The Reflexive Self

October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018

Nan Smith

In this workshop students learn about the expressive nature of the human form and create a personal portrait bust that reveals who they are and how they see themselves. Using life castings, drawings and photos, participants experience perceptual skill-building and learn that the sculpted bust can express who one is and interpret personality through facial expression, gesture and the position of the head and shoulders. Class presentations on historical and contemporary figure sculpture and demonstrations on life casting and mold-making are part of the class. Students will depart with a solid modelled sculpture, an understanding of armatures, life casts and plaster and rubber molds. Open to all skill levels.


Nan Smith is a figure sculptor/professor in the University of Florida Ceramics Program. She has been the recipient of four State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Grants, an NEA-funded Southern Arts Federation Fellowship in Sculpture, and a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. Smith has been awarded funded residencies by the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and The Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts.

Nan Smith

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
  • $199
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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