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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
February 16, 2013
St. Louis, MO

phd
presents a:

Lifecasting Workshop
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 IMPRESSIONS,
artist Philip Hitchcock is offering a one-day class on
LIFECASTING TECHNIQUES!

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 theatre.

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.

phd
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, Noon to 4:00 PM or by appointment.
2300 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118  Map 
314.664.6644
phd Website

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“In those days, a gay man was made to feel nothing but shame about his feelings and his sexuality. I wanted my drawings to counteract that, to show gay men being happy and positive about who they were. Oh, I didn’t sit down to think this all out carefully. But I knew — right from the start — that my men were going to be proud and happy men!"
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