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Nevins, Paula-sculpture
Sculpture student, 1
Sculpture-Jennifer MacDonald
Sculpture-Patty Lasko and horse 1
Sculpture-Lindsay Mullen 1
Sculpture student, Maura 2

With Ms. Carey’s teaching system, everyone can sculpt.


And, if you love horses you are at the right place!

Join us and enjoy the sculpting process!

Goksin Carey

National Sculptor Society (NSS)

Associate MemberVirginia Equine Artists, MemberAmerican Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky, Certified 2009


 Monthly Sculpting Sessions 2023

Classes will resume in March, 2024.

Beginning and Continuing Students

In-Person in the Gallery


In-person classes will resume in March.


        12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        (1st four Wednesdays of the month)


Tuition: $250


Supply fee: $150 paid directly to the instructor

Upon completion of the first month, one is considered a "continuing student"

and the fee is reduced to $200 for Zoom classes.

Continuing Students


Zoom: Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Fee: $200

Supplies: Contact Goksin Carey 


Private Classes


Ms. Carey will also provide private instruction for individuals in the gallery.


Two Mutually Agreed Upon Dates

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fee: $600 plus supply costs.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required.


Supplies: $150 paid directly to the instructor.

If one continues with classes the supply fee is for clay only.


For more information and registration please contact: or

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Equine Sculpture Workshop, Intensive-July 2023

with Goksin Carey
National Sculptor Society (NSS), Associate Member
Virginia Equi
ne Artists, Member
American Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky, Certified 2009
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Click to watch a short video from a previous workshop.

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) and the Artists in Middleburg (AiM) invite you to experience the annual, weeklong, equine sculpting intensive workshop with expert sculptor and instructor, Goksin Carey. The workshop is held at the National Sporting Library & Museum in the beautiful town of Middleburg, Virginia, the nation’s ‘Horse and Hunt’ capital. It is conveniently located to Washington, DC and Washington Dulles International Airport.


The workshop is open to all levels of experience – from beginner to professional. No previous experience in sculpture is necessary. Students of all levels work at their own pace and receive individualized instruction. With a small number of students in the workshop, each student will receive extensive, individual feedback and hands-on instruction.


The workshop includes a private tour of NSLM’s Exhibit, Romantic Bronzes from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with Claudia Pfeiffer, George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Deputy Director and Head Curator, a half day visit to a barn to study horse conformation, one-year memberships to NSLM and AiM, and a certificate of completion by Sculpting


In this workshop you will:


  • Learn the ABC’s of equine sculpting: anatomy, biomechanics and conformation

  • Learn the landmarks of the equine anatomy on a sculptural form, positive and negative, to sculpt from the inside out (the bone and muscle structure)​​

  • Complete your own, foundry ready, full horse sculpture (bronzing not included)

  • Saturday bonus, visit the foundry, if open and available



      National Sporting Library & Museum

      102 The Plains Road

      Middleburg, VA 20117


      Parking Provided



July 10 – 14, 2023

9:00 am – 5:00 pm


There will be a one-hour lunch break; please bring your lunch. Wait times at restaurants can be lengthy. Middleburg does not have food delivery however, ordering and picking up a meal is feasible. Coffee, water and snacks will be provided.


Class Size: Maximum 10


Cost: $600

To reserve your spot in the workshop, a $300 non-refundable deposit is required. The balance to be paid the first day of class or before. Tuition includes a one-year membership to the National Sporting Library & Museum and the Artists in Middleburg.


Supplies:  $150

The supply fee is paid by check or cash directly to the instructor (Goksin Carey Akman) on the first day of class. The fee includes: four blocks of Plastalina clay, clay warmer, tools and armature to create a complete horse sculpture.




We are not able to provide housing for our students. Hotels, AirBnB’s and Bed & Breakfasts are available in the area. They fill up fast! Make your reservations as soon as possible.


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