Sculpture

Monumental Sculptures

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August 19 @ 1:09 pm

This class will focus on Handbuilding with an emphasis on coil building and surface decoration. The students will explore building on a larger “monumental” scale, and develop their own visual narratives in clay. Each student will learn how to embellish the surface of their sculptures with colored slips, underglazes, sgraffito,…

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Tradition in Wood: Carving a 19th century Style Shorebird Decoy

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August 19 @ 1:09 pm

Using hand tools and traditional construction methods students will carve and paint a “contemporary antique” shorebird. Students will gain an appreciation for the artistry and elegance that may be found in these functional tools of the hunt. Level of student: no prior carving experience necessary.

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Sculpting the Human Figure

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August 19 @ 1:09 pm

Students will cover the basic anatomy of the head, body, and anatomical proportions. We will cover issues related to the design and mounting of the sculpture. We will also study different ways of modeling the individual parts such as the hands and feet nose, lips, ears, and eyes. Certain surface…

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Sculpting the Human Head

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August 19 @ 1:09 pm

This class will cover anatomical proportions and basic anatomy of the head to complete two pieces, an écorché of the human head and neck and a nuanced portrait of a live model. We will use the planes of the face to obtain a general likeness and then move forward with…

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Secrets of Bas Relief

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August 19 @ 1:09 pm

Use your mark-making techniques on clay and learn the secrets of combining your drawing and sculpturing skills to make bas relief sculpture (aka low relief). Each student is asked to provide source imagery for sculpturing for example; a photo of a family dog or an interesting magazine clip of a…

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