Want to learn how to create your own beautiful horse sculptures? How about brush up on the ABCs (Anatomy Biomechanics and Conformation)? Are you stuck on that scary precipice where sculpting something original from clay has your knees shaking?
Why not try a workshop?! Get hands on experience with the materials, techniques and ABCs of the equine form with help from two talented equine sculptors with a wealth of knowledge and experience. You can pick both of their brains in this unique educational opportunity!
This workshop is open to everyone from beginner to advanced. There will be lots for everyone to learn and experience!
No current workshops planned for 2023
5 Day Workshop
A full 5 day in person and hands on experience you won't want to miss!
Hands on Anatomy
See, feel and experience anatomy in action. You'll learn bony landmarks, feel real muscles, watch movement in person and be able to see your anatomy lessons in the flesh!
Meet likeminded people and make friends while having a blast making your own clay sculptures!
Open to all experience levels!
$535 CAD + GST (5%) and a materials fee (TBD)
Held in Rayvin's Khrysalis Studios Location - Airdrie, AB, CANADA
Class hours will be from 9am to 5pm daily.
Come have some fun and learn the equine form in depths that may surprise you! Each participant will get one on one attention from Rayvin Maddock and guest speaker Lynn Fraley as you learn the intricacies of the horses anatomy, biomechanics and conformation. Your days will be packed with lots of delicious knowledge with tons of opportunities to ask questions and get specific help as you create your sculptures and learn more about the amazing equine!
You'll walk away from this workshop with not only a wealth of knowledge and hands on anatomy experience with a live horse, but also with not one, but TWO sculptures you will start in class. One sculpture will be a full body horse sculpture, made of non drying wax based Monster Clay. The second sculpture will be a half body anatomy study of the muscles of the horse made from non drying colored plasticine clay. This study will be a great reference for you and give you some real insights into the 3D nature of the muscles of the horse. Each muscle group will have different colors so you can better visually see how everything works together under the skin.
Come join in the fun and have an experience you won't soon forget! Maybe this will be the push you need to start your first original sculpture, maybe it will solve some anatomy questions that have plagued you for years, maybe you'll come out with some new confidence and some new friends. Join us and find out!
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Lynn A. Fraley, AAEA
Recognized for her work in realistic mixed media, ceramic and bronze, Lynn’s sculptures are included in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. In recent years she has consistently garnered top honors at the annual American Academy of Equine Art Fall Juried Exhibit; the Founders’ Award for best sculpture in 2018, the Sam Savitt Award for best depiction of the Horse in Movement in 2017, the Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award for sculpture in 2016 and the Leonard J Meiselman medal for sculpture in 2011.
Her popular workshop Wire 2 Whinny, has inspired sculptors for many years. Lynn brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to Sculpting the Soulful Steed for her first time in Canada as a guest speaker.
With works having been displayed at Spruce Meadows, work juried into the Calgary Stampede Art Auction, and commercial sculptures for Breyer and Peter Stone Horses, Rayvin's works have reached hearts and collections around the world. Known for her expressive and dynamic sculptures, Rayvin has been creating beautiful sculptures for resin and bronze since 2011. With a passion for the equine form and anatomy as well as for teaching, Rayvin is excited to bring these passions together in her studio for the first Sculpting the Soulful Steed Workshop!
Accommodations and Food
The workshop will be held in Airdrie, AB, Canada. Accommodations and food are not provided by the workshop host. There are many options for hotels or accomodations in the area. Some options are listed below. There is a plethora of great food in Airdrie. A lunch break will be scheduled every day and it is encouraged that participants bring a lunch or explore the local options nearby.
Coffee, tea and water will be available during the workshop.
Some local options for accomodations
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airdrie-Calgary North, an IHG Hotel
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Airdrie
Travel from Outside of Canada
For the most recent rules on requirements for international travelers coming to Canada, please see the government of Canada page below. This is the most up to date information as it has been changing fairly frequently.
Your core supplies of Monster Clay (Medium), colored plasticine clay, armatures, and workbook will be provided and included in the Workshop Materials fee.
A list of additional suggested supplies will be included for purchasing sculpting tools and reference books. These are left to the individual participants to procure as some attendees may already have these items or have preference of one tool over another. The suggestions are made from Rayvin and Lynn's favorite sculpting supplies and references.
A wide variety of reference books will be available in Rayvin's studio as well to borrow through the workshop.
More About The Workshop
Payment is available through PayPal, Square or e-transfer (if within Canada).
Cancellations and Refunds
The cancellation fee reflects the cost of administering registration, workshop supply costs and other services required in preparing for the student’s workshop experience.
A $50 non-refundable cancellation fee is effective three business days after registration.
The cancellation fee and deposit for the workshop tuition is due at time of registration.
Full refunds for student cancellations, less the cancellation fee, will be made until two weeks before the first day of class. After that all payments will be forfeited upon cancellation.
Khrysalis Studios does not guarantee providing make-ups, issuing refunds or credits for a student’s inability to attend due to poor travel weather, illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control; however extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on an individual basis. Please plan to attend all sessions of a workshop. Partial refunds for missed class time will not be given.
If unforeseen circumstances force Khrysalis Studios to cancel a workshop, workshop registrants will receive a full refund. Khrysalis Studios is not responsible for any losses on non-refundable travel arrangements; registrants are urged to make flexible travel arrangements, i.e. refundable airline tickets or trip insurance.
Photography During Workshops
Khrysalis Studios and Laf’n Bear LLC reserve the right to take photos during the workshop activities. Any such images will be used for only for the promotion and/or advertisement of upcoming workshops and you agree to allow the image(s) and your likeness to be used for this purpose. If you would rather not participate in this, please let Rayvin or Lynn know before the start of the workshop.
Photography by students during the workshop is allowed for personal use only.