This is a 4 week class that meets on Mondays. 6-9pm (see scheduled dates below)
Welcome to Figure Sculpture! Beginners and masters alike! This 4 week class will explore the fundamental techniques and traditions of figure sculpture working directly with the live model. Individualized instruction is tailored to ability in a relaxed atmosphere Advanced and self-directed approaches are encouraged. . Emphasis will be placed upon the systematic study of proportions, basic anatomy, composition and gesture. Working in water based clay, directly from a live model, 4 weeks per pose, students will have the opportunity to create finished and fired terracotta sculptures with a variety of finishing techniques demonstrated as well. In addition to weekly studio class sessions, we will schedule a visit to the metropolitan museum of art!
Instructed by Gina Miccinilli, who is working in the field of fine arts specializing in sculpture as well as in the commercial sector. She has earned a reputation for her unique combination of skill sets from classical approaches in figurative sculpture, mold making and foundry to innovative digital approaches in a wide spectrum of materials. Her passion for her multidimensional professional work is evident and seamlessly translates into her teaching. Click here for her website
Basic materials are included in the class fee; a figure armature and clay. Please bring your tool kit (if you have one) and wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty to the first day of classes.
Please note that figures sculpted mold or fired to preserve; workshops are available through TCS and firing will be separate.
Sculpting from Life Suggested reading:
Human Anatomy for Artists – Eliot Goldfinger
Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure – Edouard Lanteri
June 3, 10, 17, 24