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Learn To Sculpt Figures with Neil Grant

$270.00$315.00

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sculpt a person in clay, then this workshop is a great introduction. 

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April 12 – 14, 2019

Friday, April 12, 5 to 9pm

Saturday, April 13, 10am to 4pm

Sunday, April 14, 10am to 4pm

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sculpt a person in clay, then this workshop is a great introduction. Figure sculpting can be challenging, but if it’s broken down into a series of logical steps, it can be easy to learn and fun. On the first evening, you’ll learn the secret of the “twist” — the relationship between the pelvis and the ribcage — and how it brings a sculpture to life. You’ll do this by creating a biomechanical reference model you can pose. One the second day, you’ll learn proportion and have fun creating “maquettes” — sketch figures in clay. On the third day, we’ll develop one of your sketches into a seated or reclining character, who will be a combination of your newly learned technical skills and a bit of imagination.

“The aim of this workshop is to learn technical skills while having fun,” says Neil. “I’ll teach you the basics of posing a figure and getting the proportions right before we create a realistic figure together. Along the way, I’ll give you demonstrations and lots of one-on-one guidance and you’ll learn a lot about both sculpting figures and your own body.”

The workshop takes place at Falmouth Art Center on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The clay and sculpture stands are all included in the pricing, but students will need to bring their own lunch. Tools will be provided although students are welcome to bring their own.

REFUND POLICY:

Refunds will not be given within one week of the start of a class. Classes are not pro-rated, and there are no make-ups for missed classes. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any class or workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.

If Falmouth Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions, we will be closed and the missed classes will be rescheduled.

Materials

One bag of clay is provided as part of the class fee. Additional clay may be purchased for $35  from the art center (25 lb. bag).  price includes firing and glazing fees. If you would like to use outside clay, please email our studio manager, Sarah Caruso at sarah@falmouthart.org  or call the Falmouth Art Center at 508-540-3304 to make arrangements.

Instructor Bio

Neil Grant is an English representational sculptor who makes fine art through a slightly different lens. The winner of the 2018 Newby Patrons Award at the National Sculpture Society’s Annual Awards Exhibition, he combines technical skill with storytelling and humor.

Neil lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts where he sculpts out of his studio and teaches throughout the area. He is represented by Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown.

“Sculpture is how I put my thoughts out into the world, and so I try to make sure that they are ideas worth sharing,” says Neil. “All sculptures have an origin story, and mine normally begin with questions such as, ‘I wonder if anyone has ever attempted that in clay before?’ or ‘It’s probably not what you’d call classical sculpture, but I wonder if people would like it?’ I love sculpture and any other form of art that fuses skill, emotion, and, if it can, a bit of humor. That’s what I aim for in my work.”More details about Neil and his work can be found at www.granty-art.com.

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