I have some great classes and workshops coming up. All of them are on beautiful Cape Cod.
Sculpting the Head in Clay
Sat & Sun, 10am – 4pm, March 9 – 10, Cultural Center of Cape Cod
This two-day workshop is ideal for beginner and intermediate students who want to learn to sculpt realistic portraits in clay. I’ll take attendees through a methodical process for creating a bust with explanations, demonstrations and one-on-one instruction throughout. Working from a reference cast model, students will learn the planes of the face and then how to refine those planes into subtle volumes that give a realistic appearance.
Sculpting the Torso 3-Day Workshop
Fri 4-8 pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm, Mar 15-17, Cotuit Center for the Arts
If you’ve ever wanted to make realistic people in clay, this three-day workshop is your gateway to figure sculpting! Designed for the beginner and those with only limited experience in clay, this workshop will take you through the basics of sculpting a torso in the course of a weekend. You’ll learn how to understand the relationship between the pelvis and the rib-cage and then go on to create a sculpture by copying a reference piece.
Hand Building in Clay for the Advanced Beginner
Mondays, 6-9pm, Mar 18-Apr 22, Cotuit Center for the Arts
For those who’ve completed the Hand Building in Clay 101 class or those who have prior experience with hand building in clay, this is an opportunity to undertake your own project under the guidance of award-winning instructor Neil Grant. You can work with him to select, design and then create your piece in clay, and provided it fits in the kiln we’ll fire it afterwards!
Long Pose Workshop – all mediums welcome
Sat & Sun, 10am to 4pm, 30-31 March, Cotuit Center for the Arts
This regular monthly workshop is designed for artists who want to work with a long pose. Aimed at those with art experience, you’ll be able to work with a live model for a whole weekend. Sculptor instructor Neil Grant will be available to provide guidance and critique on figure sculpting, general anatomy and proportions, but you’ll be able to work at your own pace with the pose.
Future workshop dates:
2 (evening), 3-4 August,
14 -15 September
Learn To Sculpt Figures
Fri 5-9 pm, Sat & Sun 10am-4pm, April 12 – 14, Falmouth Art Center
Figure sculpting can be challenging, but if it’s broken down into a series of logical steps, it can be easy to learn and fun. On the first evening, you’ll learn the secret of the “twist” — the relationship between the pelvis and the ribcage — and how it brings a sculpture to life. You’ll do this by creating a biomechanical reference model you can pose. One the second day, you’ll learn proportion and have fun creating “maquettes” — sketch figures in clay. On the third day, we’ll develop one of your sketches into a seated or reclining character, who will be a combination of your newly learned technical skills and a bit of imagination.