The Portrait Workshop

20-hours spread out over 3 sessions.

 

All workshops are limited to 16 students who range from beginners to the experienced.

  

Day One (8 hours)

 

We begin this class by creating the bone structure of the human skull and facial anatomy.  This is a critical to the process of sculpting realistic human figures.  If you don’t understand what lies beneath the skin, you'll struggle throughout this class and going forward. The bone structure in vital and the underlying anatomy influences facial movement.  

 

Once we have the basic bone structure of the skull, we add the facial features (eyes, nose and mouth) using symmetrical lines, planes and volumes. There will be in-depth discussions on the differences in age, gender and ethnicity as well as the seven basic expressions of the human face. We finish day one by adding the neck and shoulders to create gesture and movement.

 

Day Two (8 hours)

We begin day two with adding the ears, hair and texturing the skin. Hair, like drapery must have the correct flow. Movement and shadows are important aspects of sculpture.  Both can be obtained with hair flow and/or the muscles of the neck.  

 

Day Three - three weeks later (4 hours)

 

By now, the water-base clay has firmed. We finish the class by hollowing out the sculpture and finalizing the textures and detailing the shadows and features.

 Tuition: $320.00 (includes $20 firing fee)

 

  • At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is immediately non-refundable.  Two weeks prior to the start date of the first session, the balance becomes non-refundable.  Of course, if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason, the entire amount is refundable or can be transferred to another workshop.

I supply the clay, sculpting stands, armatures and tools for class use.  All one has to do is show up with an open-mind.  I prefer that my new students not bring pictures or preconceived ideas. During the process, we'll find what awaits us in the clay.

See: Calendar or Enrollment for dates

"This class was one of the most amazing and gratifying things I have ever done!  I have NO artistic talents.  I don't draw, I don't paint, I've never even made a clay pot.  But in this class, with Jim's guidance, I have created a work of art!  The details in the face, the expression, and life that Jim helps you bring out in a sculpture are incredible.  It is something that I'm truly proud of, and can't wait to display! I will be taking the class again."  Wendi Thompson

The Torso Workshop

20-hours spread out over 3 sessions.

All workshops are limited to 16 students who range from beginners to the experienced.

 

Day One (8 hours)

 

We begin this class by constructing the bone structure of the torso - spine, pelvis, rib cage, neck and head while using precise measurements which helps avoid common mistakes and achieve a solid structure.  

 

This method was developed by Philippe to emphasize the importance of bony landmarks, the relationship between the skull, rib-cage and pelvis.

Day Two (8 hours)

 

We apply the each muscle individually then, facial features, hair and apply finishing techniques.

 

Day Three - three weeks later (4 hours)

 

We finish the class by hollowing out the sculpture and finalizing the textures and detailing the features.

Tuition: $320.00 (includes $20 firing fee)

  • At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is immediately non-refundable.  Two weeks prior to the start date of the first session, the balance becomes non-refundable.  Of course, if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason, the entire amount is refundable or can be transferred to another workshop.

I supply the clay, sculpting stands, armatures and tools for class use.  All one has to do is show up with an open-mind.  

See: Calendar or Enrollment for dates

"Anatomy is one of my favorite subjects! This class only verified how amazing the human body is! Jim's combined knowledge of clay & anatomy really came together to produce the most beautiful end result. Something proud to display in home or office! Can't wait for next torso class." Jeannie Modrall

Full-Figure Workshops "Live Model"

20-hours spread out over 3 sessions.

All workshops are limited to 16 students who range from beginners to the experienced.

Day One (8 hours) & Day Two (8 hours)

 

A live nude model (full seated figure) will be used throughout this workshop for the artist to obtain likeness in water-base clay.

 

Students will receive one to one sculpting instruction as well as lectures and demonstrations, on proportions, anatomy and the use of planes in the construction of the body and head.

 

Day Three - three weeks later (4 hours)

 

By now, the water-base clay has firmed. We finish the class by hollowing out the sculpture and finalizing the textures and detailing the features.

Tuition: $345.00 (includes $20 firing fee)

  • At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is immediately non-refundable.  Two weeks prior to the start date of the first session, the balance becomes non-refundable.  Of course, if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason, the entire amount is refundable or can be transferred to another workshop.

* Students will need a Caliper: 18” proportional for live model workshops. 

* See www.anatomytools.com

 

I supply the clay, sculpting stands, armatures and tools for class use.  

See: Calendar or Enrollment for dates.

Mask Workshop  

16-hours spread out over 2 sessions.

 

All workshops are limited to 16 students who range from beginners to the experienced.

Day One (8 hours)

 

Very much like the Portrait Workshop, we begin this class by creating the bone structure of the human skull and facial anatomy.  

 

Once we have the basic bone structure of the skull, we add the facial features (eyes, nose, mouth and ears) using symmetrical lines, planes and volumes. There will be in-depth discussions on the differences in age, gender and ethnicity as well as the seven basic expressions of the human face.

 

Day Two (8 hours)

 

We add the neck, shoulders and hair to create gesture and movement.  At that point we cut off the back of the head, hollow it out and decide of method of hanging the mask to a wall.

Tuition: $320.00 (includes $20 firing fee)

  • At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is immediately non-refundable.  Two weeks prior to the start date of the first session, the balance becomes non-refundable.  Of course, if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason, the entire amount is refundable or can be transferred to another workshop.

I supply the clay, sculpting stands, armatures and tools for class use.  

See: Calendar or Enrollment for dates

The Bas Relief Workshop

20-hours spread out over 3 sessions.

 

All workshops are limited to 16 students who range from beginners to the experienced.

Definition: A French term from the Italian basso-relievo ("low relief"), bas relief is a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background.

Day One (8 hours)

 

We begin this class by prepping the (14" x 12") board with galvanized screws and picture wire.  This will help to anchor the clay slab onto the board so it doesn't move or slip around.  We will then cover the board with packing tape to keep it from pulling the water of out the water-based clay.  Next, we create the 3/4" slab of clay and firmly place onto the board.  Place the board on the easel, trace out your design and start adding clay.

Once we have the basic bone structure of the head, neck and shoulders, we add the facial features (eyes, nose, mouth and ears) and muscles using symmetrical lines, planes and volumes. There will be in-depth discussions on the differences in age, gender and ethnicity as well as the seven basic expressions of the human face.

 

Day Two (8 hours)

 

We will need to hollow out the thickest areas of clay before adding the hair and final details.  

 

 Tuition: $320.00 (includes $20 firing fee)

  • At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is immediately non-refundable.  Two weeks prior to the start date of the first session, the balance becomes non-refundable.  Of course, if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason, the entire amount is refundable or can be transferred to another workshop.

The Folds of Drapery Workshop

One day / 8-hours

 

All workshops are limited to 16 students who range from beginners to the experienced.

We begin this class by prepping a (24" x 24") board with a 16" X 16" slab of clay.  We will then take measurements (portrait and profile) from the display model of drapery and convert (draw) on a 1/3 scale onto our clay slab.  Once the scaled drawing is complete, we will add columns and volumes of clay to create a Diaper, Drop and Pipe fold out of water base clay.

 

 Tuition: $170.00 (includes $20 firing fee)

 

  • At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is immediately non-refundable.  Two weeks prior to the start date of the first session, the balance becomes non-refundable.  Of course, if I have to cancel the class for whatever reason, the entire amount is refundable or can be transferred to another workshop.

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