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Ceramics/Sculpture Department

Wesley Wright

Wesley Wright


Instructor: Wesley Wright
August 25–26, 2018 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels

LIMITED AVAILABILITY! To register for this class, please call the Mendocino Art Center's Registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Join ceramic artist Wesley Wright and learn to sculpt animal heads and portrait busts in clay! Participants can create any animal – exotic, common, or your own pet. This weekend intensive will give students the opportunity to create detailed, expressive and refined work. Wesley will demonstrate hollow building techniques, how to use references imagery, and other processes.

Day 1 will focus on establishing the overall form.

Day 2 will deal with subtleties and details such as rendering eyes, flesh, musculature, and of course fur! The final product will be a fired bust or head sculpture that can be mounted on a wall.


WESLEY WRIGHT is a Northern California-based ceramic artist and educator known for his highly detailed and eccentric imagery which addresses environmental and existential issues with humor and imagination. National exhibition venues include the Glassell Fine Arts Museum in Houston, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco. Collections include the Crocker Museum in Sacramento. His work has appeared in 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2, and other notable publications. Wright received his BA at Humboldt State and his MFA at San Jose State. He teaches primarily at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

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TUITION & FEES (includes $15 clay fee)
Current MAC Members: $193
Non-members: $215 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

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