A sculpture workshop is available during the summer at Ott's studio for sculptors of any skill level. Enjoy the great views, shade of the cottonwood trees, meandering creek and an occasional herd of cows while creating a piece of art. This comprehensive workshop explores animal sculpture in depth.
Topics including inspiration, idea development, research, armature, anatomy, composition and design are thoroughly covered. All students design a maquette (miniature rough draft sculpture) and then complete a larger final clay sculpture.
Call for information and to reserve your spot in the upcoming August 12-13 studio workshop.
Workshops are offered to students from kindergarten through high school. Ott has taught dozens of his popular workshops to hundreds of students at ten different schools in southwest Montana. The fundamentals of sculpture as well as the history and life style of Montana's Native Americans is covered. Interesting artifacts, skulls, horns, feathers, etc. are displayed and discussed in class. Students are provided clay to create a miniature sculpture of their own.
Ott also teaches sculpture workshops at various locations at the preference of the organization and students. These workshops are usually four hours long with much of the same information being covered as in his studio workshop but in a more condensed format.
Seminars & PowerPoint Presentations
Seminars and PowerPoint presentations are available to organizations and communities. A wide range of topics are covered from concept through completion of a piece of sculpture. Production and the casting process is also explored. Slides of several of Ott's Montana models are included in the presentation as well as examples of many of his finished bronzes.