Upcoming Workshops

(Deutsche Version siehe unten)

 

As the summer continues, it is time to make plans and set new goals for the upcoming autumn season. If you ever wanted to improve your artistic skills and learn traditional sculpting, don’t hesitate and join my next 6-day intensive Portrait Sculpture Workshop! 

 

The workshop will take place in my atelier in Frankfurt (Henschelstraße 18A, 60314) on August 30 - September 4. The lessons will occur daily at 10:00 am - 14:00 pm. 

 

Over the course of 6 lessons / 24 hours of instruction you will learn to sculpt a realistic portrait from a life model. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the traditional technique of modeling in clay. The main focus is placed on mastering the truthful depiction of human head through direct observation and deep knowledge of form and anatomy.

The course will involve regular individual critiques, lectures, demonstrations and group discussions.

 

Thanks to the small-group format and an individual teaching approach, this workshop is appropriate for participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

The resulting clay sculpture may be preserved by firing or casting outside of class. I will explain the different processes and demonstrate how to prepare the piece for firing in the kiln.

 

The main language of the workshop is English. 

 

The participation fee, including all necessarily materials, life model, drinks and snacks:

780,00 Euro (incl. 19% MwSt.)

 

The number of spots in the group is extremely limited!

 

For further information and to sign up, feel free to contact me.  

*** DEUTSCH ***

 

Während der Sommer weitergeht, ist es an der Zeit, Pläne zu schmieden und neue Ziele für die kommende Herbstsaison zu setzen. Wenn Sie schon immer Ihre künstlerischen Fähigkeiten verbessern und traditionelle Skulptur erlernen wollten, zögern Sie nicht und nehmen Sie an meinem nächsten 6-tägigen intensiven Porträt-Modellierkurs teil!

 

Der Workshop findet vom 30. August - 4. September, täglich von 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr, in meinem Atelier in Frankfurt (Henschelstraße 18A, 60314) statt.

 

In 6 Lektionen / 24 Stunden Unterricht lernen Sie, nach einem Modell ein realistisches Porträt zu formen. Der Kurs führt die Teilnehmer in die traditionelle Technik des Modellierens in Ton ein. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf der Beherrschung der wahrheitsgetreuen Darstellung des menschlichen Kopfes durch direkte Beobachtung und tiefes Wissen über Form und Anatomie.

Der Kurs beinhaltet regelmäßiges persönliches Feedback, Vorträge, Demonstrationen und Gruppendiskussionen.

 

Dank des kleinen Gruppenformats und eines individuellen Lehransatzes des Dozenten eignet sich dieser Kurse für Teilnehmer aller Hintergründe und Erfahrungsstufen. 

Die resultierende Tonskulptur kann durch Brennvorgang oder Gießen außerhalb des Unterrichts fertiggestellt werden. Ich werde die verschiedenen Prozesse erklären und zeigen, wie die Skulptur für das Brennen im Ofen vorbereitet wird.

 

Die Hauptsprache des Kurses ist Englisch.

 

Die Teilnahmegebühr inkl. aller notwendigen Materialien, Modellhonorar, Getränke und Snacks:

780,00 Euro (inkl. 19% MwSt.)

Die Anzahl der Plätze in der Gruppe ist äußerst begrenzt!

 

Für weitere Informationen und um sich anzumelden, zögern Sie nicht mich zu kontaktieren.


Past Workshops

(Deutsche Version siehe unten)

 

You are cordially invited to join my next 6-day intensive Portrait Sculpture Workshop that will take place in my atelier in Frankfurt (Henschelstraße 18A, 60314) on June 14 - 19. The lessons will occur daily at 10:00 am - 14:00 pm. 

 

Over the course of 6 lessons / 24 hours of instruction you will learn to sculpt a realistic portrait from a life model. The workshop is designed to introduce participants to the traditional technique of modeling in clay. The main focus is placed on mastering the truthful depiction of human head through direct observation and deep knowledge of form and anatomy.

The course will involve regular individual critiques, lectures, demonstrations and group discussions.

 

Thanks to the small-group format and an individual teaching approach, this workshop is appropriate for participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

The resulting clay sculpture may be preserved by firing or casting outside of class. I will explain the different processes and demonstrate how to prepare the piece for firing in the kiln.

 

The main language of the workshop is English. 

 

The participation fee, including all necessarily materials, life model, drinks and snacks:

760,00 Euro (incl. 19% MwSt.)

 

The number of spots in the group is extremely limited!

For further information and to sign up, feel free to contact me.

*** DEUTSCH ***

 

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen, an meinem nächsten 6-tägigen intensiven Porträt - Modellierkurs teilzunehmen, der vom 14. bis 19. Juni in meinem Atelier in Frankfurt (Henschelstraße 18A, 60314) stattfindet. Der Unterricht findet täglich von 10:00 bis 14:00 Uhr statt Uhr.

 

In 6 Lektionen / 24 Stunden Unterricht lernen Sie, nach einem Modell ein realistisches Porträt zu formen. Der Kurs führt die Teilnehmer in die traditionelle Technik des Modellierens in Ton ein. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf der Beherrschung der wahrheitsgetreuen Darstellung des menschlichen Kopfes durch direkte Beobachtung und tiefes Wissen über Form und Anatomie.

Der Kurs beinhaltet regelmäßiges persönliches Feedback, Vorträge, Demonstrationen und Gruppendiskussionen.

 

Dank des kleinen Gruppenformats und eines individuellen Lehransatzes des Dozenten eignet sich dieser Kurse für Teilnehmer aller Hintergründe und Erfahrungsstufen. 

Die resultierende Tonskulptur kann durch Brennvorgang oder Gießen außerhalb des Unterrichts fertiggestellt werden. Ich werde die verschiedenen Prozesse erklären und zeigen, wie die Skulptur für das Brennen im Ofen vorbereitet wird.

 

Die Hauptsprache des Kurses ist Englisch.

 

Die Teilnahmegebühr inkl. aller notwendigen Materialien, Modellhonorar, Getränke und Snacks:

760,00 Euro (inkl. 19% MwSt.)

 

Die Anzahl der Plätze in der Gruppe ist äußerst begrenzt!

Für weitere Informationen und um sich anzumelden, zögern Sie nicht mich zu kontaktieren.

 


(For the English version please see below)

 

Die Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule und ich freuen uns, Ihnen den 10-wöchigen Modellierkurs – Porträt in Ton nach Modell anbieten zu können. Der Kurs beginnt am 15. April und findet einmal wöchentlich donnerstags von 18:30 bis 21:30 Uhr statt. Der Kurs ist nun zur Anmeldung offen. Sie sind daher herzlich eingeladen, an dieser Reise des Lernens und der kreativen Entdeckungen teilzunehmen!

 

Skulptur ist eine der ältesten plastischen Künste, die den Ausdruck der eigenen kreativen Vision in drei Dimensionen ermöglicht. Es ist eine langlebige Tradition, die ihren Höhepunkt in Meisterwerken der großen Meister wie Michelangelo und Rodin findet. Die kraftvolle Kombination von handwerklichem Können und künstlerischem Einfallsreichtum macht die Bildhauerei zu einer so bewundernswerten Kunstform und einer aufregenden Disziplin für engagierte Künstler.

 

Der Kurs für figurative Bildhauerei soll Teilnehmer aller Stufen an die traditionelle Modelliertechnik nach Modell heranführen. Das Hauptaugenmerk liegt auf der Beherrschung der wahrheitsgetreuen Darstellung der menschlichen Figur durch direkte Beobachtung und tiefes Wissen über Form und Anatomie. Die realistische Darstellung der menschlichen Figur in drei Dimensionen ist eine der größten Herausforderungen für einen angehenden Skulpteur.

 

Ich als Dozentin biete eine systematische Methode an, mit der sich diese Aufgabe mit viel Spaß und Erfolg bewältigen lässt. Das letztendliche Ziel des gegebenen Ansatzes ist es, das kreative Potenzial des Teilnehmers durch die Entwicklung einer starken handwerklichen Fertigkeit freizusetzen.

 

Dank des kleinen Gruppenformats mit maximal 6 Teilnehmern pro Kurs und eines individuellen Lehransatzes eignen sich diese Kurse für Teilnehmer aller Hintergründe und Erfahrungsstufen. Sowohl Anfänger, Fortgeschrittene als auch erfahrene Teilnehmer sind gerne willkommen.

Darüber hinaus ist die Erfahrung im Modellieren eine hervorragende Chance für Maler, Grafiker, Animatoren, Charakterdesigner und andere Kunstprofis, ihr Verständnis der menschlichen Form durch zu vertiefen.

 

Nach Abschluss des Modellierkurses haben die Teilnehmer die Möglichkeit, an dem weiteren Formenbaukurs teilzunehmen und ihre Werke mittels des Abgussverfahrens zu behalten.

Die Hauptsprache des Kurses ist Englisch!

 

Kalendar

 

Modellierkurs:

15.04.-17.06.2021

Einmal pro Woche. Do. 18:30-21:30

 

Formenbaukurs:

21.06. - 26.06.2021

Mo.-Fr. 18:30-21:30 Uhr, Sa, 10:30-14:00 Uhr

 

Kursgebühren inkl. aller notwendigen Ausrüstung und Materialien:

Modellierkurs (10 Lektionen / 30Std.): 650,- Euro

Formenbaukurs: 400,- Euro

 

Standort:

Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule

Friedrichstr. 7

65185 Wiesbaden

 

Ich würde mich über Ihre Teilnahme sehr freuen!

Bei Fragen und sich für den Kurs anzumelden, gerne direkt mich kontaktieren:

 

Email: info@alexandraslava.com

Tel.: +49 152 51348793 

Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule and I are delighted to offer the 10-week Figurative Sculpture Course : Sculpting the Portrait in Clay from Life. The course will start on April 15th and will take place once a week on Thursday evenings at 18:30 am - 21:30 pm. The class is now open for registration and you are cordially invited to join this journey of learning and creative discoveries!

Sculpture is one of the ancient plastic arts that enables the expression of one’s creative vision in three dimensions. It is a long-lived tradition culminating in masterpieces of the great masters such as Michelangelo and Rodin. The powerful combination of craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity is what makes sculpture such an admirable art form and an exciting discipline for dedicated art students.

 

Figurative Sculpture Course is designed to introduce participants of all levels to the traditional technique of sculpting from life. The main focus is put on mastering the truthful depiction of human figure through direct observation and deep knowledge of form and anatomy. The realistic representation of human figure in three dimensions is one of the greatest challenges facing aspiring sculptors. I offer a systematic method making this task enjoyable and highly achievable. The ultimate aim of the given approach is to unleash the student’s creative potential by developing a strong set of craft skills.

 

Thanks to the small-group format with maximum 6 participants in the class and an individual teaching approach, these courses are well suited for participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience, including beginning, intermediate and advanced students. In addition, sculpting is an excellent opportunity for painters, graphic artists, animators, character designers and other art professionals to enhance their understanding of human form by studying it in three dimensions.

 

This Sculpture Course will focus on the study of human head and the art of portraiture. Under the expert guidance, participants begin by copying a skull model in order to understand the internal framework underlying the superficial forms. Equipped with the essential knowledge of anatomy, students are then prepared to work from a life model. The emphasis is placed on the method of direct observation and careful analysis of the subject. The offered technique is aimed at translating the complex visual information into a clear structure that helps achieve an accurate depiction of the model in three dimensions. Participants learn to capture the distinct character of a person’s head by focusing on the gesture, proportions, contours and spatial relationships. In addition, the course involves the study of basic principles of composition and aesthetic qualities to help students elevate their works from the level of mere exercise to the level of finished artworks.

 

Upon completion of the project students are given the option to keep their works through the process of casting. The Mold Making Week is optional but highly recommended to the participants who want to understand the full process and preserve the works they created during the sculpture course.

 

Main language of instruction is English.

 

Calendar 

 

Sculpture Course:

15.04.-17.06.2020

Once a week, Th. 18:30-21:30

 

Mold Making Course: 

21.06.-26.06.2020

Mon.-Fri. 18:30-21:30, Sa, 10:30-14:00

 

Tuition fees incl. all necessary equipment and materials: 

Sculpture Course (10 lessons/30 hours of instruction): 650,- Euro

Mold Making Course: 400,- Euro

 

The number of spots in the group is limited, so don’t hesitate and register today! 

 

For any questions and to sign up for the course, please contact me:

Email: info@alexandraslava.com

Tel: +49 152 51348793 


Figurative Sculpture Course

Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule

 

Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule is delighted to offer the long-term 9-week Figurative Sculpture Course with the instructor Alexandra Slava. The course will start on October 10th and take place once a week on Saturdays at 10:30 am - 13:30 pm. The class is now open for registration and you are cordially invited to join this journey of learning and creative discoveries!

 

Sculpture is one of the ancient plastic arts that enables the expression of one’s creative vision in three dimensions. It is a long-lived tradition culminating in masterpieces of the great masters such as Michelangelo and Rodin. The powerful combination of craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity is what makes sculpture such an admirable art form and an exciting discipline for dedicated art students.

 

Figurative Sculpture Course is designed to introduce participants of all levels to the traditional technique

of sculpting from life. The main focus is put on mastering the truthful depiction of human figure through direct observation and deep knowledge of form and anatomy. The realistic representation of human figure in three dimensions is one of the greatest challenges facing aspiring sculptors. Alexandra Slava offers a systematic method making this task enjoyable and highly achievable. The ultimate aim of the given approach is to unleash the student’s creative potential by developing a strong set of craft skills.

 

Thanks to the small-group format with maximum 6 participants in the class and an individual teaching approach adopted by the instructor, these courses are well suited for participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience, including beginning, intermediate and advanced students. In addition, sculpting is an excellent opportunity for painters, graphic artists, animators, character designers and other art professionals to enhance their understanding of human form by studying it in three dimensions.

 

The full program consists of three consecutive courses of 9 weeks: STUFE I, STUFE II, STUFE III. Each course covers one of the major subjects of figurative sculpture with increasing complexity.

 

STUFE I focuses on the study of human head and the art of portraiture. Under the expert guidance of Alexandra Slava, participants begin by copying a skull model in order to understand the internal framework underlying the superficial forms. Equipped with the essential knowledge of anatomy, students are then prepared to work from a life model. The emphasis is placed on the method of direct observation and careful analysis of the subject. The offered technique is aimed at translating the complex visual information into a clear structure that helps achieve an accurate depiction of the model in three dimensions. Participants learn to capture the distinct character of a person’s head by focusing on the gesture, proportions, contours and spatial relationships. In addition, the course involves the study of basic principles of composition and aesthetic qualities to help students elevate their works from the level of mere exercise to the level of finished artworks.

 

Mold Making Course

Upon completion of the project students are given the option to keep their works through the process of casting. Clay itself is too fragile to be left without any further processing and it can’t serve as the final medium to preserve and represent a sculpture. Some artists use the hollow-out techniques to air-dry and fire their works in a ceramic kiln. However, one can’t fire a sculpture with an internal armature, so a

sculptor is then limited in size and complexity of the chosen subject. The alternative and most common way of replicating clay sculptures in more durable materials is through mold making and casting.

Mold making is the process of creating a hollow cavity with an exact impression of the sculpted form to reproduce it in a long-lasting material including plaster, resin, bronze etc. In addition, molding gives a sculptor the opportunity to produce multiple copies of the same piece.

Therefore, the week following the completion of each sculpture course is reserved for the practice of mold making. This process is time-consuming and involves additional materials such as molding silicones and acrylic resin. This entails extra costs and daily lessons on Monday-Friday at 18:30-22:00 pm and Saturday at 10:30 am - 14:00 pm.

The Mold Making Week is optional but highly recommended to the participants who want to understand the full process and preserve the works they created during the sculpture course.

 

The next two courses (STUFE II and STUFE III) focus respectively on modelling a ¾ scale torso and a ½ scale full figure from life.

The primary objective is then to further the participant’s understanding of the human body, its structure and aesthetic qualities. The dates of the following courses will be announced soon after STUFE I is completed.

To develop a full range of skills it is recommended to participate in all three consecutive courses.

Main language of instruction is English.

 

Calendar 

STUFE I:

10.10.-05.12.2020

Once a week, Sa. 10:30-13:30

Mold Making Course:

07.12.-12.12.2020

Mon.-Fri. 18:30-21:30, Sa, 10:30-14:00

 

Tuition fees incl. all necessary equipment and materials:

STUFE I (9 lessons/27 h): 670,- Euro

Mold Making Course: 360,- Euro

 

Sign up until September 7th and save 50,- Euro off the tuition fee for STUFE I. The special Early Bird price: 620,- Euro!

 

For further information and to sign up for the course please Contact me.

 


Sculpture is one of the ancient plastic arts that enables the expression of one’s creative vision in three dimensions. It is a long-lived tradition culminating in masterpieces of the great masters such as Michelangelo and Rodin. The powerful combination of craftsmanship and artistic ingenuity is what makes sculpture such an admirable art form and an exciting discipline for aspiring art students.

 

The Portrait Sculpture Workshop is designed to introduce participants to the traditional technique of sculpting a realistic portrait from a life model. The main focus is placed on mastering the truthful depiction of human head through observation and deep knowledge of form and anatomy. The ultimate aim of the given approach is to unleash the student’s creative potential by developing a strong set of skills. The course will involve regular individual critiques, lectures, demonstrations and group discussions.

 

For whom is this course?

Due to an individual teaching approach adopted by the instructor, this course is well suited for participants of all backgrounds and levels of experience, both beginners and advanced. In addition, sculpting is an excellent opportunity for painters, graphic artists, animators, character designers and other art professionals to enhance their understanding of human form by studying it in three dimensions. 

 

You will learn:

·        Fundamental techniques of working with modelling clay on wooden armature

·        Observation method for sculpting from life

·        Proportions and gesture

·        Basic anatomy and structure of human head

·        Accurate depiction of a person’s distinct character

·        Composition, concept generation.

 

Materials

Modelling fee, most necessary materials and equipment are included, i.e., sculpture stands, clay, wooden armatures. Some basic sculpting tools will be provided for use during the course. 

 

The participation fee is 95,- Euro. It includes all necessary materials, equipment and life model. To secure your spot an upfront deposit of 45,- Euro is required. The rest of the payment is due before the beginning of the workshop.

 

If you'd like to register for the course, please contact me indicating your full name, address and phone number. 


Portrait Sculpture Workshop - Rome Art Residencies

Cancelled due to Coronavirus Pandemic

 18 - 30 May 2020

Rome, Italy

 

This course is designed to introduce students of all levels to the traditional technique of sculpting a portrait from life. Portraiture is one of the most exciting art forms and an excellent exercise for those willing to gain basic sculpting skills. Over the ten studio days, six hours per day, students will model a life-size human head in water-based clay on a wooden armature. The instruction is based on direct observation of a living model, as well as a study of basic anatomy. Students will learn to capture the distinct character of a person’s face by focusing on proportions, contour movement, depths and spatial relationships. This approach is grounded in comprehensive concepts, including the use of light and form, aimed at translating complex visual information into a clear structure that is crucial for creating an accurate portrait in three dimensions. In addition to the regular individual critiques, the course involves various lectures, demonstrations and group discussions.

The workshop does not involve mold-making and casting. Clay and wooden armature are included. Some basic sculpting tools will be provided for use, but the participants are encouraged to bring their own. I will make further recommendations on the appropriate tool-kit for working with water-based clay.

 

There is a limited number of spots available. Sign up and secure your participation at www.romeartresidencies.com.


Students at all levels of experience are welcome to join the Portrait Sculpture Workshop in Geode Art Space, Catalonia. This course offers a great opportunity to learn the traditional technique of sculpting a portrait from life, with a particular focus on the close observation and deep understanding of human form. Under my guidance students will learn to sculpt a head considering the gesture, block in the general masses, carefully establish the profile and use it to capture likeness of the model. 

Special attention will be paid to the structure and anatomy emanating superficial forms from inside. In addition, I will share my thoughts on composition in portrait sculpture and different ways of finishing the surface. 

For further information please contact Geode Art Space at geodeartspace@gmail.com