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Sculpting the Human Head- Live Model
March 12th to April 2nd
Saturdays, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Instructor: John Collins
$175 Non-Members | $160 Members
All materials included.
In this 4 -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 and lip studies using clay sculpting tools and techniques.
Week 1 & 2: Sketching, proportions, building the armature, eye, ear, nose, and lip study in clay.
Weeks 3 & 4: Sculpting details, smoothing, and texture from the live model.
Optional: Students have the option of having their sculpture bisque fired, glazed, and glaze fired at our pottery studio on Main St., ClayWorks. There will be an additional cost of approx $25-$40 to do this. Once the sculptures are dry, students will meet at the pottery studio to learn about the options for glazing and firing them.
Meet your instructor:
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 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. He also has a talent for teaching and enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge for art with people of all ages.