Adult working on sculpture

Steve Jacobs

Introduction to Sculpture Intensive

Take your inspiration from the amazing array of sculptures on view in the galleries to create your own 3D masterpiece! In this course, students will work with cardboard and paper to study the construction of form. In addition to skill development in observation and proportion, contemporary and historical approaches to sculpture fabrication will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to develop sculptural techniques within the classroom environment, while being encouraged to find their personal artistic voice as they interpret form through observation, stylization and abstraction.

All basic materials for this course are supplied by the AGO. 

One or two small sculptures will be produced during this course.

No prior art-making experience is necessary.

Every season, we offer projects inspired by artworks in the AGO Collection, including new acquisitions as well as special exhibitions where indicated. Instructors also develop personalized approaches to their teaching techniques focused on student interests and needs. Students are encouraged to discuss their learning goals with their instructor.

This course meets in the AGO's Dr. Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School.

For the 2022 summer season, classes held in the Gallery School are limited to a maximum of 38 people at any given time (2 classes simultaneously, maximum of 15 students per class, plus staff). 

Terms and Conditions of Participation

Please review the Terms and Conditions for course experience optimization. 

Participants must be 18 or older. 


Day 1: Explore examples of Figurative abstraction. Introduction to the course and materials. Begin a basic planar armature out of cardboard. 

Day 2: Continue construction and begin to cover forms and create volumes.  

Day 3: Continue construction and add details and finishing touches to your sculpture.  

Day 4: Add color dimension to your sculpture with the inclusion of coloured paper.  





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- | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (1 week)


- | 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (1 week)



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