Horse Movement and Anatomy Workshop
Morgen Kilbourn, Instructor
Workshop dates: May 22-26, 9am – 5pm
Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced
Location: Walker Art Studios, 365 Fernandez Loop, Seagrove, NC 27341
Students will have several days of hands on equine learning, with live and multimedia tools to fine tune the eye for nuances that make sculptures come to life. No matter your style or media, if you wish to sculpt horses this is the opportunity for you! Bring your own in progress or start from scratch!
Anatomical accuracy can have tons of personality too so there will definitely be plenty of focus on converting static horse shapes into lively characters with living breathing energy.
There will be demonstrations of mold making, tours of the bronze foundry, off site horse study and a variety of information brought up throughout the week. This class is tailored to meet each student at their level.
Morgen has been a professional sculptor for more than 20 years with works exhibited in museums around the country. From Brookgreen to Breyer she’s a proven professional and her workshops have had some students go on to exciting professional careers themselves. To see her work visit: Morgen Kilbourn's Website
Come gain knowledge, confidence and inspiration!
Meet the Instructor
Morgen Kilbourn studied veterinary science and has been around and worked with horses since childhood. With her maternal grandfather and her father working as sculptors it is no surprise that her love of horses and art led to her career as a horse artist. She has won many honors such as the Leonard J Musilman Realistic Sculpture Award and currently has had work selected for the prestigious 55th Annual Art and the Animal Tour with the Society of Animal Artists. She is a member of several art organizations including as an Associate member of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and a Signature Member of the American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA) where she is currently serving on the Board of Directors as the AAEA Dean of Sculpture.
Morgen creates limited editions of exceptionally detailed bronzes, fine bone china and artist resins. She has also worked in fired clays as well to create larger one of a kind sculptures and has been making life sized animals with the same level of detail that has always drawn her collectors.
She has also worked in fired clays as well to create larger one of a kind sculptures and has been making life sized animals with the same level of detail that has always drawn her collectors. In addition to museum shows, online sales, private commissions and licensing, she has also taken on some commercial commissions. Six times by Breyer Model Horses for their Premier collection, works which ultimately are included in their regular product line. (some of Morgen's Breyer models include: Bristol, mold #747, Standing Quarter Horse Mare & Walking Quarter Horse Foal (molds #809 & #810), & Gaming Stock Horse, mold #730.)
Also for a smaller company, Copperfox Model Horses, she designed one of their initial new products (The Irish Sports Horse) to be sold primarily in the United Kingdom. Her coolest commission may be sculpting Olympian Isabell Werth’s “Bellantis”. Some of Morgen’s newest projects have gravitated toward larger scales, including some life size or larger than life canine studies.