410-Figure Drawing and Sculpting

Sculpting Class: 

Learn sculpture in the classic atelier method. You will learn basic figure and portrait sculpture. Working from the live model, anatomy, proportion, and form will be covered. Open to all levels.

Figure drawing

Students will learn how to capture form and gesture through direct observation. Emphasis will be placed on expressive line quality, and understanding the figure in terms of volume and values. All levels. Demonstrations will be provided.

Special Notes

All students must comply with the Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Policies and Procedures.


Sculjpting Supplies:

Portrait, or Figure armature*
8 in. aluminum calipers*
Clay sculpting tools (No. 262, or 263 wood tools, rake, non-serrated knife)*
Plastic bag (to cover in-progress work)
Spray bottle
Small piece of 1x2 wood

Figure Drawing Supplies: 

Newsprint and/or drawing paper pad (no larger than 18x24)*
Graphite, and/or charcoal pencils*
Vine or willow charcoal*
Matt knife and sandpaper (100 or 120 grit)
Kneaded and plastic erasers*

*May be purchased at Jerry's Artarama, Blick, or any good art supply store.

About the Instructor

Oscar Peterson

An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY. Studied with leading realist painters as Max Ginsberg and Nelson Shanks, teaches at The Art Students League, NYC and gives private lessons. Award winning portrait artist; exhibits in NY, NJ and Connecticut galleries.


Class Details

October 17 - November 21, 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Days: Tuesday

Tuition: $210

Member Tuition: $185

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Fall 2023

Level: Adult (All Levels)

Instructor: Oscar Peterson

The Center for Contemporary Art
in Bedminster, NJ, is a popular destination for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and community-based arts education and programming.

2020 Burnt Mills Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Get directions

Experiment and Play. Inquire and Discover.

As the premier hub for contemporary art in the region, The Center offers an exceptional variety of in-person and virtual art classes, workshops, summer art camps, rotating art exhibitions, and community partnerships. 

The Center for Contemporary Art recognizes the diversity of its community’s abilities and needs and is committed to enabling all visitors to experience the benefits of arts education. Our community partnerships are designed in response to specific needs and provide an outlet for creative expression in a safe, supportive setting.

All are welcome!

There are many ways to support The Center.

Our mission is made possible by the dedication, involvement, and support of our members, volunteers, staff, sponsors, partners, and donors. Without their support, we could not continue to bring innovative arts programming and exhibitions to our region. Please join our welcoming community of artists and art enthusiasts.