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 The Art Academy
Adult Fine Arts Classes

The Art Academy offers an extensive selection of fine arts classes to satisfy the artistic needs of adults within our community. All classes focus on improving skills and are taught with thorough explanation and demonstration. We do not assign homework. We welcome both beginning and advanced students in all of our adult courses. Please check the Schedule Pages to find out when a class is held.  All skill levels are welcome; no prerequisites.

Sculpting the Figure with James Shoop
A 10-Day Workshop

“Three things are needed for success in painting and sculpture - to see beauty when young and accustom yourself to it, to work hard, and to obtain good advice.”

-Gian Lorenzo Bernini
1598 - 1680

20 hours of Lecture, Demonstration and Sculpting from the Live Model
Tuition ~ $475.00 includes model fee
Limit 10 Students
Call 651-699-1573 for additional information

Working with a model in a single sustained pose, students choose to either sculpt the entire figure, or sculpt a portrait bust. The class will focus on gesture, anatomy, form and movement as expressed 3-dimensionally. Lectures will cover the variety of techniques, materials and processes used to create a successful sculpture that can be properly cast. Students may bring their own armature, or they will be instructed on how to build one.

JAMES SHOOP is an award winning sculptor, owner of Shoop Sculptural Design, Inc., and the co-owner of his family’s foundry, Shoop’s American Bronze Casting, LLC. James studied classical sculpture at The National Academy of Design, The Art Students League and The New York Academy of Art. His clients include: Warner Brothers, Hallmark, D.C. Comics, Disney, and the United States Naval Academy.  
James Shoop, Instructor       
King Gypsy
Wax Original               
James Shoop, Instructor
The Struggle of Progress
Resin Study
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David Crockett
Wax Original
James Shoop, Instructor