SCULPTING THE FIGURE
2017 January 16 - 20, total of 5 days (Mon.- Fri.)
Instructor: Vala Ola
Scottsdale Artists' School, Arizona.
Great location in downtown Scottsdale, walking distance to galleries on Main Street.
Workshop hours 9:00 am -4:00 pm
5 days: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tuition: est. $650.00 (please contact Scottsdale
Artists' School for the price)
Model Fee: est. $50.00
Vala Ola will take you through the process of
creating a figurative sculpture that is suitable for casting in bronze. The clay figure will be one-third life size in a creative
pose. The focus will be on anatomy, curves and planes, bone structure, ribcage, contraposto, and balance. A day devoted to
the head. Special focus on: eyes, lips, hair, and tips on achieving likeness using calipers. Hands and feet will be addressed.
Fleshy forms vs. defined muscles, using shadows, points of interest, leading the eye around, texture, lost edges, and drapery
will also be discussed. Tools to use, how to create textures. Composition, communicating emotion. Finally you will learn
how to add your own personal twist to the pose. The final result and goal will be a beautiful anatomically correct
figure, compositionally strong, emotionally engages the viewer, and finally after adding your own creativity to
the pose, a work of art that expresses your own unique voice.