Sculpting the Portrait from Life

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Sculpting the Portrait from Life

19 February, 2018 to 02 March, 2018

$2,025.00 USD


Florence Academy of Art
7 Via Fratelli Bandiera, Firenze, Toscana 50137

Regular demonstrations and individual critiques will guide students through basic and advanced concepts of the portrait, light and form, anatomical and proportional canons to support a visual understanding, analyzing depth and understanding contour movement in space.

Particular emphasis will be placed on developing a structured thought process for deconstructing visual information and creating a methodical approach for translating anatomical information accurately in clay. In this way, students will be guided through a comprehensive investigation of the human form and equipped with the tools to intelligently compose an accurate and convincing portrait in 3 dimensions.

Hours per activity:

2 day skull = 12 hours

5 day portrait = 30 hours

3 day casting = 24 hours (daily commitment may be from 9:00 till 18:00 or longer)