Life Sculpture Workshop: The Clothed Figure

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Instructor Konrad Dunton

In this workshop we will be sculpting a figure in clay with an emphasis on clothing. We will first work with the model in the nude for 4 sessions and later with the clothed model for 3 sessions. The initial focus will be to establish the human form with proper proportions and volumes, then we will switch to the study of the dynamics of clothing and how the folds can be simplified and made to enhance the pose.

Both beginning and continuing artists are invited to sculpt from our live model for seven sessions. There will be one long pose for the entire 7 weeks.  For those interested, we will start with a guided demonstration in building an internal armature, as we have done in previous workshops.

The focus of instructional help will be on armature building, establishing the human form and how to drape it in clothing. We will conclude the workshop by preparing the sculpture for firing it in the kiln. The piece will then have to dry and go through bisque firing before it is ready for pickup. This process takes approximately 2 weeks. 

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$56 model fee, which covers all meetings (pay to instructor); other individual materials fee vary. Fee paid to the instructor.
7 meetings
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Room 103

*Glazes, firings and your first 10lb bag of clay is included in the fee. Additional bags of clay can be purchased for $10.