Sculpture Explorations: Animals Intensive
In this course we will study and model animal forms in clay. Students will be individually guided in the development of an animal inspired sculpture. Issues of scale, proportion, composition, surface treatment and finishing will be supported with historic and contemporary examples of animal sculpture. Discussions will include the importance and symbolism of animals in art, spirit animals, and anthropomorphism. Students will be encouraged to find their personal artistic voice as they interpret animal forms through observation, stylization and abstraction. Students are invited to bring photos/images/support material (no pets, sorry) to the first class.
This course is suitable for students with some sculpture experience. The class includes all required materials. Students may choose to purchase supplementary materials.
This course meets in the AGO's Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited.