Anatomy for Artists – Écorché Sculpture: 5-Day Art Retreat


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Anatomy for Artists – Écorché Sculpture: 5-Day Art Retreat WITH RYAN KURYLO


1:00 PM – 4:15 PM

$400 ($350 + $50 Supply Fee)

Class Limit: 15 Students

For Artists of All Skill Levels

The 5-day workshop focuses on teaching participants the fundamentals of understanding human anatomy using clay over an existing skeleton armature. Each day of the workshop will cover a specific area of the human figure, beginning with an overview of the skeletal and muscular anatomy of the area. Through a combination of instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on practice, participants will learn how to build up clay muscles around the skeleton armature to create a classic écorché study. The instructor will provide individual feedback and guidance to each participant throughout the workshop. At the end of the workshop, each participant will bring home their completed clay sculpture, a dynamically posed human écorché figure that reflects their own unique artistic vision and understanding of anatomy.

The workshop is designed for individuals of all skill levels who are interested in improving their sculpting skills, realism and understanding of human anatomy.

About the Instructor:

Sculptor Ryan Kurylo is an Albertan visual artist specializing in portraiture and figurative sculpture. His art is influenced by classical form and modern design techniques. Infusing the beauty of nature’s proportions with extraordinary craftsmanship. His bronze monuments are proudly on display across Canada, including the recent Joey Moss Tribute for the Edmonton Oilers locker room.

As an instructor, Ryan brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to his sculpting workshop at Artelier Studios. His relaxed and fun teaching style is great for beginners or someone looking for a supportive creative environment. His extensive artistic knowledge and open spirit are a great benefit to skilled artists looking to hone their skills or bring a 3D experience into their 2D work.

To see more of Ryan’s work, check out his Website and Instagram:


Instagram: @kurylo_r

Check out more classes with Ryan!

Exclusive to The Paint Spot: Limited edition, professional quality Clay Tool Set hand-crafted by Ryan

Instructor will supply: Écorché model, sculpture tools to lend

Please Bring:

  1. Clay Modelling Boxwood Tool 6 Set (tools will also be supplied)
  2. Plasticine Modelling Clay 500g – grey colour preferred, but any will work
  3. Notebook or sketchbook and writing/drawing pen
  4. iPad or drawing tablet (optional)
  5. Suitable working clothes, cloths or paper towel, snack, drink, and your own PPE (mask, hand sanitizer)

You will receive a 20% discount on all art supplies from your registration until the end of the class!

Artelier is located at 10045 81 Avenue NW (back alley entrance). The workshop space is one block south of The Paint Spot.

Anatomy for Artists – Écorché Sculpture: 5-Day Art Retreat, Edmonton, Alberta

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