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From live Model

Duration of the workshop  2 to 3 days.
Max. students:  10
Stand provided. Materials and tools not included.

In this course, we work with a sight-size technique. The model sits behind your sculpture so you can trace the contour to build your work. We do this in 360º so you can get a close representation of the model by the end of the course. This is a good method to get results. This is stepping stone to the next level that we review during the course, which is more about understanding the structure of the body and how to approach it. This requires a lot of study, observation, and practice. This way we will get a good idea of how to create good habits and philosophy of work.

This course is usually 2 or 3 days over a weekend, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch and a tea break unless a different schedule has been agreed with the organizer.  Also please check out conditions at the bottom of the website.

Sometimes after the course, we organize a practice session where you can join for a reasonable price and do your work with a live model for about 5-6 hours. These sessions are untutored. We only provide the stand, the model, and the place.

THINGS YOU WILL LEARN

How to break the body down into different volumes, simplifying it into a basic structure and make it look more flexible.

Anatomy
Having a better understanding of the muscles and bones and learning the landmarks of the skeleton will help to keep our work within the proportions, achieve gesture, weight and the energy contained.

Technical approach
Understanding what you can do with the materials and how to work with them is important for your practice. There are many ways to approach sculpture such as subtracting or adding material, types of clay, plasticine, armatures you can use, etc. Learning more about this will help you achieve the results you want. Also, we speak about casting and molding materials, as this is a common subject people ask about.

The goal
Getting a closer idea of the forms and the function of the body. Learning to keep the proportions and give energy and movement to your work. Also, beyond the practice, we look at methodology as to get a broader understanding of Sculpture to upgrade your skills.

Upcoming events 2021

Please contact the email address provided next to the dates if you are interested in signing up to secure your spot. A total or partial amount of the full price needs to be paid when signing up. Conditions may vary from one course to another.     Thank you!

STUDIES OF THE HEAD & FACE

SIMPLIFIED FIGURE

FIGURE WITH MODEL

No scheduled events.

Orewa. Statuary arts Center.
August 20th / 21st & 22nd.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Contact: link


STUDIES OF THE HEAD & FACE

No scheduled events.

SIMPLIFIED FIGURE

Hamilton. Waikato society of potters
October 23rd /24th & 25th.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Contact: link

FIGURE WITH MODEL

Orewa. Statuary arts Center.
August 20th / 21st & 22nd.

REGISTRATION OPEN
Contact: link