Capturing The Human Element In Clay
June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020
In this workshop students will learn about the unconventional methods they can use to fabricate life like subjects in clay. Techniques covered include how to build realistic subjects through various surface techniques. During the first week, participants will explore the possibilities of working on an armature. Discussions include anatomy, the construction process and conceptual development. The second week will be spent refining your sculptures and delving into the post firing processes to achieve strikingly cosmetic exteriors. Students will be introduced to new approaches on how to address surface and discuss working with resins and various acrylics. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $1050
Curt LaCross is an artist interested in figurative sculpture. He earned a BFA from Central Michigan University and an MFA in Ceramics from Michigan State University. LaCross’ work began with the thrown structure and evolved into the hand-built human figure. While his work focuses on the external form, it speaks of the internal human psyche. His interest in this subject grew after researching Carl Jung and the archetypal image. He was particularly interested in the shadow archetype and its presence in human nature.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.