Our sculpture program focuses on in-depth study of human form from observation. Students will address the figure architectonically using their firm understanding of skeletal and muscular structures. Through the process of modeling students will explore proportions, volume and scale three dimensionally.
Requires prerequisite anatomy and drawing courses
This course focuses on sculpting the human figure applying the structural methods used in classical academies. These methods include having a full understanding of two dimensional form in drawing before beginning three dimensional modeling, strong emphasis on composition and copying classical casts. Students learn to develop analytical systems of exploring linear, aerial and volumetric proportions.
This course begins with an in-depth study of the human skull progressing into understanding structural planes, defining differences between bony landmarks/muscle regions, and proportions. With these skills students will successfully address the challenges of capturing the likeness and nature of a sitter in a three dimensional portrait.