• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Sculpture

This course is an in-depth study of artistic anatomy through clay sculpting. We will be working from the life model, skeleton, anatomical models and charts. Old master drawings and sculptures will also be introduced. Students will learn how to see beyond the skin surface and start by sculpting the bone structure of the human body before getting into the muscles and fatty tissues. Each muscle group will be studied from a 3D perspective and modeled onto the skeleton looking closely at their grouping, point of origin & insertion and action. Students will end up with a 3D anatomical figure that they will be able to keep and use as valuable reference. They will gain a stronger knowledge and understanding of anatomy applicable to not only to figure sculpture but also to figure drawing and painting.


Notes: Previous experience sculpting with clay is recommended but not a must.
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What you will learn

  • Armature Building
  • Sculpt the Human form in clay from the skeleton to the muscle surface.
  • Learn realistic proportions.
  • Recognize the main bony landmarks and muscle groups on the human body.
  • Study each muscle groups with their points of origin/insertion and their action.
  • Simplify the complexity of anatomy in a practical form easy to memorize and use.

Materials to Bring

All materials provided.