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!

 


Strange Encounters – Storytelling with Clay Figures – Alessandro Gallo
Tuesday – Sunday| 6/15-4/5 | 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

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Join us for “Narrative in Clay”, a six-day, figurative ceramic sculpture workshop with Alessandro Gallo.
Alessandro Gallo will share his sculpting process, from hand-building a figure using solid clay construction to painting the figure realistically after firing. Throughout the immersive, six-day workshop, every participant will be encouraged to develop one small to medium-size figure (15–20” in height). With the help of demonstrations and videos, the workshop will cover all stages of Alessandro’s process including:
• Concept and narrative
• Hand-building a solid piece using a pipe armature
• Roughing in clay, identifying main shapes, planes and volumes
• Defining progressively the piece in all its parts
• Cutting the solid piece in sections
• Hollowing and reassembling
• Firing and Post-firing, glues and tools
• Painting and finishing techniques

$750
All Levels Welcome!
Gage Capitol Hill


Beginning Figure Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 4/20-5/11 | 6:00pm-9:30pm

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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.

$265
Live Model
Beginning
Gage Capitol Hill


Foundation Figure Sculpture: Subtractive Sculpture; Carving the Torso – Mike Magrath
Tuesday/Thursday | 4/21-6/11| 1:30pm-5:00pm

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Working initially in clay from a live model, you will build an initial maquette which you will then use as a guide to carve a torso at either ½ or 1/3 scale. You will learn the requisite skills of pattern transfer, blocking out, reductive carving and finishing with hand tools, basing and mounting, emerging with a unique work of art of your own design in either wood stone, plaster or foam. Experience in figure modeling or carving recommended, however students with experience in observational figure drawing will likely find they have many of the requisite skills. Price includes materials.

$775
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Figure Sculpting Studio – Mike Magrath
Tuesday | 4/21-6/9| 6:00pm-9:30pm

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Experience a clear and intuitive method for mastering the fundamentals of three-dimensional modeling, as well as developing advanced skills that radically improve your ability to see and understand the figure. Students will work from the same pose for the entire quarter. Class price includes clay.

$520
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Anatomy: Lecture Series – Mike Magrath
Thursday | Start Date TBD | 7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

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Explore a clear and intuitive method for seeing form and understanding the structure of the human body as a foundation of artistic expression, allowing for more accurate drawing and composition. Discussions include anatomical detail as to the working of bones and musculature as well as overall shapes and general principles of construction and action as exhibited on the model.

Pay-What-You-Can Pricing
All Levels
Gage Capitol Hill


Gestural Sculpting and Drawing the Figure – Mardie Rees
Saturday-Sunday | 5/2-5/3| 9:30am-4:30pm

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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


Beginning Portrait Sculpting – Elijah Evenson
Monday | 5/18-6/8| 6:00pm-9:30pm

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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.
NO CLASS 5/25

$215
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

Open Sculpting Studio
Wednesday & Thursday Nights

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Gage Offers Open Sculpting Studios on Wednesday and Thursday nights every quarter. With no instructor, these programs provide a chance to practice your skills with peers in a safe space!

Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill


Questions?

Ask Countess!

countess@gageacademy.org