Art Instruction: Classical Figure Sculpture Level:Beginner to Advanced

Classical Figure Sculpture

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 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).