Portrait Sculpture

Using a process-based technique you will learn to take measurements from a model and begin to construct a 3 dimensional head out of clay. Through controlled observation you will explore elements of the human anatomy to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying construction of the human form...

Taught by: Livia Turco.

Description

Using a process-based technique you will learn to take measurements from a model and begin to construct a 3 dimensional head out of clay. Through controlled observation you will explore elements of the human anatomy to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying construction of the human form. You will consider both aesthetic and systematic approaches to modelling and manipulating with clay as you strengthen your skills in accuracy and proportion.

Course Outcomes
You will have created your own carefully observed and lifelike portrait sculpture from clay. You will have developed your anatomical knowledge and gained confidence and in applying your observational skills to the processes of portrait sculpture.

Who Should Attend 
Anyone wishing to improve their observational skills, whether you are working professionally in a related field; or, looking to enhance your portfolio to pursue studies or a career within sculpture, special effects, theatre or screen?

Level
All Levels Welcome


Tutor information

Livia Turco is an Italian sculptor, classically trained from the age of 14 years old. Her schooling was centred on anatomy, making copies from the antique roman sculptures and life models. Livia has worked as a professional sculptor since 2000 working as a portrait artist for Madame Tussauds and training their junior sculptors. She also has experience in the film industry and working for other artists. Since 2015 Livia has been teaching on the Technical Arts and Special Effects course at Wimbledon College of Arts.

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Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • An apron
  • Water spray bottle
  • Sculpting tools (these will be provided if you do not own your own)
  • A hammer
  • A tape measure
  • A pencil and paper/sketchbook



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
11/12/2017 - 15/12/2017Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£715Available Merton Hall Rd - SW19 Add to Basket
09/04/2018 - 13/04/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£715Available Merton Hall Rd - SW19 Add to Basket
20/08/2018 - 24/08/2018Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:005 Days£715Available Merton Hall Rd - SW19 Add to Basket