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Continuing Education at PAFA

Figure Modeling (In-Person)

with Morgan Dummitt


Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Note: This course was originally scheduled for May 30 but has been postponed by one week to begin on June 6. Registration is open.

Sculpting from the life model is the foundational skill of traditional sculpture. Learn to model the 24-inch full figure in clay, from armature construction to finished sculpture. Topics of study will include proportion, gesture, and simplified sculptural form. All levels are welcome.  Note: Tuition includes a $50 models fee.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to focus on large, simple shapes
  • Gain a basic understanding of the major forms and rhythms of the figure and portrait
  • Understand the building blocks of artistic anatomy
  • Consider the goals of a study versus a finished sculpture

Optional: This course is available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $645 (including model fee). Select credit option when registering.

Note: No class on Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.

Image: Morgan Dummitt, Brittany.

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CE Policy Guide Summer 2023

  • Session 1: Jun 6 - Aug 15th, 2023
    Tue for 10 weeks from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

(215) 972-7600

128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Get directions

Room: 740

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