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Figure Modeling – Adult Scholars Program – Fall 2019

650.00 IVA included

Instructor: Roberto Mannino

Meets Tuesdays 8 AM – 1 PM

Fall Semester 2019 runs Sept. 9 – Dec. 20


Figure Modeling

This course focuses entirely on the human figure as subject. Along with working from the model in class there will be visits to museums and sculptural sites introducing students to the figurative tradition in Rome: artwork ranging from ancient Greek and Roman carvings to Baroque figures in movement that characterize the cityscape. While the course is designed to help the student develop an understanding of the artistic representation of the human figure in historic and aesthetic terms, its ultimate goal is to have each student develop a personal interpretation of figuration as it relates to contemporary culture.

About the Instructor

Roberto Mannino is a widely exhibited sculptor whose large-scale works and installations are in handcast paper and mixed media. Among his prominent works is a permanent installation created for the Instituto Nazionale della Grafica in Rome. Entitled “STREAMS,” the exhibit’s sculptures respond to the water of the adjacent Trevi Fountain (see video below). A dual citizen of Italy and the U.S., he earned his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and his Sculpture Diploma from the Rome Academy of Fine Arts. He has taught drawing, sculpture, figure modeling, and printmaking studio at the Rome campuses of Temple, Cornell and Loyola since 1993. His research focuses on contemporary papermaking, sculpture and book arts, and he recently introduced a papermaking course at Temple Rome, which has quickly taken off as a favorite class.