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Life Like Portraits

August 4 - 9, 2024

Jonathan Christensen Caballero  ·  jcc-sculpture.com

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will explore life casting faces with plaster gauze to make realistic press molded portraits in clay. Using this technique, students will be able to work through a series of portraits and consider the figure’s ability to tell stories. Students will explore body language, expression, and the symbolism of objects to create personal narrative sculptures.


  • Life casting
  • Press molding
  • Hand building
  • Figure modeling


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Mold making experience
  • Wall hanging sculpture



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Jonathan Christensen Caballero is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Utah. He received his A.S. in art from Snow College, B.F.A in ceramics and sculpture from Utah State University and M.F.A. in ceramics from Indiana University Bloomington. He has exhibited nationally in shows such as The Regional at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, NCECA Annual: Social Recession at the Weston Art Gallery, and Figuring Space at The Clay Studio Philadelphia. Christensen Caballero has been a ceramic Artist-in-Residence at the Interdisciplinary Ceramic Research Center at the University of Kansas, the Lawrence Arts Center, and is currently a Red Star Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the Belger Crane Yard in Kansas City, MO. In August 2023, he became the Sculpture Shop Technician and a faculty member at the Kansas City Art Institute.

  • Jonathan Christensen Caballero
  • Jonathan Christensen Caballero
  • Jonathan Christensen Caballero


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

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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