Figuration: Style And Voice
July 26, 2020 – August 1, 2020
In this workshop students will learn how to create content and drama in a sculpted self-portrait. The goal is to create a resonant, anatomically correct likeness that reflects style and voice. Participants begin by making plaster body casts to be used as perceptual tools, along with photographs and life drawings. Using various elements including depth, clarity and light, students will use facial expression, gesture, clothing and ornamentation to interpret personality, create mood and evoke content for their sculpture. Class discussions include sculpting style and narrative image making. Students will depart with a solid modelled sculpture, color glaze tests and life casts, plus an understanding of armatures, plaster and rubber molds. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $600
Nan Smith is a figure sculptor and installation artist who maintains her studio in Gainesville, Florida. As professor emeritus at the University of Florida, Smith has received numerous awards including the UF Doctoral Mentor Advisor Award, UF Provost Term Professorship, UF Research Foundation Professor and SEF Regional Fellowship in Sculpture. She is a four-time recipient Florida Arts Council Artist Fellowship and has served as the Juror of Lark Books 500 Figures.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.