Four-Day Sculpting the Figure in Clay
Gray's School of Art
The Robert Gordon University
Spend four days at a Gray's School of Art studio learning how to make traditional clay sculptures.
An opportunity to develop traditional clay sculpture from a life model.
Spend 4 Days in a Gray's School of Art studio shaping and exploring the soft and workable material of clay and the subject of figurative sculpture.
The course will begin with a series of quick sketches working directly from the figure followed by traditional clay sculpting and exploration of human proportion from the life model.
Students will be able to create torsos or full figures, drawing inspiration from artists such as Rodin, Degas, Giacometti, Hicks and Lamb.
This is a great opportunity for life drawing enthusiasts to develop their appreciation of the human form within a tactile form of study and for ceramicists to create from life. Complete beginners are also welcome.
Student's will develop their observational study from life, learn how to use the tools required for figurative sculpure and develop an awareness of form, mass, proportion and the plasticity of clay.
Optional armature study available for third day.
The finished work can be left as greenware (where the finished artwork is left to dry but not fired) or as bisqueware (where the clay is fired, but not glazed).