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.
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
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 email@example.com