Spontaneity of Clay Sculpture, Part II: Relief Sculpture (5weeks/Online)
Instructor: Jon Joseph-Russo
March 3 - April 1 (5-weeks)
Wednesdays, 2-5 pm EST
This 2-Part course explores the fluidity of clay utilizing optional subjects: the figure from a model, self-portraits, still life, and working from Master Artist images. Processes covered are 3D to relief, then 2D to relief (which will include transcribing Modern Master paintings such as Matisse, Braque) and develops interpretations of spatial compression (foreshortened perspective) which is especially useful for painting/drawing. There will be a gestural approach to the full figure and an opportunity to do head studies.
Introduction to clay tools, techniques and demonstrations will be included.
This course explores the middle perspective between 2D painting and in-the-round sculpture. Working 3-D to relief and then 2-D to relief, develops interpretations of spatial and planar relationships. Fundamentals covered include developing a compositional ground plane, and simplifying shape especially through seeing negative space and shadow. Students will work first from still life to translate 3 dimensions to relief, and then form an image of a masterwork from the Futurist, Cubist, or Dadaist period to translate a 2-dimensional image to a relief transcription.
Students continuing from Part I who have figure sculpture experience may continue working independently with optional sources, including figure references, and will receive guidance from the instructor.
Click here to view the description for Part I: 3-D Figure Sculpture.
Once registered, you will receive an email containing information on how to join Zoom 24 hours before or the morning of the start of the class or workshop.