The Reflexive Self
October 14, 2018 – October 20, 2018
In this workshop students learn about the expressive nature of the human form and create a personal portrait bust that reveals who they are and how they see themselves. Using life castings, drawings and photos, participants experience perceptual skill-building and learn that the sculpted bust can express who one is and interpret personality through facial expression, gesture and the position of the head and shoulders. Class presentations on historical and contemporary figure sculpture and demonstrations on life casting and mold-making are part of the class. Students will depart with a solid modelled sculpture, an understanding of armatures, life casts and plaster and rubber molds. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $525
Nan Smith is a figure sculptor/professor in the University of Florida Ceramics Program. She has been the recipient of four State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship Grants, an NEA-funded Southern Arts Federation Fellowship in Sculpture, and a University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship. Smith has been awarded funded residencies by the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and The Association of Israel’s Decorative Arts.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.