DescriptionApril 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.
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.