Laurence HeydaLawrence Heyda is an internationally-known sculptor who has created busts and statues in bronze and other media for The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, religious centers in 24 countries, motion picture special effects studios, figurine companies including the Franklin Mint, The Noble Collection, Gartlan USA and other companies, wax museums including Movieland Wax museum, Musee Conti in New Orleans, and others. Notables that he has sculpted include President Reagan, Gov. Edwin W. Edwards, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, actors Chris Cooper and Wesley Snipes. An Eagle scout, Lawrence loves to inspire budding young artists to achieve great things. BOOK LAWRENCE HEYDA

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Sculpture, Mold Making and Casting

Students will learn all about the various materials available for sculpting, from water-based clay to Sculpey to Castilene. Each student will receive a custom sculpting tool to use during the residency. Students will then create, with many helpful tips from the teacher, a bust or statue out of Sculpey that will be hardened in the oven. Students will then learn how to make a rubber mold of their creation, and how to cast plaster into their molds to make copies that can be painted and finished. Maximum 4 classes can be seen per day.

Maximum Participants: 26

Residency Fee: $93.75 per class/hr. (includes materials)


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

How to create custom greeting cards using GIMP

GIMP is a free photo-manipulation program that is used for editing, retouching, free-form drawing, photo-montages and more. Students will learn how to use this fantastic software to create custom greeting cards. The first day, students will learn the basic tools of the program; the second day students will bring photos of family or friends to class on a flash drive or SD card, and combine them with pictures gathered off the internet to create their own humorous or personal greeting cards.

Maximum Participants: 30

Special Requirements: Each student will need a computer with internet access. LCD projector.

Residency Fee: $62.50 per class/hr.


GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Sculpting the Human Head

How to sculpt a realistic human head through learning from the skull outward. Students will each receive a small plastic skull which they can cover with sheets of plastilene clay to form the skin and the musculature of the face. They will learn how to roll out eyeballs (with irises) and fit them into the sockets of the skull, how to form lids over the eyes and the lips over the teeth, and how to create a nice nose with its wings and nostrils. The architecture of the ear will also be discussed and students can add ears to the best of their ability. After this, using the clay-covered skull for reference, they will create a complete head solely out of clay. Both heads are theirs to keep. 2-day workshop. 90 minutes.

Maximum Participants: 30

Special Requirements: Tables and chairs, LCD projector, access to water.

Workshop Fee: $180.00 per class (includes materials)