Sculpting the Portrait in Low Relief

Instructor: Lesa Cook
Description: Taking inspiration from the portrait reliefs of Saint-Gaudens, Verrochio, and other Renaissance masters, you will sculpt a portrait in bas (low) relief using a personal photo (in profile view) as your reference. You will learn techniques for creating the illusion of depth in a shallow space, and combine drawing and sculpting to create a shallow relief that can be wall-mounted after firing. Topics explored will include proper use of tools, properties of clay, preparation for firing, and finishing details. This class is open to all levels of sculpting but best for students with some drawing experience. Tuition includes supplies and firing.
Dates: January 9-February 1
Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Number of Sessions: 8
Age: 17 and older
Cost: $275 ($250 member)

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