May 20- June 1, 2019. Rome, Italy.
This course is an introduction to the basic techniques and traditions of figure sculpture through instruction in figure modeling. Emphasis will be placed upon the systematic study of proportions, basic anatomy, composition, and gesture. This course is also designed to give students a greater understanding and appreciation for the variety of sculptural practices that employ the human form through the study of masterworks in Rome. In addition to modeling the figure from life, this course will include lectures, presentations, discussions, and demonstrations. In this workshop, students will work directly from a model to create a 26” figure in plastiline over an aluminum armature. This course will entail a total of ten studio days with a live model, six hours per day, supplemented by trips to museums, churches, and historical sites. This course has a minimum enrollment of 6 participants, and a maximum enrollment of 11 participants.