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Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

at The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art - Sunset Park

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Sunset Park, Brooklyn
117 57th St 2nd Fl
Brooklyn, New York 11220
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 7

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this sculpture class:

Écorché sculpture workshop is strong method to master and to commit the complex forms of the human figure to memory. This course will focus on better understanding the skull and muscles of the face, as well as it's various facial features. Students will use oil-based clay on an armature to build a life size anatomical sculpture of the human head. They will first sculpt a life-size skull from an actual  plaster cast.  They will then proceed to sculpt the unique muscles of the face onto the skull. Students will learn through a series of master lectures on the anatomy of the head, anatomy textbooks, and photo as needed.


Required materials for the class are as follows:

1.) One basic head armature

2.) Basic set of sculpture tools if you have them. If you do not have tools we can supply these for you. 

3.) 5 blocks of Sargent or Van Aken brand sulfur-free oil clay in the 4.5 or 5 pound blocks (required). The clay must be of a soft or medium consistency. 


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Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

No refunds will be given. If you cannot attend a class session we are always happy to honor the payment and work with you to find an alternative make up date.

We will only allow one reschedule request per student. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate a second reschedule request. If you do not attend the original scheduled class or the make up date, a refund will not be given. 

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Question from Amy M.
Is proof of vaccination required for this class?
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No proof of vaccination is not required
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Question from Anonymous
Is there a place to store our work in progress on site or do we have to bring the clay back and forth to each class?
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Hi there! Students can keep their artwork in progress at Decorus Atelier until they are finished with the class. Hope this is helpful.
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Hi, is there a supplies list and place to shop for the materials for this class you can recommend?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Rebecca! Students need to bring the following: -one portrait head armature (required) -Some basic sculpture tools for clay (we have some tools as well) -notepad -5 blocks of Sargent or Van Aken brand sulfur-free oil clay in the 4.5-5 pound blocks (required). You can check The Compleat Sculptor or Blick art store. Thanks!
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Hi, my son is 13. He shows talent in sculpture and I would like to enroll him in some of the classes you have - I saw anatomy on Sunday evenings I believe July 27? Can I sign him up? Also any kind of sculpture.
Answer from James Xavier B. Verified Educator
Hi there, Yes we can accommodate him ..we have a variety of classes for him and I think he would enjoy portrait ecorche..It teaches a great deal on 4 weeks
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What materials are necessary to bring on the first day?
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Hi Drew! Students need to bring the following: -one portrait head armature (required) -Some basic sculpture tools for clay (we have some tools as well) -notepad -5 blocks of Sargent or Van Aken brand sulphur free oil clay in the 4.5-5 pound blocks (required)
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Would this class be okay for a complete beginner with no sculpting experience?
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Hi there! Yes absolutely- we get plenty of people who have very little experience artistically and do quite well. The main requirement is a desire to learn.
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Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)
Reviewed by David G. on 5/17/2021
In short, this class was a revelation. When I signed up for this class I did not consider myself an artist, and certainly not a sculptor. James showed me otherwise. He is as talented a teacher, as he is a fine artist. I learned so much in this course. It’s more than just sculpting, it’s anatomy, philosophy, drafting, studying light and shadow and more. This class was honestly an inspiration. It allowed me to pursue artistic abilities I didn’t know I had. Abilities we all have and maybe just haven’t nurtured enough. I am proud of what I made and proud to call myself a sculptor now. I look forward to working with James again on another project and would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in sculpture. Two thumbs up. 10/10. 5-stars.
Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)
Reviewed by Eric M. on 1/6/2020
James is an excellent artist and teacher and all around great guy. He is inspiring to work with and seems to truly enjoy getting the best out of his students. This is a great starter starter course but also worth taking if you have some experience sculpting. James is very hands on, not afraid to criticize but also very motivational.
Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)
Reviewed by Kent E. on 9/30/2018
Brilliant - James is extremely meticulous and knowledgeable, as well as being a great teacher and communicator. Highly recommended if you would like to do something creative, instructive and different.
Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/25/2021
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