Brent Howard

Brent Howard is a sculptor based out of the Woodlands, Texas. His recent work examines the alchemic notion of environment and materiality, along with their storied past and present state, to transmute the past, within the auratic present. Howard’s most recent work explores the essence of individual materiality and poiesis through alabaster, marble, metal, and fiberglass. He was core faculty in the Sculpture department at the Yale School of Art and taught at Skowhegan Artist Residency as well as longtime assistant to Louise Bourgeois.

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  • IV

    Level IV

    Students have advanced skills and knowledge of the ceramics field. Students are highly motivated, have a minimum of five years experience in the field and have a portfolio of their artwork. Typical students are academics and professional artists.

Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2023
9AM - 5PM

Master Class: Advanced Sculpture, Studio and Critique

Brent Howard

Tuition $1,250
Code S0909-23

This advanced sculpture workshop is for students working in any 3-D medium and is designed to be a catalyst for making art within a broadly-defined language. Students work on individual projects while embarking on new approaches to processes that boost the forward momentum of their work. During this rigorous and in-depth workshop, participants ask themselves how work communicates within the context of contemporary art in a critique setting. Each student works at their own pace in the studio, sharing with a community of peers and pushing the content and form of their work. Students are asked to bring a digital portfolio of recent work to share with the class. Please submit your portfolio by January 27th  for priority consideration. Portfolios will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis. ‏‏‎ ‎ Portfolios will be accepted on a rolling basis until February 10th, 2023. ‏‏‎Submit your portfolio by January 27th  for priority consideration. Instructions on how to submit your portfolio are as follows: Submit digital images of your work in one single PDF (as opposed to individual JPG attachments) via email directly to Sculpture Studio Coordinator Teddy Andriese at The single PDF must be less than 10 MB to be considered. Include 5-10 images of your work with image identification that lists the title, media, dimensions and year of each image. While not required, it is helpful to see an artist statement addressing the images you send. Include “Advanced Portfolio Review” in the subject line of your email, as well as the title of the workshop for which you are applying. Please provide a phone number where you can be reached and a link to your website. Submissions that do not follow the requested directions will not be reviewed. To be considered, we must receive portfolios by 5 PM MST Friday, Feb. 10th, 2023. If we receive your materials after Feb. 10th, you will be considered on a space-available basis. We will email you regarding your status on or before Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. If you are accepted, a deposit of $650 will be required within one week of notification of acceptance to hold your place. Housing will be assigned on a space-available basis upon enrollment.

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