May 4 & 5
10 am-4 pm
In this weekend workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting three-dimensional forms. The two projects we will be working on will build upon one another. During the first project we will be sculpting a bell pepper. This is a common way to introduce students to sculpting three-dimensional forms, as peppers have many interesting undulating forms that are perfect to sculpt with not too much overwhelming detail. For the second project, students will sculpt a facial detail from casts of Michelangelo’s David’s face. This is a tried and true traditional method for teaching sculpture and allows students to gain insight into form and human anatomy. These projects will be invaluable foundations for students as they continue in their artistic endeavors.
Tuesdays, October 8-29
In this four-week class, students will learn how to create a bas-relief portrait from life. Students will come away with valuable skills including techniques with tools, basic anatomy of the head, proper use of the materials used in the process, and how to control flattening out a three-dimensional object to something closer to a two-dimensional object. Bas Relief can be considered a bridge between painting and sculpture. If you enjoy painting portraits it should improve your portrait game. Or if you just want to get your hands in some clay this class with be great for you!