Do it@Home: Learn to Sculpt Portraits at Home 2020
6 Tuesdays, Nov 17-Dec 22
Students will receive the Zoom link 30 minutes before the first class.
My latest class takes place completely on-line. Aimed at the beginner or returning student, this class will introduce you to the fundamentals of portrait sculpture:
-The facial map – what goes where?
-The individual features and how to create them – eyes, ears, nose, and lips
- Pulling it all together – how to make a realistic portrait
- How to make a sculpture armature
At the end of the class you will have created four reference features you can keep, but even more valuable, you will have learned the essentials of how the human portrait is composed.
Each week you’ll be sent a link to a video from me that gives you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a facial feature. You’ll practice along with the video in your own time and then meet on-line each week via Zoom with the class and we'll review our progress, share experiences, and talk about the next week’s exercise. I will also be available via email to critique your work during the course.
Because it’s aimed at those at home, we'll easy to find household items as tools (while still achieving realistic looking features): a popsicle stick, a pencil, a paperclip, a teaspoon and a plastic card. Students can use these items or their own tools if they have them. For students living near Cotuit Center for the Arts, there will be clay pick-up available, but more distant students can use their own water-based clay from any local art store.
Students will need a small 12" sculpture stand for the last two weeks of the class. I'll show you how to construct one of these from hardware store parts (two options using either a dowel and board or plumbing parts) or where to purchase one ($18 + postage within the US).
You can contact me directly with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org