Sculpting

Gage offers the Sculpting classes you’re looking for. There is something for everyone: Whether you are an absolute beginner shaping clay for the first time or a seasoned veteran practicing your craft, there is always more to learn at Gage!

Fall 2019 Sculpting Programs

Weekend Workshop

December
 

Gestural Sculpting & Drawing the Figure – Mardie Rees
Saturday-Sunday| 12/14-12/15 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Capture the human figure in motion with award-winning and internationally recognized artist Mardie Rees. We will capture the gesture using line drawings and then by modeling the figure three-dimensionally. Focus is on gesture drawing and learning to sketch poses in clay by breaking down and re-building a new gesture during each class. By analyzing the figure both through drawing and gestural sculpture, students will come away with a unique approach to working from life and will be able to make more compelling works.

$265
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Winter 2020 Sculpting Programs

Morning
 

Sculpting the Human Face – Mardie Rees
Saturday | 2/8-2/29| 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Learn to sculpt the portrait and capture likeness and personality in clay. Students will learn to sculpt a full scale portrait in water clay on a fixed armature, while working from a live model. Students will begin by first massing-in the shape of the skull, and learn how to progressively incorporate facial features in relation to this structure. Instruction will include introduction to tools and techniques, proportions, structural anatomy, and learning to closely observe the nuances of the human face, demos, lectures, and individual feedback throughout the class. By the end of the course, each student will have created one portrait from a live model.

$415
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 
Evening
 

Portrait Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 1/13-3/16| 6:30-9:30 P.M.

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. Instruction topics include an introduction to tools and techniques, proportions, structural anatomy and learning to closely observe the nuances of the human face. Each student begins by first massing-in the shape of the skull, and learning to incorporate facial features in relation to this structure. Instruction includes demonstrations, brief lectures and individual feedback throughout the class. By the end of the session, create one portrait from a live model.

$520
Live Model
Beginner
Gage Capitol Hill

 

Figure Sculpting Studio – Mike Magrath
Tuesday | 1/14-3/17| 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Experience a clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling, as well as develop advanced skills that radically improve your ability to see and understand the figure. You work from the same pose for the entire quarter, with the pose also available in the independent Sculpture Reserved Studio on Thursday nights, (enroll separately) — providing you up to 60 hours to develop your work. Class price includes clay and model fees.

$520
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

 

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