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  Paris typically offers adult workshops in the spring and summer and youth workshops throughout the year. Click on the links below for more information or send us your email address for regular updates and workshop info.


Click on the classes below for more info.



April 29-30: Two-Day Studio Class: Venetian Sculpture

Saturday and Sunday, April 29–30


Register by April 19th

$165 museum members/ $170 nonmembers

East Building, Duke Energy Studio 1

Design, carve, and polish your own sculpture from alabaster during this two-day class under the tutelage of award-winning sculptor Paris Alexander

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Click here for images of previous student work.

  "Creation" Alabaster Work by Paris Alexander

Sculpting the Figure in Clay with Paris Alexander

Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21

Ages: 16+
$200 members/$250 non-members
Materials + Model Fee included

Working from live models award winning sculptor Paris Alexander will instruct students in the techniques of working in terra-cotta, a classical sculptural clay. While noting basic anatomical reference points students will produce a series of small, figurative sculptures. This course will focus on rendering anatomically-balanced and lively clay “sketches.” The sculptures will then be dried, and fired in a kiln (allow approx. 3 weeks for the works to dry and be fired), creating lasting works of art.

*This class will get messy, and participants are welcome to bring lunch.

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"Nocturn" Terracotta, by Paris Alexander