Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
In session three, Roberto Garcia helped sculpture students create armatures for their unique projects: labrador retrievers, bas reliefs, ravens, figures. Garcia also gave an extensive lecture on the mold making process.
Sculptors continue to work on their heads and the details of facial expression, lips, eyes, nose, hair. Everyone seems to have mastered creating their head at 3/4 size of the original and all the heads are now similar in dimension, which makes instructor Garcia very happy.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The second session of Beginning Sculpture was a rousing success. In spite of some trepidation about lopping off the extra clay and exposing the copper armature wires and reshaping it with a hammer, everyone is making tremendous progress. This is an awesome experience for new sculptors, learning the incredible amount of detail that goes into creating the human head in clay.
Students brought along their sketches for a second sculpture of their imagining, and Roberto provided them with instructions for making their own armature to begin the next project.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Photos (clockwise left to right): Lori and Cheryl working on their sculptures. After three hours immense progress is made. (Some sculptures actually look like the sculptor). The model. Roberto helps Dagomar. Michael and the rest of the students busy at work.
A dozen students joined sculptor Roberto Garcia at Shy Rabbit tonight for their first sculpting class in the six week session. After three hours amazing progress was made! Using a female head originally sculpted by Garcia as a model, students formed their own armature and built up the structure of a face.
Over the next five weeks they will have the opportunity to continue to refine the features and structure, adding detail and then taking it away. The most common phrases heard tonight were: "You need more mass." More clay, more muscle, more bones!
At 9:15 everyone was still working and no one wanted to go home!