Like the head studies, the students come to this workshop to learn how to solve issues when making a human body in clay. Something you see a lot among the students is the stiffness of the figures they produce. One of the critical things you will learn in this workshop is to break down the body into different parts. This will help to learn proportions, connect parts and get a more flexible work.
Sculpting the human figure in clay through a simplified geometrical approach of the volumes, proportions and anatomical posture/movement. Breaking the body and understanding their interconnection helps gaining weight, balance, movement and strong gestures possible.
We will work with water based clay over an armature to help you build the figure. No model is required. This workshop is a Three days workshop.
The workshop runs every once or twice a year in different locations around New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland, and Hamilton mostly). We also do workshops in Australia at www.manlysculptureschool.com once a year.
There are also tutorials and online courses that can help you on this journey and keeps you connected with the community.
A friendly and relaxed work environment enhances individual and group learning processes. The flexible and personalised attention adapts to the student’s needs in a collaborative dynamic. Opportunity to connect with the community.
Live the experience of Sculpture workshops in New Zealand & Australia by the hand of the artist and figurative sculptor, Javier Murcia, with more than 20 years of experience.
Learn the foundations to build the human figure and experiment with your hands expanding your knowledge in a fun and friendly environment. The students depart with an external piece of work and, hopefully, enriched personal awareness.
If you are interested in hearing the Workshop experience from other people, check out the Testimonials.