Intro to Portrait Sculpting Class

Due to popular request, I have decided to run my first instructional class!

Introduction to Portrait Sculpture 



Come experience the joy of sculpting from life with clay! It is very therapeutic to work with waterbased clay, and it is very inspiring to work from life with a model. You will gain practical skills, as well as a greater appreciation for the beauty of the human face :)

In this 5 week course you will learn how to make a face out of a lump of clay!

We will cover:

- basics of making an internal armature that will support a portrait
- how to take what you're seeing on the model and shape it in clay 
- how to observe and block in large proportions of the face
- some key anatomical features of the face and neck (muscles and skull)
- how to prepare the sculpture for firing

It is suitable for those with no sculpting experience at all, and for experienced beginners :)

This will be a fun and focussed class, with demonstrations and lots of individual attention.


Details:

Thursday evenings 7pm - 9:30 pm
September 20th - October 18th (5 weeks) **FULL**

*New class added*
Wednesday evenings 7pm - 9:30 pm
September 26th - October 24th (5 weeks)
Register by Sept 13th for Early Bird price of $170!

Cost $185 Includes clay, armature use, & model fees
Bring your own tools (or purchase at additional cost)
Held at The Sculpture Studio, 211 Harbour Rd
(just over blue bridge downtown, free parking)

How to Register:
Please call Melanie at 250-813-1607 (leave msg) or email info@melaniefurtado.com
Payment can be made by cheque or Paypal.

I am more than happy to answer any questions you have, so feel free to give me a shout :)

I am really looking forward to sharing my excitement and skills with you!

-Melanie