Monday, August 11, 2008
PROJECT 3: FIGURE IN CLAY: FEMALE
A female life model will pose for class as the subject of your sculpture. The modeling sessions will be scheduled during all class periods of the three-week project.
The female figure will be in a reclining pose to limit considerations of gravity.
The size limitation on the figure is 24" across.
A videotape showing the sculpting process of contemporary Italian sculptor Bruno Luchessi will be shown to offer a demonstration of tools and methods. You are required to review the illustrated books by Luchessi (on reserve for this class in the FAA library) - modeling the figure and the terra cotta portrait.
Please find or purchase a flat board 1/2" or 5/8" in thickness to be used for a surface to build on. Thinner boards will warp. It is suggested that the board is sealed with Thompson’s Water Seal and/or covered with canvas (either will keep the board flat). A turntable or lazy susan is required. You also might find wood carving tools interesting to experiment with at this time (reference the Lucchesi video).
You can use terra sig and patinas or underglazes and stain with an overglaze.
Criterion for grading
Anatomical accuracy, proportion, and gesture will be evaluated and discussed as you work.
.Monday, October 20th
First day of female model
.Wednesday, October 29th
Last day of female model
.Wednesday, November 26th