Sculptor & Teacher - Jason Arkles
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MELBOURNE Workshop 1

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The figure in clay from life

APRIL 15-18, 2019         COURSE FEE $849 AUD                     30Hrs

In this four day, 30hr intensive course, sculptor Jason Arkles leads the class in creating 40% life-sized figures in clay, using the visual measurement techniques of the Sight Size method. Working from a live model posed in a seated position, students will learn how to build clay figures of substantial dimensions without the use of an armature, in water-based clay. Instructor Jason Arkles will work alongside students throughout the duration of the course, providing a demonstration of techniques and practices for the entirety of the course.
Throughout the course, each student will work from the life model for seven and half hours a day. Instead of molding and casting the work at the end of the course, these seated figures will be hollowed out and fired into terracotta statuettes, should the students wish. Alternatively, students can take their work home for further finishing or casting, as desired.
On the last day, various finishing techniques will be introduced, and the works will be hollowed and left to dry for firing later.

Who should attend?
Anyone working with the figure and interested in the sight size method.  Sculptors, painters, drafspersons.

What's included?
  • All materials
  • 30hrs of tuition
  • Model fees

What will you take home?
  • 40% life size clay figure

Location: Beaumaris Life Saving Club

Limited numbers: 14

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Demonstration-Modeling a sight-size portrait in clay

This 2 hour demonstration explains the nature of the sight-size method of sculpting from life, with the creation of a quick small scale portrait sketch. Instructor Jason Arkles will fully explain the principles and theory behind this visually-oriented system of modeling, which trains the eye into a highly accurate and effective measuring tool.

Date and Time: Sunday  APRIL 14, 2019      2 - 4.00 pm      

Location : The Nicholas Building
37 Swanson Street, Melbourne

FEE: $20 AUD

Given by Jason Arkles, Host of The Sculptor's Funeral Podcast


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