Foundation Sculpture is an introduction to figurative work in clay. It covers the major techniques required in clay work, such as wedging, joining, pinching and coiling as well as the techniques of building a figurative sculpture and the utilization of mark and surface in figurative work. Students will produce a life-size hand and one small scale head. The course includes basic anatomy and form of heads and hands. Each exercise is supplemented with slide lectures of Art Historical Master’s sculptures as well as contemporary works.
R4200 (includes notes, clay, firing and refreshments but excludes lunch and sculpture tools)
Please note: A deposit of R1500 is required to reserve a place. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The remainder of the fee is due at the first lesson.
FOUNDATION SCULPTURE MATERIALS
A range of three or four sculpture tools. See the image of the tools above. A tool used for hollowing out in important. A small or medium sized one will suffice.
A sharp pointy tool or wooden kebab skewer stick
An old ballpoint pen with nib or a selection of thin sturdy twigs to use to make marks in clay
Cotton dish cloth
3 Plastic bags (to cover the clay)
2 shallow bowls or small Tupperware dishes or deep lids to make slip and for water
A masonite board covered with canvas (about 30 x 25 cm). You can buy a board from the hardware store and stretch a piece of canvas over it OR buy a prepared canvas board (usually used for painting) at the art store