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The Art of Sculpting the Human Portrait with Jim Lee
Event ID: 190110
July 07, 2018 -
July 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
General Gomez Arts and Event Center
808 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
In the workshop, you will learn how to sculpt the human bust in water-based clay. 20-hours (3 sessions) of hands on instruction with Jim Lee. Tools, armatures and materials provide for class use.
The Art of Sculpting
Sculptor / Instructor
Artist in Residence at General Gomez
GENERAL GOMEZ ARTS & EVENTS CENTER
JCLee Studios (lower level)
See: "TESTIMONIALS" on my website at WWW.JCLEESTUDIOS.COM
At the time of sign-up, the entire tuition is required of which, fifty percent (50%) is non-refundable. Two weeks prior to the start date of the first of three sessions, 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 class.
Limited class size
20 hours (split into 3 sessions) of hands-on instruction on sculpting a portrait bust in water base clay - from armature to completion.
Session One - Saturday, July 7th - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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, 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.
Session Two - Sunday, July 8th - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - We add the neck, shoulders and hair to create gesture and movement. 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.
Session Three - Saturday, July 28th - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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.
Clay, Armature and Tools with be provided for class use.
Please call or email Jim Lee at 916-878-0993 or email@example.com
See: www.clayheadsculptures.com for more information.
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