Ceramics: Expressive Portraits
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In this all-level course, we will work to capture an expression/presence with a portrait bust. Our goal will be to make a full sized, fairly realistic bust using photographs in the round. Students will build observational skills as well as learn how to translate two dimensions into three. With a variety of helpful visual aides, handouts, and demos, students will learn the basic anatomy of the head and neck, and will work to sculpt the features to give the bust a sense of presence. We will use a basic solid building construction method with a steel pipe armature. Students will be introduced to a variety of surface techniques to finish their pieces including textural, fired, and cold surface treatments.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
visual arts, art therapy
Credits per quarter
- Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Approximately $40 for project costs: Students will need to purchase their own clay from the studio with an estimated cost of $20 and a few tools with an estimated cost of $20.
Class Size: 20
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
Located in: Olympia