Summer Intensive: Portrait Sculpture – A Beginning Approach
Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21 / 1 – 4 pm
Portrait Sculpture: A Beginning Approach is an introductory course designed to introduce the student to a three-dimensional approach to clay portraiture. Students will learn the basic anatomy of the human head including, but not limited to the “string technique” of realism, and textures as well as the detailed sculpting of facial features such as eyes and ears, and the mouth and nose. Students will be encouraged to work in life-size measurements from specific resources (e.g. a live model or photo reference) or may elect to create a bust from their imagination. Students will sculpt their busts in an oil-based clay. Mold-making and casting methods will be discussed in order that students may work toward final mold and casting selections (i.e. plaster, bronze, etc.) if desired. All materials included with registration.
Instructor: Hans Kelly Somey
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels