Sculpture Explorations: Figure
In this course, students will work with wire and polymer clay to study of the human form. They will develop skills of observation and proportion, while working with a life model. In addition to skill development, contemporary and historical approaches to figurative sculpture will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to develop traditional life sculpture techniques within the classroom environment, while being encouraged to find their personal artistic voice as they interpret the figure through observation, stylization and abstraction.
This course is suitable for those with some sculpting experience. To get the most from this workshop, we suggest you take Introduction to Sculpture first.
All basic materials for this course are supplied by the AGO. Participants will need access to a gas or electric oven at home to finish their sculpture.
Please review the Terms and Conditions of Participation prior to the start of class.
Participants must be 18 or older.
Week 1: Introduction. Building a wire armature. Visit the AGO’s sculpture collection for inspiration.
Week 2: Form. Working from a live model as reference students explore how to position their armature and build the figurative form.
Week 3 & 4: Work Time. Continue sculpting the form with the guidance and support of your instructor.
Week 5: Painting. Explore options for finishing and painting your figurative sculpture.