be on using clay to create sculptures that capture the essence of a figurative torso (no head, arms, or legs) pose. Individualized instruction will enable each participant, beginners and advanced artists, to work at their own pace. Figurative artists interested in the Realist Art Movement and who work in 2-D and 3-D art forms can benefit from these sessions.

To advance skills in rendering human anatomy, nude models are used for all figurative sculpture sessions. To give participants experience in interpreting the male and female form, a male and a female will each pose for two 3-hour sessions. The four sessions will be conducted on Monday and Wednesday nights, 6:30-9:30 pm. Participants can sign up for all four 3-hour sessions or elect to just take the two male or the two female sessions. The workshop fee for all four sessions is $95 or $65 for just the two male or for just the two female sessions. The fee covers the use of sculpting stand, model fee, studio facility, and bisque firing of finished sculptures. Water-based clay will be available for purchase at the first session for $15 per twenty-five pound bag. Payment is due at the first session attended and can be by cash or check/money order made out to James Fatata (sorry no credit cards). Sessions are limited to eight participants and will be held at Litmus Gallery & Studios at 312 W. Cabarrus Street in downtown Raleigh. Those wishing to attend must reserve a space in advance. Notification will be sent to those requesting a space as to whether there is a space for them or if they are on the "wait list". Additional information or to register for the workshop: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sessions are 6:30 – 9:30 pm on Monday and Wednesday nights.

Male Model: November 6 & 8, 2017

Female Model: November 13 & 15, 2017