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Half Life-Sized Portraiture

August 10, 2019 – August 11, 2019 all-day
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler


Students will leave this two-day class with their own half life-sized portrait sculpture (head only). Using photos provided by the instructor, students will learn the basics of proportional sculpting using oil-based clay. Stewart, an internationally-renowned sculptor and Whistler local, will teach students how to transfer a two-dimensional image into three-dimensions, among other essential techniques of sculpting.

DATE: AUGUST 10 – 11, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
AGE: 16+

$225 Arts Whistler Member Early Bird (Until May 20)
$275 Arts Whistler Member
$300 Non-Member
Additional supply cost: $20

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Workshop Details

The course will offer a fun and practical introduction to sculpting, with plenty of opportunities to learn the ins and outs of the craft and really get their hands dirty. The instructor will supply all the materials and assist in building the sculpture armatures (cores) of the sculptures.


Instructor Bio

James Stewart is a Whistler Artist who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Visual Effects. Known for characters like Aslan in the “Chronicles of Narnia” and the prawns in “District 9” his obsession for character led him through 70 countries. His personal art, highly realistic from afar is abstract execution imbuing the surface with a raw energy that is strikingly contemporary. The collection is a choir of individual voices sculpted to speak to you. The message speaks to global unity. His sculptures, placed all over the world connect cultures through our relatable, universal expressions. The human condition is the soul of art and these characters, from seemingly unrelatable corners of the earth, connect you. This voice, this connection is the art.

Check out the instructor’s work: jamesstewartsculpture.com



All supplies included in the additional supply cost of $20


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4km south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with a full-service kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator.


What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake are unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

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