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Sculpture Techniques for Teens and Adults

Day : Saturday

Time : 12:30-3:30

Instructor : Abigail Tullis

Sculpture Techniques for Teens and Adults  teaches the very basics of classical sculpture, using low relief (basso-relievo, or bas-relief), where the sculpture projects only slightly from the background surface. Students will work within the framework of a master copy to study a specific composition with only one to three figures.

Relief sculpture is any work which projects from but which belongs to the wall, or other type of background surface, on which it is carved. Reliefs are traditionally classified according to how high the figures project from the background. The creation of relief sculpture dates back thousands of years. These sculptures communicate about the people who made them and the cultures in which they existed.

1.Students will make a study of the composition with traditional ink watercolor and ink techniques. (sample pictured to the left and also below)- 4 weeks

2. Students will then execute that same composition as a relief sculpture, in oil based clay on a wooden panel. (sample pictured to the left and also below)-5 weeks

As a guide, we will explore the ideas put for by the academic sculptor Edouard Lanteri, as outlined in his book, Modeling and Sculpting the Human Figure.

For a supply list, click here.

To see more of the instructor's Relief Sculptures, click here.

  • Step 2- Modeling in clay
  • Step 3- Finished Piece
  • Step 1- drawings

Price: $285.00

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