Kent Melton Master Sculptor
Kent Melton has spent the past 25 years working in animation. He was the first staff sculptor employed by Hanna Barbera. He then worked as an art director at Universal Studios before embarking on a full-time career as a sculptor for feature films. Melton has sculpted countless maquettes for Disney, Warner Bros., Don Bluth, Dreamworks, MGM, Pixar and Laika Entertainment.
Kent’s maquettes have recently been featured at the New York Museum of Contemporary Art and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. He is currently working on a one man show of both sculpture and oil paintings.
The History of the Maquette
Length 45 min
Join Kent Melton, Ruben Procopio and other maquette sculptors in a relaxed and informal setting while they discuss the history of the maquette. This discussion will include historical information about the early Disney animation model sculptures, and the pioneering artists that created them. These sculptors will relate their own “personal” sculpting experiences of carrying on this continually evolving Disney tradition as well as share their experiences creating maquettes for many other animation studios. This discussion is intended to be informative, but not too clinical. Both Kent Melton and Ruben Procopio have experience speaking to large convention audiences separately and I’m sure that together this 45 minute discussion will be a lot of fun for everyone.
Kent Melton will be demonstrating live all weekend at CTN-X. Watch how he works to bring his maquette characters to life.