RLC METAL SCULPTURE DESIGN/BUILD COURSE
RLC Metal Sculpture Design/Build Course
June 16 – June 22, 2019
This summer, master artist Larry Robjent invites you to conjure animals from a pile of reclaimed steel and scrap metal.
Working on our school campus in Lake Placid, NY, start by designing and building your own concept - framing the structure and layering materials of different weight, shape and color - to give life to an animal either real or imagined. By mid-week, collaborate with the group on a project for installation at Round Lake Campus for visiting schools. Course will include design planning all the way through welding and plasma cutting. All skill levels including beginners are encouraged to participate.
Overnight program: $940 includes all meals, accommodations and supplies
Day program: $445 includes lunches
To register, complete the following steps:
- Reserve a spot with a $25 non-refundable deposit
- Receive and fill out a Registration Packet
- Make your first payment installment (as selected on registration form)
For questions about registration or payment, please contact Peter Bullock at or (518) 523-9329, ext. 5440.
For 20 years Larry has taught sculpture and earth science at North Country School, where he also contributes as house parent with his wife Jessica and their two kids, Ella and Peter. Larry has a BS in geology from St. Lawrence University, with a focus in theater. He and his wife received a Watson Fellowship and spent a year traveling the world looking at the use of ropes courses and initiative games. He has led trips in Alaska as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and runs climbing programs for Camp Treetops in the summer months. An avid telemark skier and climber, Larry has traveled around the world pursuing his love of the alpine zone. Nine of Larry’s metal sculptures adorn our school campus - from owls and roosters to wind powered street lights - in addition to cabin and bridge projects, all built with students.
Sea Serpent in the News:
Created by students in teacher Larry Robjent’s community sculpture class, the sea serpent sculpture was assembled solely from recycled metal—and provided an opportunity to teach children about the values of reusing materials rather than simply throwing them out. The sea serpent sculpture was installed in downtown Saranac Lake and has drawn much positive attention among Saranac Lake residents and in local media, with features in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and a segment on Mountain Lake PBS, which can be viewed online here: PBS Sea Serpent Video. In fall 2018, the sea serpent will also be featured in the news section of Independent School magazine.