Portrait

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

“If you are new or you don´t have much experience, just follow the steps…” Sometimes this can be a bit too technical and boring at the beginning and to be honest, this is not my favorite way of working. However, I realize it is important to make a distinction between working intuitively and working using the knowledge you have. For example, if you try to speak another language without learning the rules, you can make people understand, by improvising words or mimicry. However, you can not have a conversation, until you know how the language actually works. This is why it´s better to fully understand things before moving forward.

The best way to start is by making a sketch with basic forms. This can be achieved by following certain methods. There are many ways of doing so, depending on the student´s skills. However, measuring and double-checking help to build a correct work; moving towards a more complex piece. Getting familiar with the forms of the face and the elements ( eyes, mouth, nose, and ears ) will increase your chances to get solid results.

DAY 1:  Blocking out the forms.

The first day I will give a brief description of how to measure and block out the basic volume.

Learning proportions of the head and the neck, how to use the tools and materials, measurements.


DAY 2:  From the outside to the inside

By the second day, we should already have the volume and start adjusting to match the model. Then we will find the bones and flesh, lines of direction, connecting parts.

Learning to connect points,  sketching of the elements (eyes, nose, mouth, and ears)


DAY 3:  Adjusting the work

On the third day, we will spend time adjusting the work.

Some anatomy concepts and finishing up the 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.

 

THINGS YOU WILL LEARN

How to block out the volume and proportions of the head. Elemental forms and their distribution. How to get a likeness.

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.


NEW COURSE NOW OPEN

Figure & Écorché
Male figure

Course starts March 14th and runs through to May 30th. 
Duration is 1 Term. Sunday Classes from 2pm-7pm.
Held at the Wellington school of drawing. 166a Cuba St.Wellington
Price$1150.
Stand provided. Materials and Modelling tools not included.
Max. students:  10

ENROLMENT  OPEN

Program March - May

NEW WORKSHOPS NOW OPEN

Studies of the head & face

Intensive workshop to learn the foundation of the human head. We learn proportion of the head and neck, structure (bone and flesh), scketching of the elements (eyes, nose, mouth and ears) , and basic anatomy of the face, working on your own life size sculpture.

Wellington.         March 27th and 28th.
Christchurch.      April 10th and 11th.
Nelson.                   April 24th and 25th.            4 spots left!

REGISTRATION  OPEN