Two Heads Are Better Than One
June 23 - 28, 2024
Kourtney Stone · kourtneystone.com
Workshop at a glance
In this workshop, students will focus on sculpting heads and making molds, resulting in a useful tool for efficiency and freedom in the studio.
- Figure sculpting
- Solid construction
- Silicone mold making
- Press molding
- Silicone mold with a plaster jacket mold
- Press molding techniques
- Figurative sculpting techniques
- Portrait sculpting techniques
- Solid clay building techniques
Kourtney Stone is an artist residing in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Kourtney attended Maryland Institute College of Art, earning her BFA in Ceramics and MA in Teaching. She stayed in the Baltimore area, working as a high school art teacher and grade dean and showing her art. She also served as a board member of the Clay Connection. Kourtney studied at Georgia State University, completing her MFA in Studio Art with specialization in Ceramics in 2021, and afterward served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington. Kourtney has presented at Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference, NCECA, and the Figurative Association Symposium. She taught national workshops at Appalachian Center for Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Kourtney has been a resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks, Arrowmont’s Pentaculum, and Watershed. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Harrisburg Area Community College.
In this workshop, students will sculpt a solid clay head with an eye towards developing a portrait. Then students will learn basic silicone mold-making techniques to make molds of their busts. The class will finish with learning how to use their freshly made molds to press casts of their heads and use those casts as the basis for new work. Demonstrations will address considerations for figurative sculpture such as anatomy, proportion, and expression. By the end of the workshop, students will have constructed a realistic head, made a silicone mold for use in their own studio, and gained an understanding of different approaches to incorporating molds in their practice.
COURSE FEE: $775
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