A One Day Class by Philip Hitchcock
Saturday, February 16, 2013 Noon to 5:00 PM
$129. (includes all materials and refreshments)
In conjunction with his exhibit DARK
artist Philip Hitchcock is offering a one-day class on
Learn how to make replicas of hands, faces, torsos and more!
LIFECASTING or BODYCASTING is an exciting and powerful
art form that has been used for centuries to immortalize its subjects.
Today’s high-tech methods are streamlined and accurate enough
to duplicate fingerprints, wrinkles, even eyelashes! And unlike a photograph
or painting, lifecast sculptures show the subject from every angle.
In this wild and fun workshop, internationally known
artist Philip Hitchcock will cover the history and basics of lifecasting
and demonstrate his amazing techniques using a live model. Then, in
a hands-on lab, you and a partner will learn how to use a special fast
setting impression medium to make lifecast sculptures of each other.
(Size approx. 12” x 12”) Get expert tips on how to color,
embellish and display your artwork.
PHD Gallery owner Philip Hitchcock has been “making
impressions” for more than 20 years. His work is part of the permanent
collection at Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) and he created
the portrait bust of Dr. Richard Chaifetz on display at The Chaifetz
Arena. FOX TV commissioned Hitchcock to create over 20 full bodysculptures
for its hit show “The Swan,” and The WWE (World Wrestling
Entertainment) retained the artist to create bodycast sculptures of
its wrestling “superstars” for the “Wrestlemania”
Fan Access show held at Toronto’s Skydome. Hitchcock’s work
can be seen on the small and big screen including a local feature on
“Living St. Louis.”
THIS WORKSHOP IS EXTREMELY HANDS-ON.
PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY AND
BE PREPARED TO GET MESSY!
CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
To Register: Contact Philip at PHD Gallery
(314) 664-6644, email
Visa/ MC/ AMEX/ Check
About the Artist…
PHD Gallery owner Philip
Hitchcock has challenged people with his art for over 20 years.
His life-size Christ
Embracing the Cross is part of the permanent collection
of Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) and he is responsible
for the portrait bust of Dr. Richard Chaifetz on permanent display
at The Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
FOX TV commissioned Hitchcock to create over 20
full bodysculptures for its hit show The Swan, and The
WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) retained the artist to create
bodycast sculptures of its wrestling “superstars” for
the Wrestlemania Fan Access show held at Toronto’s Skydome.
Hitchcock’s work can be seen on the small and big screen including
a local feature on Living St. Louis.
His works have been featured in solo and group exhibits and are
in prestigious collections such as Leslie-Lohman Foundation, New
York, NY; Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA); Mark Taper
Family/Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA; Leather Archives &
Museum, Chicago, IL; Henry Jewelry, Hong Kong; Barbie Benton, Aspen,
CO; Michele Rodriguez, Cagliari, Italy and Rene Hubschmid of Switzerland.
Hitchcock has garnered numerous awards and accolades for his work
including the 2006 Artistic Achievement and Public Relations Award
from the Association of Lifecasting International, (ALI); the 1997
Broadcast Design Award for MGM/UA’s Outer Limits limited edition
sculpture, and the designation of being among “The OUT 100”
in 2001, an annual list of the 100 most influential gay men and
lesbians in America, according to OUT magazine. He is the author
of Dark Impressions, The Art of Philip Hitchcock.
Commercially, Hitchcock has been commissioned to create work for
St. Louis Pride, Inc., Central Institute for the Deaf, Disneyland’s
Tomorrowland, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc., Delta Air
Lines, and the L.A. Stage Alliance for whom he creates annually
the LA Stage Ovation Award which recognizes excellence in Los Angeles
A magna cum laude graduate from UCLA, Hitchcock relocated to St.
Louis in 2005. He opened PHD Gallery, in April of 2007 and has curated
over 40 exhibitions featuring artworks by local regional, and national
artists, including the first ever St. Louis exhibition of original
Tom of Finland drawings. PHD Gallery has received critical praise
from numerous media outlets including the New York Times.
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, Noon to 4:00
PM or by appointment.
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