ONLINE: Sculpting the Muscles of the Head – James Sondow
August 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until August 28, 2020
The previous sculpture class “Sculpting the skull” is recommended but absolutely not required and new students will receive the same hand-casted half-skull from a mold of a real male specimen the returning students already have. The durable resin, the skull is made from, provides an ideal surface from which to lay on the plasticine for the muscles of the face and cranium. Students will do this using multiple images of ecorché heads and live demonstrations.
The plasticine used will not harden, dry, or create any dust, and so can be worked easily at the students’ convenience, both in and outside of class without the need of spraying or wrapping. During each 6-hour class the professor will give specific one-on-one ongoing verbal and visual critiques by drawing anatomical schematics on images of the students’ sculpture from various angles and comparing them to the master works provided. Students can use these personalized guides until they are ready for more feedback.
Each session will begin with an in-depth slide lecture using old-masterworks to discuss individual muscles; their origins, insertions, and most importantly, their function in facial expression.