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Figurative and Portrait Sculpture

  • Southern Vermont Arts Center Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive Manchester, VT, 05255 United States (map)

Instructor: George Paxton

07/24/17 - 07/28/17

MON-FRI: 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Tuition: $500 Members, $550 Non-members

Skill Level: All Levels Welcome

Medium: Clay

Supply List: Workshop Materials

In this five-day workshop, we will work from a live model to create a one-third life-size figurative sculpture and a full-size portrait bust out of water-based clay. For the figure, principles of anatomy, proportion, gesture, geometric planes and contrapposto will be discussed and taught. For the portrait bust, the structure of the head and neck and proportions of the face, including the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair will be discussed and taught.

Demonstrations will be given and individualized assistance/instruction will be provided. Proportional calipers will be employed as an aid to accuracy as we start with basic shapes, blocking in the figure and head, before building on detail to refine our works into compositionally strong pieces.


Later Event: July 25
Tuesday ART-Seed