• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Sculpture

Employing the classical approach, students will develop their sculptural and observational skills working from a life model 3D scan in this ONLINE Figure Sculpting course. 

This course will guide students through the process of creating a figure sculpture, in oil based clay. Working from a virtual model, pictures and video rotations of the 3D life model scans, students will see the model from various angles and have the ability to access close-ups. Students will learn about armature building, materials and tools for sculpting.

This course will follow a step-by-step approach to figure sculpting, working along with the instructor as he demonstrates technique. Students will develop their skills while studying the human form. The 3D scan will be available for students to use throughout the course, outside of class times.

The focus will be on sculpting the body, with an emphasis on proportions, planar structure and anatomy. Head, hands & feet will be kept simple.   

This introductory level course is suitable for beginners and intermediate sculptors.

Spring 2021: 7 Weeks: Base Tuition: $305 + 3D Model Fee: $15 = Total: $320

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: Florian Jacot is a visual artist who has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 2009. As well as instructing at TSA, Jacot has been teaching figure sculpture, artistic anatomy, and figurative drawing and painting since 2004 at such schools as Max the Mutt Animation School, Artist 25 Studio, Centennial College and Sheridan College. 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.
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What you will learn

  • Step by step figure sculpture
  • Armature building
  • Proportion, planar structure and basic anatomy
  • Develop observational skills and sculpting technique working from a 3D life model scale