For more than 30 years, Prix de West artist Sandy Scott has instructed bird sculpture and is recognized as one of America’s leading wildlife artists. This workshop will address bird anatomy, the principles of aerodynamics, and how to achieve the illusion of movement in sculptures of birds in flight. Students will construct an armature for blocking in birds in flight and determine the difference between a sculpture that is technically adequate and one that has spirit and life. Learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the bird’s essence. Above all armature building, assembling reference for a specific species, and creating art is the focus. Work will be done from photography, drawings, field guides, and videotapes of birds in flight. All aspects of modeling in oil based clay will be explored. Skill level: beginner to advanced. Supply list provided. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 277.