Classical Figure Sculpture
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Join us for a fun, fast-paced, anatomy based introduction to figure sculpture. No experience is needed--just a willingness to learn the basics of the academic tradition. We sculpt from a live model each week as we learn how to see the body as a 3-dimensional architectural form.
Students learn how to group, interpret and accurately bones and muscles as geometric forms that have a definite direction in space and are planar.
Students also learn how to construct their own armatures. We work in water-based clay and students learn how to hollow out their completed sculpture to prepare for firing and glazing. Students gain experience in sculpting maquettes (small, full-figure, completed quickly), full-size standing and seated poses (at 1/4 life-size) and a portrait bust (3/4 life-size).