What you'll learn in this sculpting class:This course offers instructions to students at all levels in modeling the human form.
Working from the model, students will sculpt a 24" figure or a portrait head (life-size or smaller). With the help of demonstrations by the instructors and illustrations from classic texts, students will learn about anatomy, proportions, planar relationships, and the flow of volume in three dimensions. A variety of modeling tools will be described, as well as the uses of water-based vs. oil-based clays and methods for achieving desired surface textures. Visual references to the work of past and contemporary figurative sculptors will be provided and interpreted by the instructors. Instruction will be individualized. Please specify your preference for full figure or portrait head when registering.Materials List: Light-weight cotton sheet (approx. 2 sq. yards)Two light-weight, tall plastic garbage bags (approx 2 ft X 2.5 ft X .69 ml)Spray bottleWire tool (for cutting clay)Modeling tools (will show examples/photos of suggested tools at first class) Needle-nose pliers Pliers or wrench (optional)The first 3 items above are needed only if you are using water-based clay (to keep it moist). The instructors will show examples of both clays in the first class and explain the pros and cons. They will also provide names and addresses of suggested art supply stores, along with pertinent handouts on anatomy and proportions in the first class.