Each new class we offer has a specific set of learning goals to help students improve their artistic skills.
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In this class, students will learn all about traditional oil painting mediums and paint application methods. Alongside this we’ll learn about various types of brushes, painting surfaces, and indirect painting techniques that can be used to create sophisticated works of art based on the materials and methods of the great masters of the past.
We will be covering a lot of material in this course so the emphasis will be on understanding materials and process as opposed to focusing on creating one finished masterpiece. Students are expected to take notes, document their process through our exercises, and apply this body of knowledge to their own studio practice.
In this class, students will work with water based clay to create portrait sculptures from a live model. This class is open to everyone, even if you have never sculpted before. Students will receive detailed instruction of modeling techniques and the tools used by sculptors to create three dimensional form.
Throughout the lessons, students will receive group instruction on the anatomy of the human head and creating the features of the face with clay.
Students will create one portrait sculpture (approx 30cm tall) over the course of the workshop. We will be working with one live model for 7 sessions but will begin the first class learning how to build an armature and the basics of sculpture techniques without the model present. Please note: we will not be casting the sculptures in plaster. Students may keep their work but it will need to be covered in order to prevent it from drying out and cracking.