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Portrait Sculpture | Dec 2nd to 30th

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Sculpting the Human Head Class – 6 classes

Saturdays, 9am to noon. Members receive a 10% discount

Class Description: 

In this 6 week class learn the foundations of realistic sculpting in water-based clay. Students will make a sculpture of a human head from a live model. Get hands-on experience in armature building, proper proportion measuring, detailed eye, ear, and lip studies, and clay sculpting tools and techniques. 

1st Class -Saturday, December 2nd, 9am to noon 

  • Armature building
  • Newspaper Bulk Out
  • Human Head Proportions Overview (handout & book references)
  • Sketch / Drawing
  • Measuring proportions noted on drawing

2nd Class – Saturday, December 9th, 9am to noon 

  • Eye, Ear and Nose and Lip Studies
  • Apply Clay to Armature for base structure using drawing as reference
  • Planes of face
  • Match stick markers

3rd Class –  Saturday, December 16th, 9am to noon 

  • Sculpt Detail from Live Model
  • 1/3 Proportions (hairline, browline, Nose) Eye wedge cut out

4th Class – Saturday, December 23rd, 9am to noon 

  • Sculpt Detail from Model

5th Class – Saturday, December 30th ,  9am to noon 

  • Sculpt Detail from Model
  • Smoothing, Texture and Finish
  • Signature
  • Clean up
  • Leave to dry

6th Class – 6 (approx. 1 month later… after kiln fired) Possible date,  Jan 27th. 

  • Finish portrait sculpture in bronze, or natural white as desired

About John:

John Collins, MBA, is a lifelong artist who grew up and studied here in Western Massachusetts. His love of art has spanned many forms including drawing, painting, and sculpting.

The three-dimensional human form although challenging is by far his favorite subject matter. Sculpting for 30 years he has experimented with many materials including stone, wood, clay and even snow or sand, winning competitions for his unique larger than life human form sand sculptures on Narragansett Beach. His other “more permanent” sculptures have been exhibited locally and throughout New England including the Norman Rockwell Museum’s juried sculpture exhibition and the Northeast Fine Arts Show. He also has a talent for teaching and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge for art with people of all ages. As “Artist in Residence” at Eagle Hill School John created a bust sculpture of one the school’s leaders, Dr Riendeau. see article

Website: www.collinsartstudios.com

Instagram: collinsartstudios

Eagle Hill article link: https://www.eaglehill.school/arts/details/~board/arts-news/post/immortalized-in-bronze



December 2
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Workshop13, Cultural Arts & Learning Center
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13 Church Street
Ware, MA 01082 United States
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Sculpting the Human Head
6 classes.
$ 320.00
5 available