Half life size figures

Capturing the essence of a pose using scale measurements taken with calipers, to create a life size or half life size figure.  Depending on the complexity of the pose, we work either in air drying clay that can be allowed to dry without firing or casting, or for more complex poses we create an armature and work over it in clay.  Poses with armatures will need to be cast at an additional cost.

Cost includes tuition, model, and all equipment required during the course.  Clay, some armatures and casting are an additional cost.

 

 


Courses for Autumn 2018

Our Autumn term kicks off with an intensive head sculpting week with a new female model who is an artist and painter with a great face to sculpt.

We also have a Torso weekend with our fantastic model Julian, the regular Sculpture Development classes and a new life class based upon scaling and working from a set of images.

 

Spaces are booking up fast so please email with any enquiries.

See more details below.

Please email   val@thesculpturestudio.co.uk If you would like to enquire about courses or go onto a waiting list for the Sculpture Development Courses.

Quick overview:

INTENSIVE HEAD SCULPTING WEEK

COMMENCING 17th - 21st SEPT

Life size head sculpt of new model Rachael

£295.00

3 spaces available

TUESDAY 10 WK FIGURATIVE CLASS FROM IMAGES

COMMENCING 25th SEPT 2018

1/3 life size figure sculpted and scaled from images

£275.00

2 spaces available

WEDNESDAY SCULPTURE DEVELOPMENT CLASS

COMMENCING 26th SEPT 2018

Fully Booked

waiting list available

THURSDAY SCULPTURE DEVELOPMENT CLASS

COMMENCING 27th Sept 2018

Fully Booked

waiting list available

TORSO WEEKEND

13th - 14th Oct 2018

1/2 life size sculpt of model Julian

£185.00

Fully Booked

waiting list available

 


Classes in more detail:


 

Above - Photo of Rachael, our model for the head sculpting week.

INTENSIVE HEAD SCULPTING WEEK

COMMENCING 17th - 21st SEPT

Life size head sculpt of our new model Rachael

£295.00

10am - 2.30pm

During this class we will be creating a life size head in clay from our new model Rachael, an experienced painter in her thirties, who has also taught painting.  She has great features with strong bone structure so we should be able to create some wonderful sculpts.  Using traditional techniques we will be measuring with callipers and working by eye to try and get an accurate likeness.

All  equipment is provided which includes the model, an armature, and a bag of air drying clay.  We use air drying clay which means your sculpt can dry out and be painted to look like bronze.  This avoids the costs of moulding and casting your piece for students who are beginners and want to try the process.  However, we can provide moulding and casting at an additional cost if you are interested.

Once your piece is completed it will need a couple of months to slowly dry to minimise any cracking and then you can either paint it at home with instructions I can provide, or you will be given the opportunity to come back to the Studio for a finishing course which costs approx £60.00

During the course tea and coffee is provided and you can choose to either bring lunch with you or have lunch at the lovely Lavender Bakehouse opposite the Studio.

There are some very lovely B&B's and hotels locally if you are travelling some distance, please ask me if you require any details.

Please email if you have any queries regarding this course.

val@thesculpturestudio.co.uk

 

 


TUESDAY 10 WK FIGURATIVE CLASS FROM IMAGES

COMMENCING 25th SEPT - 4th DEC 2018

excluding 23rd of Oct for half term

1/3 life size figure sculpted and scaled from a turnaround of images

£275.00

10am - 1pm

This is a new type of class for The Sculpture Studio.  I would always choose to work from a life model, but I appreciate that is not always possible.  This course is designed to teach students how to work and scale from images.  It also means that we can choose a pose that a model would not have been able to hold for our usual three hour class.  This process once learnt, can then be applied to anything you wish to sculpt.

Please note, I will be providing a set of posespace images of a female model that is suitable for teaching this process.  Not all images are suitable.  The pose has been considered so that we can work without an armature to allow you the most flexibility whilst sculpting and learning the process.  If anyone has an alternative set of photos that they would like to use then I am happy to check them to see if they are suitable, but you will need to contact me to discuss.

You will be provided with a set of images, a board to work upon, a bag of air drying clay and I provide all the equipment needed. We use air drying clay which means your sculpt can dry out on the board and be painted to look like bronze.  This avoids the costs of moulding and casting your piece for students who are beginners and want to try the process.  However we can provide moulding and casting at an additional cost if you are interested.

Once your piece is completed it will need a couple of months to slowly dry to minimise any cracking and then you can either paint it at home with instructions I can provide, or you will be given the opportunity to come back to the Studio for a finishing course which costs approx £60.00 where you can paint your piece to look like bronze.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

Please email if you have any queries regarding the course.

val@thesculpturestudio.co.uk

 


 

Above - A beautiful piece created by Norman from the Sculpture Development Class.

WEDNESDAY SCULPTURE DEVELOPMENT CLASS

COMMENCING 26th SEPT 2018

THURSDAY SCULPTURE DEVELOPMENT CLASS

COMMENCING 27th Sept 2018

BOTH CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED

waiting lists available

The Sculpture Development Class allows you to work on your own ideas with the help and support of The Sculpture Studio.  There is no model provided with this class and materials are charged for depending on each students requirements.

Sessions are £22.50 each and are charged as one payment for a term which is approx 5 sessions.

Current students are given first refusal on their slot and when someone is unable to continue I have a waiting list available for those wishing to join.  If you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list please email:

val@thesculpturestudio.co.uk

 

 


 

 

Above - Photo of Julian, kindly provided by the model.

TORSO WEEKEND

13th - 14th of Oct 2018

1/2 life size sculpt of model Julian

£185.00

We are delighted to be welcoming back Julian who modelled for our head sculpting intensive week earlier this year.  He is a popular model with a great figure and perfect for the torso weekend.

During this class we will be creating a 1/2 life size or 1/3 life size torso in clay using traditional sculpting techniques of measuring with callipers and working by eye to try and get an accurate representation of the figure.

I provide all the equipment required and costs include the model, a simple armature, and a bag of air drying clay.  We use air drying clay which means your sculpt can dry and be painted to look like bronze.  This avoids the costs of moulding and casting your piece for students who are beginners and want to try the process.  However we can provide moulding and casting at an additional cost if you are interested.

Once your piece is completed it will need a couple of months to slowly dry to minimise any cracking and then you can either paint it at home with instructions I can provide, or you will be given the opportunity to come back to the Studio for a finishing course which costs approx £60.00

During the course tea and coffee is provided and you can choose to either bring lunch with you or have lunch at the lovely Lavender Bakehouse cafe opposite the Studio.

There are some very lovely B&B's and hotels locally if you are travelling some distance, so please just ask for details.

Please email if you have any queries regarding the course.

 

val@thesculpturestudio.co.uk

Thank you to all our Sculpture Studio Students for your on going support.

Val & Martin Adamson

 







 

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