These four 3-hour sessions are designed to give participants the opportunity to enhance and invigorate their creativity through the study of the nude human figure. Sessions will allow practice in observing, interpreting, and accurately representing the male and female form. Emphasis will be on using clay to create sculptures that capture the essence of a figurative torso (no head, arms, or legs) pose. Individualized instruction will enable each participant, beginners and advanced artists, to work at their own pace. Figurative artists interested in the Realist Art Movement and who work in 2-D and 3-D art forms can benefit from these sessions.
This figurative two-part workshop is devoted to realistically sculpting in clay a female and male model in a seated pose. There will be three sessions with a female model and three sessions with a male model. The sessions will focus on teaching participants to see and interpret correctly female and male anatomy. Emphasis will be placed on creating sculptures that accurately capture the pose and that have correct proportions. Figurative artists who work in 2-D and 3-D art forms can benefit from the workshop. Individual instruction will enable each participant, beginners and advanced artists, to work at their own pace.
This six (6) session workshop is devoted to creating a realistic 3-D stoneware clay portrait bust (head, neck, and possibly top part of shoulders) of the human head. Clay has been used throughout the centuries to create beautiful and enduring works of art. Clay is a strong, tough, durable, and timelessly beautiful material for creating art. From the very earliest civilizations to the present time, portrait busts made in clay have been one of the most consistent and reliable art forms to survive the test of time. The skills learned in this workshop can be used to produce treasured portraits of loved ones or special friends. Instruction will cover the basic techniques for sculpting a portrait working from photos and working with the live male model. From building an armature to applying finishing touches, sculpting techniques will be emphasized in a step-by-step process to complete an anatomically correct portrait and lifelike representation of the human head.
This figurative workshop is taught by Jim Fatata and is devoted to realistically sculpting a female and male model in an interactive pose. Sculpture classes will cover how to sculpt the human form using water based clay. Individual instruction will enable each student, beginners and advanced students, to work at their own pace. The classes focus on teaching each student how to develop their ability to see correct proportion and gesture with a heavy focus on anatomy. A live model poses for each class. Sculptures created by participants will be bisque fired.
Models will be in a standing, seated, or reclining pose (TBD) which will give participants a chance to do a torso (no head, arms, or legs), a bas-relief wall hanging sculpture, or quick practice clay sketch. Participants can combine their sculpture of the models into just one or more sculptures or keep each sculpture of the models as separate sculptures. To advance skills in rendering human anatomy nude models are used for all figurative sculpture sessions.