Design with Clay

FotomiaStylizedMaquetteI’ am offering to teach a workshop on Sculpting, Design with Clay your own Character, here in my own studio in Marin County. The class is open to all levels. In this class I will show the student my personal approach, which will be the same I used in all the years during my work as a sculptor for the Entertainment Industry. We will go over some of the maquettes I created for my work, as well some of my personal sculptures. While the approach is the same, the goal is a different one. I am asking to submit a portfolio. Just a few images of your work, so that I will be able to put together groups with an even level of experience for each class. Each group will consist of max 5 to 8 people. This allows me to give great attention and the appropriate space to each individual student.

Option one:
The class will take place on two weekends 28 hours workshop (10am-5pm) with the date to be determined, based on the students availability priced at $699.
The price include all the materials will use in the workshop ( Clay, Aluminum wire and wooden  base). The tools for sculpting are not included.
If there is further interest, I will also offer the continuation of the class into Mold Making and Casting with the piece you have created.
-5th Workshop will be the weekend of September 17/18th and the   weekend September 24/25th.
-6th Workshop will be the weekend of October 01/02nd and the weekend October 08/09th.

The workshop is prices at  $699.
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This is a simple outline of the class schedule:

-Design choice – we could all use the same design or each of the student could come with their personal one.
-Go over the drawing created or chosen and make a plan.
-Traditional sculpting tools.
-Building your base and armature.
-Translation of a 2d drawing into a tridimensional sculpture.
-Importance and understand of basic anatomy, to be translate in the graphic piece.
-Start blocking the clay sculpt.
-Importance of working in planes.
-Paying attention to proportions and measurement.
-Refining clay sculpt.
-Finishing clay sculpt.
-Smoothing and cleanup techniques.

Hope to sculpt with you soon!


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