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Mr Rubino has achieved international acclaim with

numerous private and corporate commissions.

"Mother of All Life" a 10 foot historic monument graces

the Boyko research center at the Ben Gurion University

of the Negev, in Beer Sheva Israel and "Angel" a 35 foot
monumental figure created for the Walt Disney Co.,
to name a few. Mr. Rubino's comprehensive books,

"The Portrait in Clay" and "Sculpting the Figure in Clay"

are distributed world wide and have been translated into

numerous languages. His inspiring workshops utilize the

easy to follow step-by-step teaching methods perfected

over 35 years as an instructor at prestigious art institutions

such as The Brooklyn Museum Art School and The National

Academy School of Fine Art in NYC. Mr. Rubino also

originated "Symphony in Clay" a unique, high energy,

"Extreme Sculpting" performance piece. Portraits of jazz

icon Dave Brubeck and sports legend Lou Gehrig are

examples of Peter Rubino's talent for making bronze
come to life with vitality.

Latest  Events

Peter Rubino putting finishing touches on

clay bust of Caroline H Newhouse.

To honor longtime colleague, mentor and friend,

internationally acclaimed sculptor Peter Rubino will

unveil his latest creation, a bust of the artist and arts

patron Caroline Newhouse. The unveiling will take

place November 8, 2010 at the Career Transition for

Dancers 25th Anniversary at the New York City

Center. Prior to her passing in 2006, Caroline

Newhouse was a long-time Career Transition for

Dancers (CTFD) supporter and Board member, whose

support helped establish The Caroline H. Newhouse

Scholarship Fund, as well as, The Caroline & Theodore

Newhouse Center for Dancers

Click here to read full press release

Finished bust with Caroline's granddaughter

Amy Bermant Adler at City Center Theater in NYC

Bust with event host Angela Lansbury

Letter to donors,sponsors and invited guests of the

Career Transition for Dancers, Silver Jubilee

and fundraising event, written by

CTFD executive director, Alex Dube:

We are so blessed this year. Renowned sculptor Peter

Rubino will unveil his latest creation of a bronze bust of

our beloved Caroline H. Newhouse to commemorate

her centenary, and our 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee.

The unveiling will take place November 8th, and

everyone will have the opportunity to see this

marvelous sculpture in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton

New York during the post performance Anniversary

Supper with the Stars. Please see the attached release

plus a photo of Peter at work in his studio.

We are all very grateful to Peter for this wonderful work

of art, and it will reside here at The Caroline & Theodore

Newhouse Center for Dancers, and be placed next to

one of Caroline’s beautiful sculptures—Spanish

Flamenco Dancer.

Best wishes and remember that the dress attire is

Black Tie---White---Shimmering Silver.



Alexander J. Dubé
Executive Director
Career Transition For Dancers
The connection to your future

"Hope" Award Presentation

Sally Field and Peter Rubino

Joe Pantoliano and Peter Rubino

Peter Rubino, Sally Field and Joe Pantoliano


Peter Rubino created this symbolic sculpture

"Hope" for actor Joe Pantoliano's charity

"No Kidding Me Too"(NKM2). Mr. Pantoliano's mission

is to raise awareness about and remove the stigma

of mental illness. (www.nkm2.org).

The artistry of Mr. Rubino's sculpture "Hope" was

inspired by Mr. Pantoliano's film "Canvas"

and represents love, support, possibility
and hope. The Sculpture was recently
presented to Sally Field for her dignified portrayal
of characters with mental dis-ease,
at the annual NKM2 award ceremony, which took place

at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California.


Contact info@rubinostudio.com
to find out how to bring "Hope" into your life.

Sculpture of Barack Obama

Peter Rubino with sculpture finished in bronze patina.

Completed sculpture.

Peter Rubino creating bust of Barack Obama
using photo reference.

Click here to view "Making of a President"

An inspiring 2 minute video showing the

progression of Peter Rubino's

portrait sculpture of Barack Obama.


"Sculpting the Figure

in Clay"

Forward written

by Dave Brubeck

World Wide

release date,

April 20, 2010

Published by

Random House/

Watson - Guptill

Available at
Borders Books,
Barnes & Noble
and at Amazon.com

Click here to view

2 minute video of Torso chapter


"The Portrait in Clay"


Published by

Random House/

Watson - Guptill

Available at
Borders Books,
Barnes & Noble
and at Amazon.com

  Workshop  Presentations





February 18-20 Tel. 561-832-1776

Register now!



"Modeling the Extreme Portrait"
with "Sculptor in Residence" Peter Rubino.

March 30 - April 1 Tel. 843-235-6034

Register Now!


Spend a weekend working with master sculptor Peter Rubino,

author of "The Portrait in Clay" and "Sculpting the Figure in

Clay" - May 16 and 17, 2015 at Regine's spacious working

studio located at 703 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd., Mount

Holly, NC 28120.

Limited enrollment - click here for workshop
details and registration information.

Brookgreen Gardens Workshop

Sculpting a Life-size Female Torso

July 13-17 (Mon-Fri)

Utilizing a fresh and functional sculptural language

Peter Rubino will bring participants on a technical and artistic

journey toward understanding the dynamic and creative

forces in figurative sculpture. The first three days will focus

on developing and finishing a 24 to 30 inch female torso using

water-based clay. Day one, participants will learn how to build

a clay foundation utilizing an easy to follow, step-by-step

method of arranging simple clay block shapes according to

the position, proportion, and planes of the model. Once the

foundation and movement of the pose are set in clay, students

will begin shaping the anatomy and forming their clay figures.

Tooling techniques, detail, and surface treatment will be

covered on days two and three, bringing the torso to a

dramatic completion. Days four and five are dedicated to

sculpting a large hand and foot with an option to continue

working on the torso. Daily demonstrations, group lessons

and personalized attention combined with technical training

will give each student a comprehensive and inspiring learning

experience. Additionally, Peter Rubino will discuss how to

hollow, fire, patina, and mount finished sculptures.

For more information click here and visit the
Brookgreen Garden's website.


Tuscan Renaissance Center, Italy

Performances - Appearances

May 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM




Artist Peter Rubino will perform an "extreme sculpting"

event during the 6 p.m. Jazz at the Bechtler concert.

Rubino will speed sculpt a bust of one of the seminal

figures of mid-century jazz. Watch some of Rubino's

previous speed sculpting performances in this video.

For more information and to buy tickets click here

Live Sculpture Demonstration

May 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Stewart's Village Gallery Waxhaw, NC.

For more information visit www.stewartsvillagegallery.com

"Symphony in Clay"

As seen in the Palm Beach Post

Rubino speed sculpts a 250 pound monumental

clay bust of Beethoven in 20 minutes
choreographed to the beat of the composer's
music. Presentation combines music, dance and
art with an educational slant.

Click here to view 

"Symphony in Clay" on Youtube

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