Come learn how to sculpt a portrait from a live model with Swedish artist Astrid Gillenius. You have the option of studying one weekend or you can sign up for two weekends to have more time refining your sculpture.
In this workshop the students will learn to build up a realistic life-size head in clay. This intensive workshop will focus on the basic structure and method of sculpting a portrait from life.
Students will learn to achieve realism by studying a technique based on visual observation in the classical tradition. Regular demonstrations and individual critiques will guide the student through the different stages. Using a methodical approach, students will improve their observation of anatomy and human form, enabling them to portray the expressions and character traits of their subject, and enhance their personal style.
Class hours: 10:00 – 16:00
Instruction available in English, Swedish and Italian.
Clay and sculpting tools will be provided.
If students would like a permanent version of their sculpture we can have a plaster copy made at an additional cost.