Finding Emotion and Texture in Animal Forms

All Levels
June 12 - June 16, 2023

Students will learn to sculpt animal forms with a focus on using body language to introduce a narrative. Jackson will demonstrate hand-building techniques to construct each animal sculpture. Students will learn about comparative anatomy, how to gather reference information, the importance of texture in animal sculpture, introducing found objects, and non-traditional finishing techniques. Students are welcome to bring a personal item that they wish to incorporate into their finished pieces.

Meet the Instructor

Darla Jackson

Darla Jackson is a sculptor living in Philadelphia. She received a BFA in Sculpture from Moore College of Art in 2003, and after receiving Knight Arts Challenge Grant in 2011 and 2013, founded the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. Her work has been shown regionally in spaces such as the Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA Academy of the…


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