Sculpture I: Hands, Feet and Torso
Students will explore the principles and visual elements of sculpture through the elements of the human body with a focus on the hands, feet and torso. Working in plasticine or clay, we will learn about the proportions and relationships between the volumes and anatomical elements. We will work from reference images, a human skeleton, and artist casts. Students who work in plastercine will have the opportunity if they wish to follow this class up by registering for a weekend workshop to learn how to use their sculptures to create a silicone mold.
For each of the hands, feet and torso:
- Make a base
- Create the outline
- Build the element
- Measure and replicate the proportions and angles of the face
- Start with the large shapes and then move to the details
Students can work in plasticine or clay. Plasticine will not dry out, doesn't need to be fired, and can be used to make a mold. Clay tends to dry out, it will need to be fired which sometimes can lead to cracking, but it is more affordable.
- Plasticine: 20 lbs to be purchased online at Sculpture Supply Canada.
- OR clay: 1 box of either L215 of M340 from T&T Tree Pottery Supply.
- Tools: To be discussed in the first class. Please bring any you might have.
If you have any questions, please contact us and Adrian will be happy to advise.