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Large Animal Sculpture P101

7 Seats Available

Large Animal Sculpture




8/11/2023 to 8/13/2023

  • Alison Palmer

Meeting Times

  • Friday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Wesleyan Potters is proud to offer a Mildred Weiner Sponsored Workshop with Allison Palmer. 

This is a three-day, hands-on workshop where participants will concentrate on hand-building a large animal sculpture with special attention paid to skeletal, musculature and other unique properties that will identify your creature. We'll spend time learning how to build/assemble the scaffolding needed to support your animal in a standing pose.

Day 1- Make torso and attach legs

Day 2- Add chest, rump, neck and refine

Day 3- Add head, details (eyes, ears, tails, feet), and continue refining. 

Students will be asked to bring reference pictures of animals they wish to build. Multiple pictures of every angle of the animal should be included, especially facial details. Students should bring any tools they would like to use including but not limited to: Handbuilding tools, including rasps, paddles, assorted ribs, textured tools and cut off wire.

Tools and clay will also be available in the Studio to use or purchase.

Additional Notes


Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination and at least one booster as eligible will be REQUIRED for class registration for all sessions going forward. 


The Wesleyan Potters policy has changed. Mask wearing will be optional.

We have to be flexible and will advise if mask requirements go from optional to required during a class session. If Middlesex County COVID positivity rates increase into the Red Category, the loosened rules on masking may be modified for the health and safety of our community. 

Note that everyone has the option to continue to wear his or her mask during the semester. If you feel the need to continue to wear a mask for your own protections, or to protect someone close to you, you should do so. 

An email providing more information regarding our cleaning procedures will be provided before the start of class.

Please bring proof of vaccination to the office soon after registration and before your class begins. It can also be sent electronically to Wespots2021@att.net. In the subject heading, write your First name, Last name and your class. 


  • Tuition $300.00
  • Materials Fee $40.00
Total: $340.00

Options: *Denotes Required Field