What you will do
6 hour course
A 4 day, step by step, beginners sculpting course. sculpting a bust of a member of the Primate family. In this course we will be sculpting a chimpanzee.
On this course you will learn
- Basic Primate anatomy.
- Introduction into sculpting tools and materials.
- Blocking out a sculpture.
- Detailing and texturing.
A sculpture of a Chimpanzee or Gorilla is very important in a sculptors portfolio as it shows all the skills that an employer is looking for.
- A good eye.
- Attention to detail.
- Skin texturing.
*The English name "primates" is derived from Old French or French primat, from a noun use of Latin primat-, from primus ("prime, first rank"). The name was given by Carl Linnaeus because he thought this the "highest" order of animals. The relationships among the different groups of primates were not clearly understood until relatively recently, so the commonly used terms are somewhat confused. For example, "ape" has been used either as an alternative for "monkey" or for any tailless, relatively human-like primate.
Sir Wilfrid Le Gros Clark was one of the primatologists who developed the idea of trends in primate evolution and the methodology of arranging the living members of an order into an "ascending series" leading to humans. Commonly used names for groups of primates such as "prosimians", "monkeys", "lesser apes", and "great apes" reflect this methodology. According to our current understanding of the evolutionary history of the primates, several of these groups are paraphyletic: a paraphyletic group is one which does not include all the descendants of the group's common ancestor.
In contrast with Clark's methodology, modern classifications typically identify (or name) only those groupings that are monophyletic; that is, such a named group includes all the descendants of the group's common ancestor.
*Taken fro Wikipedia.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Stephen McClure
Stephen McClure has been working as a freelance supervising sculptor, model and prop maker in the TV and film industry and in various departments from creatures to costumes, prop making to art department since 1993. His portfolio includes work on films for directors such as Danny Boyle, Alfonso Cuarón, Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton. His filmography includes Oliver Stone’s Alexander, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Elizabeth The Goldenage, Prince of Persia, Hugo, Ex Machina, Jupiter Ascending and Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant.
Stephen has also worked on various television shows such as Sky television’s Critical, ANC’s Emerald City and numerous episodes of Doctor Who, including taking the role of lead sculptor and project supervisor on the build of the new Cybermen in 2013.
Most recently Stephen has been working in the special effects department of Game of Throwns. Stephen teaches sculpture, molding, costume prop making, character design and special make-up FX creation and application for the film and television industries.
You can see some of his work on his Facebook page @stevemcclurefx
Armature, Tools and Materials will be provided.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.