17 and 18 September | Sculpting the Human Head (age 16+)

Sculpting the human head from a live model

Dates: 17 and 18 September
Times: 10.00-17.00 (lunch 13.00-14.00)
Tutor: Charlotte Moreton

Course: £280
Biscuit firing: £35

Please note – lunch is not included in the cost of the course. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Or why not have your lunch in our amazing Mess Restaurant in Messums Wiltshire Gallery in Tisbury? The Mess restaurant is open Thursday to Monday (11 – 3pm).

The cost of this course includes material allowance of 18 kg per person and at the end of the session, you can either choose to take your sculptures home unfired, or you can opt for us to biscuit fire your work to make it permanent. Once you collect your piece biscuit fired, you can choose to paint it at home using any paint or you can return to glaze your piece in one of our glaze sessions. Please ask the tutor about how to find out about our glaze sessions.

This two-day portrait sculpture workshop takes us from making a simple armature to a hollow clay head ready for firing. Working from life (young female), we’ll look at anatomy and expression, drawing inspiration from the work of great portrait sculptors such as Frink, Rodin and several others. We begin by making a strong profile (as did Michelangelo) and construct clay bridges to the measurements of crown, brow, jaw and cheek bones before creating the surface planes and curves. We aim to create a lively portrait true to anatomy and expression.
There will be the option of having your piece biscuit fired after the workshop for a small additional fee.

Bring: apron, pencil, notebook. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

This course is intended for adults but may be attended by students aged 16+ providing that they come together with an adult who is also a member of the class