Sculpting The Figure In Paper Clay

Instructor: UK Artist Susan Halls
Cost: $130 plus $10 firing fee (optional)
One day Workshop:
Saturday, December 7
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

All materials and tools will be provided. Class limited to ten. No experience necessary.

Working from the nude model, students will be shown how to easily manipulate and construct figurative forms using soft, hollow, clay shapes. The technique allows you to work quickly – with no internal armature or tedious hollowing out. By employing the use of paper clay and electric heat guns you can force dry your work as you go, accelerating your output whilst speeding up the creative process. With this immediacy in mind you are freer to concentrate on expressing the dynamics or subtlety of the pose. Emphasis will be on capturing the energy and fundamental mechanics and anatomy of the figure – not on creating portraits. Much of what will be discussed and demonstrated on the day can be applied directly to your figure drawing – strengthening your understanding of three dimensional forms.

Two poses will be studied throughout the day – one semi reclining, one standing. The model will be female.

Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and much individual tutoring offered.