ABOUT THIS CLASS
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso
“A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.” Albert Camus
I believe that the ability to make art, whether music, drawing, painting, or sculpting – it doesn’t matter what kind – is an inherently human trait.
I am no more skilled in sculpting than you can be. The difference is I have put forth arduous hours, days, weeks, months and years of my life into it.
We are all hard-wired for creativity. It is just a matter of honing it to a specific craft. In this class we will work on our skills of observation, sculpting the figure from direct observation of a live model. Put simply, that means learning how to look at what you are sculpting and to sculpt what you are looking at. That sounds really obvious but it is the most common mistake made by art students. Sometimes consciously and very often unconsciously we start to sculpt ideas about what we are looking at instead of what we are actually looking at. It is a very relaxed and fun process. All students receive individualized attention according to their personal needs and skill level. In addition you will learn basic hand building techniques for clay and how to measure proportions in head lengths.
We usually work from one model in the same pose for 6 to 8 week sessions, if you want to take advantage of a full session, call the office to find out when a session starts. However, you may join a session at any time, for whatever number of classes works for you.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 12+.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind. Learn more.
$200/4 consecutive classes ($160 tuition + $40 model fee). Students may register at any time.
Mondays, 1–4 PM
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
The school does not provide lunch or refreshments.