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Bust Sculpting

Crafting a distinctive clay bust using the slab building technique.

  • Starts Jul 29
  • 350 Canadian dollars
  • Burlington

4 spots left


Course Description

Start Date: July 29 2024 Finish Date: Aug 26 2024 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00 pm Instructor: Shahrzad Amin Unleash your creativity by crafting a distinctive clay bust using the slab building technique, and explore the art of expression, character, and the human figure. Body language, and expression bring vitality to sculpture, and clay serves as the perfect medium for this artistic exploration. Over 5 class sessions, participants will merge ceramic construction techniques with traditional modeling to explore both naturalism and abstraction in the human figure. In this course, Shahrzad teaches you how to hand-sculpt a hollow ceramic bust using the slab building technique. You'll learn the foundations of building a three-dimensional form and delve into anatomy, gesture, and expression to animate your sculpture. Witness how slabs of clay can transform into a true masterpiece. This course includes everything you need to create your pieces. Instruction, equipment, clay, tools, glaze and firing. Who is this class for? Bust Sculpture is for adults 18 years and older. This course is for you if you have an interest in building on your previous clay experience and are wanting to increase your sculpting skills. Students are expected to have an understanding of clay construction basics like clay attachment methods, and knowledge of common issues like cracking and air bubbles in clay. How long is the workshop? 2 Hours with clean up included. What do I make? In this class you explore expression, character, and the human figure by constructing a unique clay bust using the slab building technique. Hot Tips Jewellery might get in the way. Bring an apron or an old T-shirt. Bring your inspiration [pictures, sketches, your Pinterest board, etc.] Bring a plastic bin or bucket to collect your clay for recycling. Picking Up Your Work Most pieces are fired throughout the 8 week course and can be collected during the class as they come out of the kiln, however pieces that are not dry enough to be fired by the last class can be picked up 3-4 weeks after the completion of the course.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing by email to info@beyondpottery.ca Cancellations will be subject to the following: -Cancellations within 14 days of the start date will be charged the full course fee. -Cancellations within 15-28 days of the start date will be charged 50% of the course fee. -If the participant fails to attend the course the full course fees are payable. Terms and Conditions -Courses are for Adults 18+ unless otherwise stated -All courses are non-refundable -We require at least two week advance notice to reschedule a course, regardless of the date of booking. -There are no partial refunds for missed classes.


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