NOTE: This course is progressive; students wishing to attend must begin by the third week in June.
Drawing and sculpting the head and neck, instructor Chris Raccioppi will guide students through the process of building in 2 & 3 dimensions, the head and neck. This essential study is a valuable prerequisite to the portrait. Porcu methods will be covered and structure and anatomy will be stressed.*This is not a cast drawing class and students may register at any time.
Christopher Raccioppi’s passion for the figure and human anatomy started at a very young age. He began studying at the League, at the age of sixteen with Gustav Rehberger. He went on to pursue his BFA from California Institute of the Arts, and then the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. In Carrara, Italy, he studied direct stone carving. He also studied at the National Academy School of Fine Arts with full scholarship. He subsequently did his MFA studies at the New York Academy of Figurative Art. After studying anatomy and the human figure for nearly 20 years, he still felt that something was missing from his artistic studies, and found the missing piece with the genius of Frank Porcu back at the Art Students League.
Mr. Raccioppi then continued to study with him for many years and continues to be his studio manager. He has been represented by many galleries including Phoenix Fine Art Gallery, New York City, and Vamp Fine Art, Miami, Florida. He continues to fulfill sculpture and drawing commissions for private and corporate clients.