Figurative & Portrait Sculpture
Instructor: George Paxton
07/24/17 - 07/28/17
MON-FRI: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Tuition: $500 Members, $550 Non-members
Skill Level: All Levels Welcome
Supply List: Workshop Materials
In this five-day workshop, we will work from a live model to create a one-third life-size figurative sculpture and a full-size portrait bust out of water-based clay. For the figure, principles of anatomy, proportion, gesture, geometric planes and contrapposto will be discussed and taught. For the portrait bust, the structure of the head and neck and proportions of the face, including the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair will be discussed and taught.
Demonstrations will be given and individualized assistance/instruction will be provided. Proportional calipers will be employed as an aid to accuracy as we start with basic shapes, blocking in the figure and head, before building on detail to refine our works into compositionally strong pieces.