Neal Deschain

is creating Sculptures, Molds and Casts

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Seedling
$1
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Basic blog access with product previews PLUS access to  Patreon exclusive products!

Sprout
$5
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In addition to the exclusive shop, you get full blog access which includes process images of my monthly projects PLUS access to the exclusive Discord server.
Includes Discord benefits
Arbori Sticker Club
reward item
$10
per month

In addition to the blog, shop and Discord, you will get a coupon code for 10% off VerdantSculpts.com and 20% off Thinkific Classes,  first dibs at commission slots AND an Arbori sticker in the mail every month.

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About

Welcome!

Thank you for checking out my Patreon.  I really appreciate your interest in my work and your support means the world to me.  My name is Neal Deschain and I sculpt my own world of nature inspired fantasy creatures.  This is my full time job and I am so grateful to be able to do what I love every day and share it with you all!



I am the artist behind Verdant Sculpts and creator of the Arbori, the Keepers of the Forest.  My work features plant based creatures that take the form of garden sculptures like planters and stakes.  



I love reflecting the textures of nature in my work and integrating my art with plants.  I also have a love for birds and other wildlife which you will see scattered amongst my body of work. 



I am a sculptor that works in Monster ClaySculpey, and Apoxie Sculpt. I create my own silicone molds and cast my own resin figures.  I do all of my own sculpting, mold making, clean up work, and painting here in my home studio in Orlando, Florida.

I have been sculpting since 2001 and have created a variety of custom sculptures for clients over the years.  Mold making and casting is a skill set that I have been perfecting for almost equally as long.  



For a five year stretch, I taught college level traditional art classes where I gained the skills to write my first book  Fantasy Creatures in Clay, from Impact Books (Previously titled Creature Sculpt).
 

After the publication of my book, I began developing my own video-based online classes starting with  Sculpting Creatures and Critters, an updated version of my book in video format.  Several years later, I created Molding and Casting for Sculptors, in response to the demand from my students and readers.  With the launch of the new class, I also moved to my own platform at Thinkific, simultaneously launching my School of Sculpture, Mold Making, and Casting.



Here on Patreon, I display a variety behind the scenes looks at things like daily clay sketches, product previews, and occasional walkthroughs.  It just depends on what I am working on in any given month!  There's always something fun and exciting going on though.  Thanks you so much for joining along in this adventure!!



About the Reward Tiers


As per the Patreon format, your pledge level will be a monthly contribution to my studio.  You can change your pledge level or cancel your membership at any time.  All rewards are fulfilled on a monthly basis after payment is collected.  Coupon codes are posted once payments are processed, usually on the 1st or 2nd of the month.  Physical rewards are mailed out within a week of payment, unless there is a specified delay.  Blog posts are made throughout the month and will vary in number.

Digital Reward Tiers


$1    -   Studio Assistant  -   Gain access to my basic blog which includes a monthly clay sketch digest, featuring highlights from my daily sketch work.  You will also get access to my patron exclusive shop where you can purchase products like resin minis and special color ways. (Click the Exclusives button for shop link and password).  You will also be able to vote in occasional  polls.

$5    -   Junior Sculptor -  This level gives you access to more detailed blog posts including a weekly sketch digest, featuring my daily clay sketch work.  There will also be small tutorials, walkthroughs, and informative posts as I think of them.    You will also gain access to the Patron-Only Exclusive Discord channel!

$10  -   Senior Sculptor  -   Not only will you get full access to the shop, blog and Discord channel, you will also get a monthly coupon code for 20% off online classes at Thinkific AND 10% off purchases from the shop at emilysculpts.com.  Coupon code is sent out after monthly payment is processed. 

Arbori Collectors Club


$40 - Basic - Access to all digital content PLUS get a monthly exclusive cast in the mail. This cast comes ready to display as-is or you can embellish with your own paint job! Patrons outside of the US will have rewards shipped bi-monthly.

$65 - Deluxe - Access to all digital content PLUS get a monthly exclusive cast in the mail. This cast will be hand-painted and ready to display! Patrons outside of the US will have rewards shipped bi-monthly.

Bonus Rewards!

Holiday Ornament
For the months of October through December, Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive Arbori Holiday Ornament. Dependent on pledge level, there will also be shop discounts and free ornaments. All Patrons will get to vote on the ornament subject.
Goals
$1,164.17 of $2,000 per month
Arbori Field Guide

I can comfortably begin work on my Arbori Field Guide which details the lore of the Arbori.  I will be collaborating with other artists to create this book.  All patrons will get to see the book progress behind the scenes and will have access to discounted copies once it is released.
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