This 2-weeks long masterclass provides a rare opportunity to work on a life size torso; a course that will enable development of the skills required to produce large scale figure work. Whilst learning to make creative choices associated with cropped figures and creating focus in their pieces, students will have space to experiment with surface texture, modelling flesh and bone. The course will have a strong approach to figure work, with teaching in anatomy and structure whilst allowing room for personal choices, style and artistic impression. Students will develop technical skills of measurement, plumbing, anatomy and clay application, to capture a true likeness, whilst being encouraged to view their sculpture as a work of art rather than a direct copy of a physical form in front of them. Working on such a large scaled piece will enable students to hone their creative and personal skills, to develop an understanding of their own sculptural style and capture individual expression. This course is ideal for those who are at at least intermediate sculpture level.
Students will be offered an opportunity to mould and cast a fragment of their sculpture during the weekend 31st July – 1st August for an additional fee.