Beginning Portrait Sculpting

Elijah Evenson is a Seattle based sculptor who combines the aesthetics of a natural history museum with the vestiges of the subconscious. In the time of the Renaissance, science was perceived with mystical admiration. Using realistic forms, light, and iconic shapes Elijah creates works that focus on the concepts of science with the impact of an ancient religious statue.
6:30-9:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay. Focus on sculpting a full-scale portrait in water clay on a fixed armature while working from a live model. Topics include an introduction to tools and techniques, proportions, structural anatomy and learning to closely observe the nuances of the human face. Instruction includes demonstrations, brief lectures and individual feedback throughout the class. Each student begins by first massing-in the shape of the skull, and learning to incorporate facial features in relation to this structure. By the end of the course, create one portrait from a live model.