THE COUDARI METHOD ©

INTENSIVE SCULPTING COURSE
sculpting class Coudari
A UNIQUE STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH

Have you dreamt of learning to sculpt but were afraid to do it – are you an amateur sculptor wanting to acquire a solid foundation – are you an experienced sculptor wanting to broaden your carving practice in wood sculpture, stone sculpture, or modeling in clay sculpture – are you a visual artist interested in exploring sculpture, then this unique course is for you.

This two and a half day intensive workshop is offered in Montreal in the sculpture studio of Coudari, a contemporary sculptor. The environment is bright and has a warm and friendly atmosphere. You will have a rewarding and challenging experience that will show in your creative process and contribute to your artistic development at various levels. You will gain in confidence and your work will have strength and presence.

TO ENJOY - TO LEARN - TO IMPROVE

FOR WHOM?

No prerequisite required. This unique sculpture workshop, designed and developed by Coudari, is open to all. Whether you’re just curious about sculpting, a beginner or a more experienced sculptor, you’ll learn to think of sculpture in a new way that will impact your self-confidence, your creativity as well as your skills…

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THE EXERCISE

Doing the exercise of sculpting a clay head according to the method proposed by Coudari you will understand, among other things, form, volume, and three dimensions. Each person, according to his experience and his level, will understand principles that can be quickly put into practice…

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THE METHOD

This method is a unique step by step approach which involves direct carving and modeling. The sequences are performed in front of you by Coudari, accompanied by explanations and personalized coaching that will help you make the links to the concepts and notions that you will come to understand during this sculpture course…

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THE TEACHER

Coudari is a contemporary sculptor. Self-taught, he has developed his own techniques. He made several trips to Italy spending time working in Pietrasanta. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe. His work has received many awards. He is very pleased to offer this course and share with you his knowledge…

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MORE THAN A COURSE OF SCULPTURE, IT IS A SHARING OF PASSION

A three day intensive class

Friday                     6 pm to 9 pm
Saturday     9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday        9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Up to 3 participants
Open to all
No experience required
Tools provided
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In Montreal

Close to the highways 15 and 20 and Champlain bridge
Near subways Verdun and de l’Église
Free and easy parking
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TESTIMONIALS
  • Finally! This course has allowed me to understand the logic of taking material away. Having worked more in my previous classes by modeling, adding material, my attempts to sculpt in wood and stone were not convincing. I have the sincere impression that now I would know how to approach those materials. After taking the class I am able to make a link to previous techniques and concepts. I now understand theoretically and practically, the idea of volume and the structure of the elements of the face through measurements.
    I learned to place myself physically in the best position to be able to use tools that I had not often used. The artist’s studio is beautiful, bright, spacious and inspiring.
    Philippe as a professor is patient, careful, precise and a rigorous sculptor. His approach and his course are both well thought out and delivered.
    Bonus, the musical atmosphere is excellent!

    A. Boursaud
    Project Manager
  • I am very happy with my intensive sculpting workshop. I had no expectations in particular, only to enjoy myself and spend quality time with my two friends with whom I have taken the course. I am doubly satisfied, because in addition to introducing me to sculpting with a talented teacher, patient and interesting, I had fun. An experience to relive, for sure!

    J. Savard
    Educator in childcare, origamist
  • Mr. Coudari is a “master” in the manner he uses to explain this course. Knowing the art of visual form and color is not given to everyone. But the way he explains it, a simple form becomes a sculpture. Thank you for everything you taught me, it was very interesting and rewarding.

    C. Ricard
    Customer service, amateur sculptor
  • Thank you very much for your generosity in your explanations, the notions of structure
    and volumes to demystify sculpture in general and your very structured approach of cutting and carving to understand volumes. It was a great experience for me.

    N. BELLIER
    Engineer
  • This was a rewarding course, which enabled me to understand and see volumes, to forget old habits and to let myself be guided.
    These three days have been full of valuable learning. My view of things will never be the same.
    Philippe thank you for your patience and your humor! It was very pleasant!
    I will always remember: firm yet relax.

    N. VELLIN
    Decorator
  • This note is a warm thank you for the sculpting course I took with you and in which I had the privilege of participating. The course allowed me to better establish my understanding of the structure of a head and to now be able to sculpt using the plane approach.
    I greatly appreciated your structured teaching method, which I found quite ingenious. I hope to one day see it in book format!
    The passage of time has allowed me to better appreciate and understand at least some of the ideas you wanted to convey to us. I thank you for your kindness and patience which made the course more enjoyable and it is certain that I will recommend this course with great enthusiasm to anyone interested in sculpture.

    M. C. Boucher
    Surgeon, amateur sculptor
  • My fiance and I are beginners in sculpting and we discovered the class of M. Coudari by internet. We are 100% satisfied with Philippe’s teaching. His method is simple and efficient yet challenging. M.Coudari is always ready to help the students and answer questions. The atmosphere is relax and laid back due to the teacher’s humor. The general principles of the art of sculpting are explained clearly which allows the student to go back home with the necessary tools to begin projects on their own. We recommend this course to anyone interested in sculpting.

    A. and S. Laberge
    Nurse and Sailor
  • This class is not only good for beginners but is also beneficial for sculptors who want to review and classify their discrete knowledge on form and light in such short period of time. I also learned how to use few sculpting tools and how to plan the portrait base more efficiently and more confidently. Thank you! thank you!

    A. Oveissian
    Painter and sculptor
  • Having made a few non-figurative woodcarvings, this training allowed me to better understand the proportions of a face as well as to improve my sense of observation.
    The method is very effective and the result surprising.
    I recommend this course to anyone who likes the sculpture even if she has ever made.
    It also allows me to better appreciate the works in Gallery and Museum.

    R. Charneux
    Executive Vice-President
  • I arrived on tiptoe. I left head high. Coudari: what a sculptor, what a teacher, talented and generous. Thank you Philippe!

    S. Beauchemin
    Ph.D. in sociology retired
  • I always wanted to try my hand at sculpture but I’ve always hesitated to do so because I’ve never done art. I felt well supported. The atmosphere is relaxed, there is no competition, and I did not feel intimidated by the more experienced participants. The teacher is patient and an educator. I did not expect to be able to do what I have done in a weekend. This course gave me confidence in my ability to succeed in something new. Even my way of looking at things has changed. I so enjoyed the experience that I took the course twice!

    F. Bourquin
    Education consultant
  • He spoke, on his site, of a course off the beaten track. As a couple intrigued by this we began our adventure from Geneva to Montreal.
    Everything started with a visit to the studio of the artist Philippe Coudari. We were immediately engaged in the process. There followed three days of dizzying battle, physical and mental, the nose and face sometimes covered with dust from this raw material to be harnessed under the tutelage of a master. He remained riveted on the purpose of the exercise keeping the students on track, always attentive to the progression of one and all, ready to support our unskilled hands. All the necessary explanations were given throughout the process.  It was a marathon of involvement and concentration.  One could ask where it all would end.  The answer is a new horizon opening toward all the prospects of creation, supported by a strong methodological approach. The icing on the cake? At the end of the course the master, based on the participants’ sketches made at the beginning, showed us in a few strokes how to apply the thinking behind the course.  In doing so he demonstrated the potential of the practical application of what we learned, reinforcing our understanding of the course and reminding us that the foundation is and remains the creative act, even when it is awkward.
    So, quite simply, many thanks, Philippe, for this adventure and this great class.  Your approach is truly out of the ordinary and a fundamental key to the understanding of sculpture.

    F. and I. Scherrer
    Nurse Specialist and Surgeon, Geneva, Switzerland
  • This workshop allowed me to have the experience of sculpting a realistic head in clay. Through the sequential process taught in the course I learned the answers to my questions about volume, balance of form, light and shadow.  I enjoyed it reatly!

    F. Mailloux
    Artist painter and sculptor
  • Architecture and sculpture have in common structure, form, light and much more. Thank you to Philippe Coudari for this course which reminds me of the basis of our respective businesses. There is a moment of enormous joy that emerges when the face appears to us, much the same as when architecture reveals all its beauty, its potential , its best!

    M. Leclair
    Architect
  • What a great experience!
    This studio, luminous and full of works by the artist, was the perfect setting for a beautiful experience. What a surprise to see my block of clay gradually transform into a splendid head! Thank you Philippe for your kindness, your patience, generosity and technical support.
    Beyond the techniques, the shared expertise and passion, your teaching sharpened my perception of form, volume, shadow and light. It even enhanced my way of seeing things in three dimensions.

    J. Ouimet
    Retired, Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Phillippe is a talented man, passionate and full of good will. One is lucky to know him. He is committed to every student and goes well beyond the expectations of a teacher.
    The success of each participant is not an objective for him, but a mission that he intends to fulfill. Not only will you gain knowledge of the world around you by understanding sculptural forms, but you will learn first and foremost to know yourself. For me, it was a turning point of great value.

    D. GALIPEAU
    B. Sc. Medical Biologist
  • A little word to tell you that I loved this sculpture course that I have just done with you. Not only your teaching, but your attention to each participant, is remarkable. I have really enjoyed it.

    I. DUSANTER-FOURT
    Scientific research
  • I enjoyed the light environment in which the course is given, surrounded by the works of Philippe Coudari. The course is well structured and well explained. The weekend passed very quickly and I was able to forget about everything else. I am very pleased with my sculpture I admire it everyday, sitting on my mantel.  Since this course I am more aware of what sculpture is. My way to look at one in a museum or in a landscape was enriched, I better appreciate the technical and artistic qualities. I recommend this course to anyone willing to devote the necessary time and energy. Finally the price / quality ratio is very worthwhile.

    K. Carriere
    Manager of Public Service retired
  • After taking Coudari’s sculpture course I not longer see the world in the same way. I had worked with clay in the past but I had never tried to sculpt. What a great discovery! I loved this experience! Coudari shares his passion for sculpture and is expert in guiding each student throughout the workshop. You use ruler and compass, concentrate and listen to anatomical concepts and measurements, execute precise cuts and from a big block of clay, finish with a head…it’s fascinating! I wish I had the opportunity to follow such a course at college. No, I do not see things the same way at all since I took the course with Coudari and this will certainly influence my work in painting.

    J. Picard
    Artist painter
  • This course has been very rewarding and I recommend it to those who want to learn about sculpture. It allows not only to understand the essential notions of structure and plans but also to refine its sense of observation. You will not look at  sculptures the same way after this course!

    A. Giai-Miniet
    Analyst
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