Study of Gesture + Proportions
Did you know that the best draftsmen were often gifted sculptors? Sculpting is simply “drawing in space”! Find out how sculptors like Michelangelo and Giambologna worked by looking back at the incredible work that comes out of our Florentine methodology. Techniques of old and new combine to create the Figura curriculum. The classical lives on!
About this workshop
Sculpting an image in the correct proportions AND a convincing pose? That is the purpose of this workshop! In 8 lessons you will create a figure study in clay from a live model (1: 5 scale). The lessons are based on the “drawing in space” methodology. Every evening begins with a briefing and a demo, and ends with a retrospective. Teacher and sculptor Sanne van Tongeren guides you individually at your own level during the evening. Do you have experience with modeling and drawing, but want to deepen or professionalize that knowledge? Then this is the course you are looking for. The groups are small and the lessons are focused on developing and improving your techniques from a structural approach. The lessons take place in the studios of Figura (Amsterdam West). After the workshop you will receive your sculpture, your tools and your armature to bring home. This way you can continue developing your skills in your own environment.
Date: Mondays 19:00 – 21:30 | September: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | October: 7, 14, 28
Price: 750 euro including armature and material (Chavant Clayette oil based clay)
Location: Hendrik van Wijnstraat 10, 1065 AS Amsterdam (tram 1 and 17, metro 50 and 51)
What we are going to do
- First we will determine the model’s position and adjust the armature accordingly.
- You will then learn to set up a solid structure in clay, starting with “the box and egg”. These basic structures represent both the attitude and the proportions of the model.
- Next you will develop your figure. You receive lessons in the realistic representation of both lines and surfaces. In this way, we deal first with the observation of contours. You learn to “draw in space” and prepare yourself for the second part of the lesson series: observing light. Other concepts that will be discussed are: compression versus extension, the use of the centerline, the layering and rendering of form.
Why this workshop?
This is why you should register for this workshop:
✓ the lessons are in the evening, so that they can be combined with your work schedule
✓ you receive lessons from classically trained experts
✓ All class hours are model hours with a live model
✓ the groups are small
✓ you receive individual guidance at your level
✓ the costs include clay, tools and armature
Are you interested? Contact us!
If have questions, remarks or simply want to say hello please contact me.