Art Junction Monthly Livestream portrait sculpture (Wednesday 2-5pm)
We are taking a break while the summer schools are on, back September!
You need to subscribe to our Art Junction online school – you can find all the info on the Art Junction website or go direct to the Art Junction page on Patreon, where you actually subscribe. You will need to be on the third tier, which costs £21.60 per month (this includes VAT, £18 without VAT). I promise you’ll get your money’s worth! (Just to note that as it works on a calendar month, you will be charged again at the start of June).
5-day Portrait Head in Clay (face-to-face), 28 June – 2 July 2021, Art Junction, Billingshurst, £450 (10-4pm each day)
Have you ever wanted to capture someone’s face or expression in a sculpture? Working a portrait in clay from a live model is a really rewarding experience. This course will explore how to observe heads – how to see their differences and similarities, and in turn learn how to translate this understanding into a sculpture which captures a likeness of the sitter. During the five days a life-sized clay portrait of a live sitter will be built on an armature. This concentrated modelling will be interspersed with fun exercises – with clay and without – to help train up the eye and hands. Time for hollowing-out is not included, but a one day session can be booked at the studios, when you can learn to hollow-out your portrait. This course will be taught in a way suitable for those with experience of sculpting in clay and those new to it. Book here.
2-day Expressive Portrait Sculpture Workshop (online) 22 & 23 July 2021, Morley College, £95 (concessions available)
Are your sculpture portraits feeling staid? Do you want to learn techniques to capture more character and expression? This two-day online workshop is focused on the process of creating a series of quicker small portraits of the model to learn techniques to capture character and expressions in portrait head clay modelling. Some experience of portrait sculpting would be helpful.
Morley College will arrange clay and 2 small armatures, if needed, for you to work at home. You will be encouraged to do many studies so may only choose to keep and fire a couple. There will not be time to hollow-out your studies but the tutor will give you some pointers. Book here.
2-day Expressive Portrait Sculpture Workshop (face-to-face) 24 & 25 July 2021, Art Junction, Billingshurst, £220 (SOLD OUT – contact Art Junction for waiting list)
This two-day workshop, with a different model each day, will enable you to exploit the expressive nature of clay. You will get expression, character, emotion and movement in your sculptures. We will use exercises, with and without clay, to build our understanding of how to inject expression into our portraits. You will sculpt a series of smaller, quick portraits (sometimes with the torso) with potentially longer-poses on the afternoon of the second day, producing under-life size portraits. This 2-day course will particularly benefit those with some experience of portrait sculpture. Book here.
5-day Portrait Sculpture (face-to-face), 2-5 August 2021, Phoenix Brighton, £360 (11-5.30pm each day
Get ready to become hooked. Sculpting a portrait in clay is a very rewarding experience. This course will explore how to observe heads – how to see their differences and similarities, and in turn learn how to translate this understanding into a sculpture which captures a likeness of the sitter. On the first day we will sculpt rapidly an under-life-size head of the sitter, without measuring. During the next four days we will more systematically build a life-sized clay portrait of our sitter on an armature/bust-peg, then finally prepare it for firing. This concentrated modelling will be interspersed with fun exercises – with clay and without – to help train up the eye and hands. This course will be taught in a way suitable for those with experience of sculpting in clay and those new to it. Book here.
2-day Expressive Portrait Sculpture Masterclass with Hazel Reeves (face-to-face), 14 & 15 August, The Art Academy, London, £195
This is a 2-day workshop to help bring more expression to your portraits. Using a different model each day, you will have the chance to sculpt in clay a series of smaller heads focusing on ways of bringing the piece to life, using texture, form, tone and the pose/composition. This concentrated modelling will be interspersed with fun exercises – with clay and without. This is for advanced students. Book here.
NEW: Art Junction online art school
ART JUNCTION, THE ONLINE ART SCHOOL OFFERING LIVESTREAM COURSES IN SCULPTURE, DRAWING AND PAINTING, PLUS OTHER GREAT ART RESOURCES
I’m so excited to join the team. Art Junction is an online art resource that offers a customisable art school experience to all sculptors and artists, from beginners to advanced. All our art and sculpture resources, whether online or at the studio, are designed to give our artistic community a flexible way to develop their style and practice. Artists and sculptors can access a choice of practical livestream life drawing and portraiture sessions, informative ‘how-to’ art and sculpture videos and blogs, and one-to-one mentoring sessions with our expert tutors in all disciplines.
From me, expect livestream portrait sculpture sessions and short videos of exercises and tips, such as how to make your portraits more expressive. With much much more on 2D and 3D techniques from my colleagues – Marji Talbot, Ben Laughton-Smith, Chaz Wyman, Fleur Campbell, Michael Joseph, Mark Longworth – meet the team on our new Art Junction website: www.artjunction.uk/
Despite Covid19 I delivered three very successful face-to-face Expressive Clay Portraiture Workshops at the Sussex Sculpture Studios (Billingshurst) and The Art Academy (London), and recently a Clay Portrait Head workshop at Morley College. Keep an eye out for more face-to-face learning opportunities in the coming year, at Sussex Sculpture Studios, The Art Academy, Phoenix Brighton, Morley College. Email me to join my student newsletter, with the latest dates.
Whether you need advice on your first clay portrait head or need guidance and support as you tackle the journey towards becoming a professional sculptor, I can be there for you. It could be a one-off session or on-going support. Email me for further details.