Beginning Portrait Sculpting
Gage Capitol Hill
Gage will provide the clay and armature materials needed for the first day of
class. However, please bring a pair of wire-cutting, needle-nose pliers the
first day of class. The usefulness of the following tools will be discussed
during the first session.
Clay Modeling Tools
Fettling Knife (Stiff, not flexible)
8″ Calipers aluminum, cheap okay!
Plumb bob w/ min 3′ string
Small Ribbon rake* (Sculpture House 404a) – can often be purchased online at
Sculpture house, or occasionally locally at Seattle Pottery Supply, or Artist
and Craftsman Supply and/or Kemper WT16
Some 100g sandpaper!
Learn to accurately represent human gesture, proportion, mass, structure, and surface form in three dimensions. This course offers sculpting students a comprehensive introduction to figure sculpture, working from the same pose for the entire class, while drawing and painting students improve their dimensional depiction of the human form in space. This is a great way for all students to improve their figural work. Class price includes clay.