As a professional sculptor and aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Schmid realized early in his career the need to procure a progressive understanding of artistic subtleties in human aesthetic anatomy to continually provide his patients with optimal, yet natural-looking, results. As his practice has evolved throughout the years and he has continued to study art, drawing, and sculpting, and thus developed a sophisticated understanding of aesthetics, function, and form that has propelled him to the top of the medical aesthetics field.
Recognizing that medical school requirements do not include a study of aesthetics, and thus surgeons are typically untrained in the nuances of physical harmony and beauty, Dr. Schmid conceived and created Sculpting for Surgeons™. He has held annual figurative body and head/neck workshops in Alameda Island, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Chicago, IL (American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery); Boulder and Longmont, CO; Vienna, Austria; and London, UK (World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery) with many more planned for the future.
Schmid, Peter M., DO, FAOCOOHNS, FAACS. "Sculptural Aesthetic Surface Anatomy of the Face." Advances in Cosmetic Surgery. 2019. 11-21.
Participating in Sculpting for Surgeons has had a tremendous effect on my skills as a cosmetic surgeon. Working in clay helps me translate my artistic views into reality and this will have a positive effect on my ability to transform faces and bodies. Dr. Peter Schmid’s expertise and passion made this experience very special for me and the other participants.
The most unique, thoughtfully crafted, impactful, and just plain enjoyable workshop I have ever attended. Every stop along the way during the course were carefully designed to enhance and stimulate our aesthetic eye adding the ‘frosting’ on our skills as surgeons.
The anatomical knowledge gained in Sculpting for Surgeons gave me a completely new appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the human body. Most of all, it improved my diagnostic and surgical skills when enhancing or sculpting an aesthetic patient.
Designed for physicians, surgeons and allied medical professionals in the fields of beauty, cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Sculpting for Surgeons™ offers one-of-a-kind intensive workshops geared to strengthen your observational skills and understanding of how your aesthetic eye is directly correlated to optimized results in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Each workshop addresses specific areas of the body and/or head, neck, and torso, focusing on aesthetic anatomy, line, proportion, shape, definition and volumetric proportions as they relate to surgical planning and technique. This knowledge is then taken to the cadaver lab in which you will learn to integrate current surgical technology with a more astute and attuned aesthetic eye.
Upon completion, you will have a heightened understanding of aesthetic harmony, balance and how form meets function to create to the most natural-looking aesthetic results.
We have the extensive 3-6 day workshops hosted in Colorado. These workshops are broken down into (1) The Head and Neck + Cadaver Lab (3 days), (2) The Figurative Body + Cadaver Lab (4 days), or (3) The Head, Neck and Figurative Body + Cadaver Lab (6 days). All have professional live male and female models that surgeons work from.
Workshops held at academies do not offer the extent or intensive nature of the ones we host in Boulder. There may or may not be a live model, depending on the academy, and there has never been a cadaver lab.
This workshop is an introductory personal hands-on experience in drawing and sculpting in clay, emphasizing the basics of human form by three-dimensional study.
Sculpting for Surgeons Refund & Cancellation Policy
You may pay in full upon registration, or pay 50% at the time of registration and 50% one month later if your registering at least 6 weeks prior to the event. A $500 forfeiture will be charged for cancellations less than 2 weeks in advance of course date. Thank you.