THE FULL FIGURE

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL, PLEASE REGISTER  TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST AS WE OFTEN GET OPENINGS.

with Cristina Córdova

JUNE 5-9, 2017

Cost: $950

8 students per session 

Location: Soto-Córdova Studios, Penland, NC

The class will work on developing a full figure in clay through the use of slabs and simple patterns that can be used to articulate any gesture at different scales. We will focus on proportion and anatomy, sourcing anatomical references and strategies for refining and fine tuning figurative compositions in clay. Pieces will be developed on a simple armature system that will also serve as a display strategy for the finished piece.

The course will include:

  • The basics of anatomy and proportion, building a full figure with slabs, finishing and detailing to optimize expression
  • Lecture around current and historical approaches to figurative sculpture to jumpstart conversations and inspire conceptual investigation.
  • Clay and armatures and course binder
  • Insider resources regarding clays, anatomy books and references, models and specialty tools
  • A great lunch and afternoon coffee or tea
  • 8am-10pm access to the studio

 

THE PRINTED FIGURE: Cristina Córdova and Jason Bige Burnett

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL, PLEASE REGISTER  TO BE PLACED ON OUR WAITING LIST AS WE OFTEN GET OPENINGS.

OCTOBER 9-13, 2017

Cost: $950

8 students per session

Location: Soto-Córdova Studios, Penland, NC

We are joining forces for a fourth time to teach this unique combination of figurative ceramic sculpture and surface development through the use of underglaze transfers and monotypes.

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The course will include:

  • The basics of anatomy and proportion, building a torso with slabs, and exploring different construction formats for pedestal or wall, finishing and detailing to optimize expression
  • An assortment of printing techniques for clay such as screen, monotype and plaster printing as well as tissue transfers and decals.
  • Lectures to show how artists utilize “printing” in clay and inspire conceptual investigation
  • Clay and all necessary materials for printing and developing surfaces including silkscreens, plaster, decals, transfers, slips, underglazes and glazes
  • Insider resources regarding clays, printing materials for clay, printing and anatomy books, models and specialty tools
  • 3 firings
  • A 4:1 teacher /student ratio (only 8 spaces available) to get deep into the techniques
  • A great lunch and afternoon coffee or tea
  • 8am-10pm access to the studio

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THE HEAD IN CLAY: Everything You Need To Make Great Faces

The summer cycle for THE HEAD IN CLAY is open!

Welcome! I am excited to share my first online course with you. This class gathers all the tidbits of accumulated insight and information regarding the head that I put to use daily in my own studio practice. The course takes you step by step to help you navigate the structure and surface of the head through detailed demos, patterns and diagrams that simplify the complicated dynamics of the human form. It is designed to meet you at any level. I am certain that this versatile slab-building approach will empower you to build fabulous, hollow ceramic heads at different scales. Let's jump in!

ONLINE COURSE

You can do this from wherever you are!

Because of the slow, gradual unfolding of a clay sculpture it is often hard to relay the full arc of a piece from beginning to end in the traditional workshop context. This course will offer an intimate vantage point to study and understand all of the steps, tools and materials that come into play to create a clay head. With the methods showcased in this course and the open floor chat sessions between demonstrations to answer questions you will be fully empowered to create clay heads of different scales in your own studio. This course includes supplemental printed material that follows the course structure and several opt-ins to customize your experience. 

Curriculum:

VIDEO MODULE 1: Before We BeginTools, Materials and Workspace Setup

VIDEO MODULE 2: Sourcing Anatomical References

VIDEO MODULE 3: Hollow Construction With Easy Patterns At Any Scale

VIDEO MODULE 4: The Skull Basics

VIDEO MODULE 5: Adding Features and Introducing Tools

VIDEO MODULE 6: Tricks and Techniques for Refining and Cleaning the Face

 

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