Portrait session workshops are 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 a live 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.
The workshop fee is due at the first session and can be by cash or check/money order made out to James Fatata, sorry no credit cards). The fee covers the use of sculpting stand, portrait armature, model fee, studio facility, and bisque firing of the finished portrait. Water-based stoneware clay will be available for purchase at the first session for $18 per twenty-five pounds bag.