• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Sculpture

In this 6 week ONLINE course we will be focusing on sculpting hands, following a step-by-step classical approach, students will develop their sculptural and observational skills.

Students will be able to complete a minimum of two hand studies.

The instructor will go through the process of sculpting two basic hand positions: Open hand position and closed fist position. Students will learn about armature building, materials and tools for sculpting.  They will work from direct observation of their own hands along with photographs of their hand taken from specific angles crucial to determine proportions and structure for sculpting.

Each hand position will be broken down into simple stages of mass conception and anatomical form with an emphasis on proportion, planar structure, bony landmarks, muscle groups and points of origin and insertion.

This course is suitable of all levels of sculpture experience.

6 Weeks: Base Tuition: $265 (Fall 2020) - please see Materials

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Instructor Florian Jacot is a Toronto based visual artist who teaches ZBrush and Figure Sculpture at TSA (since 2009). He's also an instructor of figure sculpture, artistic anatomy, and figurative drawing and painting at Sheridan College, Centennial College and has taught at Max the Mutt Animation School and Artist 25 Studio. Jacot works traditionally in fine arts and does freelance work digitally for the film and gaming industries. His work has been exhibited on several occasions in shows and galleries. In 1999, he received an award from The Sculpture Society of Canada for two of his sculptures.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Learn to sculpt hands in a step by step approach sharpening observational skills

Materials to Bring

The following materials are required for 022 and 023 ONLINE: Figure Sculpture- Sculpting Hands

TSA will have a limited supply of the following basic 'kits' available for purchase/ pick-up one week prior to the courses starting.  Students can choose to work in oil based clay or water based clay (cone 6 white clay).  You will need to order these kits from TSA at least 2 weeks before the start of the course for pick-up the week before the course begins (Note that firing is not included in class cost.).

Kit 1 - Oil based clay - 6lbs and a masonite board (base) $55.00 OR

Kit 2  -Water based clay - 10kg bag and a wooden board (base) $30.00                                                                                              

Your own set of sculpture tools (available from most art supply retailers)

You may also choose to purchase these supplies from specialty retailers direct. Here are a few options:

Oil based clay / Water based clay / sculpture tools: Sculpture Supply Canada (Etobicoke) https://www.sculpturesupply.com/

Water based clay and sculpture tools: Tuckers Pottery (Markham)http://tuckerspotteryeshop.com/, Pottery Supply House (Oakville). https://www.psh.ca/