Sculpture Workshops 2018 - 2019
Learn traditional techniques of figure sculpting with clay in a welcoming and inspiring environment. All levels of experience are welcome.
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2019 Sculpture Workshops - International
Future Locations for International Sculpture Workshops:
South of France - Sculpture Retreat May 2019
Paris, France - TBA
2019 SOUTH OF FRANCE RETREAT
10 Day Sculpture Retreat May 13- 24, 2019.
Learn how to sculpt the human figure in a beautiful private Chateau in the South of France.
Program Theme: FLOW & FORM
42 hours Studio Instruction
Full room & board provided
Waiting List Being Accepted
2018 Workshops: November in Victoria BC
November 12- 16, 2018
Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm
Studio 553, Chinatown Victoria
In this intensive workshop we will sculpt a partial standing figure at half life scale from the inspiration of a live model. The focus will be on form, flow, basic anatomy and gesture.
You Will Learn:
basic building blocks to create the body
techniques to find the gesture of the pose
system of measurements to scale your sculpture
how to work with water based clay
tool handling suggestions
Water-based clay and use of armature included in materials fee. Sculptures will be able to be hollowed and fired.
5 day workshop/ $595 + materials fee $25
GESTURE OF THE FIGURE
November 12 - 16
Monday to Friday / 6:30 - 9pm
Studio 553, Chinatown Victoria
Forget about all your daily concerns and dive into the gesture of the body in this 5 day intensive evening workshop! We will work with a different type of pose each session, starting with the most basic and building up to the more complex. This will build on our skills of observation for any type of position the body presents us with.
Beginning students focus only on body position and basic proportion to create a figure with weight and stance. Intermediate students can also add in body type. form and proportions to increase their visual observation.
We will study:
gesture of the body in standing pose
basic contrapposto position in standing pose
basic contrapposto with twist in standing pose
seated pose with twist
reclining pose with extension and twist
The standing pose exercises will be done on armatures (not possible to preserve and fire) and the seated and reclining pieces have the option of being done without an armature so that you can keep the clay study after the course.
5 evening workshop / $295 + $25 materials fee
EXPRESSIVE PORTRAIT MASK
November 10 & 11
Saturday and Sunday / 10am - 4pm
Studio 553 Chinatown Victoria
Discover the expressive possibilities of the human face.
Beginning from a strong base of anatomy, proportion and accurate observation, we will experiment with subtle emphasis of the forms, adding texture, and the element of creative narrative to bring your own meaning to the sculpture.
We will be working in high relief on a vertical surface to create a mask portrait. Last portion of the class will be spent hollowing out the piece to prepare it for firing. Great wall display piece.
2 day workshop / $295 + $25 materials fee
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