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  • Time:Thurs 4:30-5:30pm
  • Duration :Fall I: 6 weeks
  • Price $ 150 Member - $180 Non-member

Character Sculpting with Leonor Dao: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30

Leonor Dao Elementary Fall/Winter 2023

Fall II: 6 weeks – Nov 2, 9, 16, 30. Dec 7, 14.

Cost: $150 members / $180 non-members

Please click here to sign up for Character Sculpting, Fall II 2023.

Ages 8 and up.


From sketching their ideas to using different types of air drying and polymer clay, the students will create a series of characters full of charm, personality and humor. Imagination will have no boundaries in this class, as I will help the kids to achieve their visions. We will learn to create the concept of our characters, create a “360 degree view” of their sides on paper, and then create a wire armature and stand, before applying the clay. I will encourage the use of recycled material, props and anything that will make our characters unique and special. As our pieces get ready, we will finish them up with paint.

Leonor Dao Leonor is an artist based in Westport, CT. Born in Venezuela, she studied art from the age of four. She studied at the Universidad Andrés Bello in Caracas, where she was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Art. She taught art and Art History in Elementary and Middle Schools for four years. She came to New York in 1996 to study Fine Arts. She obtained a Degree in Fine Arts at Parson’s School of Design and a BFA in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, where she won the contest for the design of the Animation Dreams Exhibition, a yearly event held in SVA to showcase student work. During this time, she did an Internship at MTV Animation Studios. She has worked in illustration both for children’s books and other publications. She is a member of the Artists Collective of Westport, and exhibits her work locally. Also she leads a program of Art classes for adults with disabilities. Her work is the product of both imagination and observation. Leonor projects the world around her, but her interior landscape always come across in her work, introspective and whimsical.


Instagram: @leonordao (203) 561-0165. (Text)