February 3 & 4, 2024
Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
During this workshop, we delve deeply into the intricate art of sculpting animal heads using clay, exploring techniques that allow us to push the boundaries of creativity. On day one, our focus is on crafting lifelike animal heads, and what sets this workshop apart is that we kick-start your journey with custom press molds and swiftly move beyond the initial stages, to altering and manipulating your own interpretive and inventive creations.
Within just a few hours of your first day, you'll find yourself fully immersed in the dynamic and responsive world of artistic creation. Specifically, we'll cover the following key skills: 1. Utilizing Sprigs for Expressive Eyes, you’ll learn how to use sprigs, a versatile technique, to create captivating and expressive eyes for your animal sculptures. This skill allows you to bring out the character and emotions of your subjects quickly and effectively.
2. Crafting Detailed Mouths, we explore the art of cutting the lower jaw away from the head, enabling you to insert intricate features like tongues and teeth. This technique adds a level of realism and detail to your animal sculptures, making them truly exceptional. 3. Crafting the Membrane, we'll guide you through the technique of crafting tension between two points, effectively conjuring the illusion of a stretched membrane. This technique is a versatile gem in the artist's toolkit, with countless applications waiting to be explored.
By the end of this workshop, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of sculpting animal heads and be equipped with the skills to create intricate, expressive, and lifelike features, ensuring your clay creations are not only fascinating but also true works of art.
Please call for details 702-275-4147
There may be additional charges for materials and workshop supply kits.