Portrait sculpture is a wonderfully absorbing and intense experience. You will focus on translating your vision into the clay. 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.
You will have created your own carefully…
Bring an apron or an old shirt, clay washes off easily but you might wish to protect your clothes.
The classes are taught by Livia Turco a classical figurative Italian sculptor, trained in the classical Arts since the age of 14, her studies based on the human anatomy, history of arts, life drawing and Modelling. Moved in 2000 to London where she furthered her studies under the tutelage of Allan Sly at Wimbledon School of Arts, now University of the Arts London. Since graduation, she has been working for Madame Tussauds to the present time, as body and head portrait sculptor, where the knowledge of anatomy and great observation skills are required. She also tutor the Madame Tussauds junior…
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