Figure Modelling

Assemblages

Assemblages

Bottles, branches, bones, toys, fabrics, stones, shoes,...finds and fragments from our everyday life, become cabinets of curiosities, mythical creatures or futuristic structures.
Every material, every object is rediscovered and imaginatively interpreted.

Assemblages
Life modelling l

Life modelling I

We deal with measurement and proportion of the human body. Our own observations of the basic proportions give us security when building up clay sketches and make it easier to work in front of a life model.

Life modelling I
Life modelling II

Life modelling II

In this course we will dive into the universe of figurative design. We look at man himself and also how man has represented himself across the ages. We are also considering from a present viewpoint where the added value of a creative implementation could lie, where we could simply scan the model, the human, and print it out in 3D.

Life modelling II
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The Human Hand – artistic implementation

Aim of the course:
Even important works of art history often surprise us with their elaboration of the extremities (hands, feet) that are not equal to the overall sculpture. Therefore, this course deliberately focuses on these “neglected” body parts, starting with the hands. Since three-dimensional representations of the body gain in persuasiveness when they are depicted from internal perception and are not limited to viewing from the outside, we gradually approach their three-dimensional image through the conscious and playful experience of our own hands. Various forms of artistic expression are tried out, based on the anatomically correct image and leading to a unique artistic three-dimensional design. The aim is to experience and implement the theme “Hand" in a sensitive, anatomically correct and increasingly artistic manner. At the same time we offer inputs from anatomy, art history, various techniques and different materials. We expect that at least one individual piece of work will be created.

The Human Hand – artistic implementation
Body Language - Body Architecture

Body Language - Body Architecture

Sculpture and dance are closely related. Both awaken body awareness and are a presence in space.
A dance creates rhythm through movement and is transient. A sculpture condenses visual rhythms into a permanent spatial architecture. Postures and gestures tell stories; volumes and proportions clarify characters. When modelling a figure, we express a physicality, articulate a concept of style and formulate a world of ideas.
Observations of nature, plants, animals or human bodies are the starting point for the modelling studies.

Body Language - Body Architecture
Masks, facial expressions

Masks, facial expressions and facial architecture

Do masks conceal, hide, or reveal and show something? The game with the "second skin" has entertained and fascinated people since the beginning of humanity. Our face contains a wealth of expressions. Facial expression is a central part of our body language. While a bust picks up a physical reality, a mask illustrates a conceptual world of ideas. It can express a feeling, a mood, a character or an appearance.

Masks, facial expressions
 Modelling the head

Modelling the head

"The Portrait"

This course offers the opportunity for a close study of the head, with a number of models at your disposal. On the first day we will devote some time to the study of postures and proportions, and to the technical preparations of the armature (supporting structure). The aim is to produce a life-like portrait study.

Modelling the head
Adam and Eva, bronze 60 x 77 x 20 cm, © Gabriela Spector

Wax model for bronze casting

The technique of wax modeling is very fresh and immediate, the material is easy to work with. During the course you will get to know the many possibilities of this technique and various tricks. The topic of one's own work is chosen freely and the course tutor will give you individual creative and technical guidance.

Wax model for bronze casting
Body Shapes - Figurative Art

Body Shapes - Figurative Art

The best way to understand the human anatomy is to empathise with it.  Existing sculptures in the studio and our own observations of the body serve as illustrative material. Each participant first models a large human figure in a hollow structure and also has the opportunity to work on small sculptures. While working we focus on the anatomy and figure statics, but always keep an eye on the emotional expression of a position.  Standing, sitting or lying figures will be created that have the human body and its gravity as their subject.  The experience and skills acquired help us to organise the work more freely as the course progresses.

Body Shapes - Figurative Art
Modelling the nude

Figure modeling and plaster casting

This one-week course offers the possibility of modeling a figure from a live model and to subsequently cast it in plaster. Thus two learning themes are combined: firstly, the figurative design focussing on the anatomy and secondly the casting technique of the ‘lost form’ in plaster. This week’s course is aimed at course participants who are experienced as well as inexperienced in the field of figurative design.

Figure modeling and plaster casting

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