I have some great classes and workshops coming up this Summer. All of them are on beautiful Cape Cod.
Figure and Face Workshop, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Jul 30 — Aug 3, 10 am to 4.30 pm
An Introduction to Sculpting in Clay. Learn how to sculpt the head and body in clay. In this week-long intensive, I'll teach you to sculpt realistic portraits and will start you on the journey to creating realistic figure sculptures.
Designed for beginner and intermediate students, this workshop will teach you a step-by-step process for creating a realistic portrait in water-based clay. It will also introduce you to figure sculpting through understanding the relationship between the rib cage and pelvis and being able to sculpt a realistic torso.
Sculpting with a Slab Roller, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Aug 13 — Aug 17, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Learn to make beautiful and unique pieces in clay that can’t be achieved simply by hand or with a potter’s wheel. The slab roller creates large sheets of clay of uniform thickness, and the possibilities are endless!
I'll demonstrate the underlying principles of making slab-based pieces and students will then be able to either participate in a guided step by step project or can set off on their own individual project with guidance. This week-long workshop is suitable for beginners and those who just want to get a little off the beaten track with their art projects.
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Atelier Series: Portrait Sculpture with Neil Grant, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Aug 24 — Aug 26, 2018, 10 am - 4.30 pm
This class is for beginner and intermediate level students who want to learn how to create realistic portraits in clay. I'll teach you a step by step method that demystifies the process for sculpting a head.
Using a model and other materials as reference, students will learn how to look at a person, simplify what they are seeing and sculpt a realistic likeness. At each stage of the process, I'll explain the theory, give a demonstration of the technique, and then work one on one with each student as they create their sculpture. The aim of the workshop is to give students a method they can take away with them and use to make portrait sculptures in the future.