SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long torso sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model.
Students will practice the techniques of modelling a small-scale torso in clay from a live model.
Instruction will include ideas such as:
how to set up a model and sculpture effectively
techniques of observation
finding accurate proportions and body type
understanding the underlying anatomical structure
looking and understanding the gesture of the torso
finding and building specific shapes
compositional decision making
surface quality, texture, and technique
August 26-30, 2019 (Mon-Fri) • 9:30AM-4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • Cost: $400; all supplies included • Space is limited, maximum of 6 participants