Portrait Level 1 & 2 – 4 days
July 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - July 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm£645
Discover techniques and skills that will enable you to create life-like portrait sculptures way beyond your expectations.
Creating true likeness in portrait sculpture requires more than correctly reproducing features, for you must also capture the spirit of your subject. These are two aspects of the art many sculptors find difficult. This Portrait Sculpture course will teach you the techniques and skills to correctly capture that vital true likeness in your sculptures.
Core to the methods taught during the courses is the proven Sinclair Rapid Sketch Technique (RST), as well as measurement and proportional anatomy, all unique to The Sculpture School. These unique methods, along with our specially designed portrait armature and one to one coaching, will give you the capability to capture the true likeness and the spirit of your subjects, whatever your experience.
As with most Sculpture School Courses our Portrait Sculpture workshops receive very positive feedback, with over 80% of students returning to learn more. Many of these especially site how they enjoyed and valued the learning experienced.
The course is a four day workshop where you will learn our specific measuring system, and anatomical ‘rules of thumb’ and RST. Referring to a live model on day one you will take on the sculpture skills to accurately portray the subject. During the workshop you will apply these skills by working through the stages of creating a portrait bust, and learn how to construct realistic facial features. As the workshop progresses, you will continue to hone your newly acquired skills by applying methods of clay application.
Level 2 will take your skills to the next stage, this is a masterclass in portrait sculpture techniques. Aimed at the more experienced sculptor, you will have already taken our Level 1 Portrait Sculpture Workshop. Over the four days you will be learning sculpting skills that will breath life into your sculpture.
A key part of the workshop is one to one coaching geared to your experience and individual requirements.
All materials, clay, portrait armature, course manual, refreshments and course lunches are included.