EDUCATION

FIGURATIVE
SCULPTURE
COURSE

The course takes the student through the 3 basic stages of the traditional sculptural process focusing on the creation of a realistic figurative artwork. The course consists of 3 parts, each covering one of the stages of the sculptural process:

Part 1 – Figure Drawing – see the details of the course

Part 2 – Figurative Sculpture in Clay – see the details of the course

Part 3 – Figurative Sculpture in Stone – see the details of the course

No prior experience is needed. This unique course has been specifically designed to allow anyone attracted to figurative sculpture or figure drawing, regardless of background or experience to achieve expected results, provided they start with Part 1 – Figure Drawing.

NOTE: Any of the three parts can be purchased as a standalone course, however each part builds on the knowledge and experience of the previous one. Therefore to avoid holding up the class, the student has either completed the previous part or can demonstrate a sound knowledge of the study material.

Next Available Figurative Sculpture Course (all 3 Parts)

5 February – 28 June 2014
Location:
Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery Part 1 SOLD OUT, Part 2 and 3 – spaces left
For the day of the week and time the separate courses (Part 1, 2 and 3)
are held, please refer to those.

Dates To Be Announced
Location: Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery
For the day of the week and time the separate courses (Part 1, 2 and 3) are held, please refer to those.

Date to be announced
Location:
Mildura

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By Registering you are reserving your seat in the class by a non-refunduble payment of $200.00. The balance of $1,050.00 is payable 14 days prior to the course commencement. If the balance payment is not made the next person in the queue gets the chance to do so.

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Booking you seat means securing your place in the course. No other action is required.

Note Your payment will be processed by Paypal via the figuredrawingonline.com checkout. Upon the receipt of your payment you will receive a personal email confirming your details, the course details and the timetable. The email is not automated so please, allow time for it to happen. Should you have any questions, please email robert@figuredrawingonline.com
There are costs involved with setting up a class, therefore your full payment is refundable only when the class doesn't reach the minimum number of students and is therefore not held. In that case all the pyments including the registration fee are fully refundable within 7 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?
Anyone who is attracted to learn realistic Figurative Sculpture
. Personal interest adult learners, university students, professional development learners, active retirees, supervisors and team leaders, anyone.

Do I have to have any prior experience?
The course has been designed not to need any previous drawing or sculpting experience to achieve results, provided the students start with Part 1 – Figure Drawing. The modules build on the knowledge and experince of the previous one. To be able to do Part 2 without slowing down the class, either the student will have done Part 1 or can demostrate sound knowledge of the study material.

What do the students get out of this course?
The students will be able to:
1/ Cultivate their creative thinking
2/ Study and apply non verbal communication by observing the expression of the pose as a whole as well as the parts of the body relating to each other
3/ Simplify complex forms into simple geometric shapes in order to grasp the human form
4/ Practice the art of analysis and synthesis in order to distill the essence of a pose or gesture
5/ Gain an insight into the mechanics of the human body
6/ Compare a "pleasing" versus "non pleasing" pose, gesture or expression for the composition at hand and therefore cultivate visual aesthetics
7/ Each session students receive anatomy charts and handouts with important notes to take home
8/ Ability to conceive the human body as a three dimensional form, draw it, model it in clay and carve it in stone.

I'm finding anatomy extremely boring. Is this course for me?
The anatomy is only boring untill it looks like a block that needs to be memorized. The course delivers ways how to turn anatomy into an essential tool to work with rather than a set of information to memorize. Yes, this course is for you.

What kind of stone would we work with?
The stone would be the softer type of sandstone probably from Sydney, marble and limestone (travertine).

The three Parts of the
FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE COURSE

Part 01
FIGURE
DRAWING

Realistic Figure Drawing has been considered as the basis of any visual art for many centuries. Part 1 of the Figurative Sculpture Course helps the students to establish a solid base from which they can develop their skills in any desired direction.

The Figure Drawing part offers balanced tuition of both anatomy and life drawing within the same session. Suitable for professionals and beginners with no prior drawing experience alike. Everyone can learn to draw...

No prior experience is needed. Anyone with an average eye–hand coordination can learn to draw the human figure. This part teaches a set of rules which enable the student to make conscious decisions when drawing the human body and achieve satisfying results.

NOTE: Part 1 – Figure Drawing doesn't require any previous knowledge or experience.

Next Available Figure Drawing Part 1 of the course

To allow personal attention the maximum number of students per class is 10. To be able to offer these courses at such a low price, the minimum number of students for the course to be held is 8. If the course is not held, all the payments made are fully refundable within 7 days.

5 February – 26 March 2014

Location:
Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery – SOLD OUT
Held on Wednesdays, 6.30 – 9.30pm

Dates To Be Announced
Location: Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery
Held on Mondays, 6.30 – 9.30pm
Seats left – 10

Date to be announced
Location:
Mildura

Material Cost: The price for the course covers 3 hours of high quality tuition each session, the cost of the workshop, handouts and the cost of the model. Bring a drawing pad of at least an A3 size and any drawing tools you feel comfortable with. Easels are provided.

News from the Class
Broken Hill

Wednesday 19 March 2014
Last night we had
The Neck and The Skull. Fantasctic results. We started off with the theory.

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IMG7018webopt1 The following is a great example of fast massing in a very short pose.

IMG7015webopt1 This is great example of a correction in foreshortening.

IMG7012webopt1 A basic drawing taken a bit further. Now that the students are more confident, even a 10 minutes long pose can be enough to experiment.

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Wednesday 12 March 2014
Next up we had the
Lower Arm and the Hand. Again a very good class.

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Wednesday 5 March 2014
The class continued with the Shoulder Girdle and Upper arm. Both very important in terms of expression and rhytmic changes.

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Wednesday 26 Feb 2014
Last night we did the Lower Leg and the Foot. The foot, together with the hand is often considered to be the hardest to draw. There are however ways how to approach both with massing in mind that solves most of the problems.

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The first of the following drawings is a one minute and the second is a 10 minutes long one. Really good stuff.

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Wednesday 19 Feb 2014
This week's session was about the Upper Leg and the Knee. Both very important in terms of construction and understanding the mechanics of the body. Some of the muscles of the upper leg start on the pelvis and end with an insertion in the lower leg. We started with some anatomy.

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I want to share some of the drawings this group made on the third session of the course. You have to remember that these were all short poses, one or two minutes long.
Just observe the line work. How much can these students already compress into the lines they use. The correct massing, the expression of weight of the body, the gesture and the pose. Magnifficent.

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Wednesday 12 Feb 2014
After the last week's session during which we discussed the process of where to start, the three basic rules of figure drawing upon which the rest of the knowledge can be built, we continued with The Rib Cage and The Pelvis. The correct relationship and positioning of these two large masses contribute in a large degree to the believability of the drawing. We started off with the theory.

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Everyone did really well last night. Look at the three drawings of the same pose done by three students. That's quite amazing for the second session.

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One of the best groups I had. Can't wait to see what happens next week.

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Wednesday 5 Feb 2014
The first ever Masterclass of Figure Drawing in Broken Hill had a fantastic start. The class is full with 10 students from all kinds of professional and artistic backgrounds. In the beginning of the course it is very important to learn where to start, the three basic rules of figure drawing upon which the rest of the knowledge can be built.

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News from the Class
Mildura

(coming soon)

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By Registering you are reserving your seat in the class by a non-refunduble payment of $100.00. The balance of $350.00 is payable 14 days prior to the course commencement. If the balance payment is not made the next person in the queue gets the chance to do so.

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Booking you seat means securing your place in the course. No other action is required.

Note Your payment will be processed by Paypal via the figuredrawingonline.com checkout. Upon the receipt of your payment you will receive a personal email confirming your details, the course details and the timetable. The email is not automated so please, allow time for it to happen. Should you have any questions, please email robert@figuredrawingonline.com
There are costs involved with setting up a class, therefore your full payment is refundable only when the class doesn't reach the minimum number of students and is therefore not held. In that case all the pyments including the registration fee are fully refundable within 7 days.

 

Part 02
FIGURATIVE
SCULPTURE IN CLAY

Figurative Sculpting using clay is the transitional medium between the immediacy of drawing and the actual stone carving. The drawing part serves as a tool to imagine and design a composition. It allows the freedom to quickly change the idea if needed.

Part 2 of the Figurative Sculpture Course – Sculpting in Clay helps the students to test and prove their ideas developed in drawing. It is a transition from the 2 dimensional into the 3 dimensional world. It allows for the artwork, whether scaled down or not, to be observed as a true sculptural piece percieved from all sides and angles.

An undisputed advantage of this intermediate step in the sculptural process is a cost, time and effort saving before embarking on the carving process.

NOTE: Part 2 of the Figurative Sculpture Course requires either completion of Part 1 Figure Drawing or the knowledge of the study material. The tuition of Part 1 will be used as the starting point for the Part 2.

Next Available Sculpture in Clay Part 2 of the course

To allow personal attention the maximum number of students per class is 10. To be able to offer these courses at such a low price, the minimum number of students for the course to be held is 8. If the course is not held, all the payments made are fully refundable within 7 days.

Dates To Be Announced
Location: Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery
Held on Wednesdays, 6.30 – 9.30pm
Seats left – 10

Dates To Be Announced
Location: Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery
Held on Mondays, 6.30 – 9.30pm

Seats left – 10

Date to be announced
Location:
Mildura

 

 

Material Cost: Estimated price of the clay used by student – $35.00
The price of the course itself covers 3 hours of high quality tuition each session, the cost of the workshop, handouts and the cost of the model.

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By Registering you are reserving your seat in the class by a non-refunduble payment of $100.00. The balance of $350.00 is payable 14 days prior to the course commencement. If the balance payment is not made the next person in the queue gets the chance to do so.

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Booking you seat means securing your place in the course. No other action is required.

Note Your payment will be processed by Paypal via the figuredrawingonline.com checkout. Upon the receipt of your payment you will receive a personal email confirming your details, the course details and the timetable. The email is not automated so please, allow time for it to happen. Should you have any questions, please email robert@figuredrawingonline.com
There are costs involved with setting up a class, therefore your full payment is refundable only when the class doesn't reach the minimum number of students and is therefore not held. In that case all the pyments including the registration fee are fully refundable within 7 days.

Part 03
FIGURATIVE
SCULPTURE IN STONE

Figurative Sculpture in Stone is the culmination of the sculptural effort. The drawing in Part 1 provided the ideas and design, the clay in Part 2 gave us the final working out of the design and any figurative elements needed for the appropriate artistic expression. And now it's the time to make the artwork permamnent.

Carving stone is not cheap, fast or easy. Therefore it is imperative that the sculptor undertakes all three parts of the educational process to avoid unnecessary costs, loss of time and disappointment. Part 3 will also introduce the basics of stonemasonry as the necessary tool for successful finishing of the artwork.

This course is held on four saturdays, each delivering two sessions of 3 hours.

NOTE: Part 3 of the Figurative Sculpture Course requires either completion of both Part 1 Figure Drawing and Part 2 Figurative Sculpture in Clay or the knowledge of the study material available in those stand alone courses.

Next Available Sculpture in Stone Part 3 of the course

To allow personal attention the maximum number of students per class is 5. To be able to offer these courses at such a low price, the minimum number of students for the course to be held is 4. If the course is not held, all the payments made are fully refundable within 7 days.

Dates To Be Announced
Location: Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery
Held on Saturdays, 9.00am – 4.00pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Seats left – 5

Dates To Be Announced
Location: Broken Hill, Regional Art Gallery
Held on Saturdays, 9.00am – 4.00pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Seats left – 5

Date to be announced
Location:
Mildura

 

 

Material Cost: The material costs are the highest among the 3 parts of the course. Price of the course itself covers 6 hours of high quality tuition each of the 4 sessions, the cost of the workshop, handouts, grinder and the cost of the stone. The student will have to provide a mallet, a set of chisels (detailed description will be provided) which will cost approximately $250.00, steel toe boots, dust mask and a pair of safety glasses that can be had fairly inexpensively from a hardware store.

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By Registering you are reserving your seat in the class by a non-refunduble payment of $100.00. The balance of $350.00 is payable 14 days prior to the course commencement. If the balance payment is not made the next person in the queue gets the chance to do so.

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Booking you seat means securing your place in the course. No other action is required.

Note Your payment will be processed by Paypal via the figuredrawingonline.com checkout. Upon the receipt of your payment you will receive a personal email confirming your details, the course details and the timetable. The email is not automated so please, allow time for it to happen. Should you have any questions, please email robert@figuredrawingonline.com
There are costs involved with setting up a class, therefore your full payment is refundable only when the class doesn't reach the minimum number of students and is therefore not held. In that case all the pyments including the registration fee are fully refundable within 7 days.

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