Intro to Portrait Sculpture


Introduction to Portrait Sculpture

The human face has captivated artists for thousands of years, with scores of individuals immortalized in our museums, institutions and homes. 

If you are a ceramics enthusiast, an artist looking to expand into a new medium, or simply wish to take your clay skills to the next level, this class will be both challenging and fun! No experience sculpting is required, but students must have some basic knowledge of clay handling.

Introduction to Portrait Sculpture

Capturing the human likeness in clay is a fascinating and rewarding art and is a wonderful introduction to modeling the human form. This class will give you a solid foundation to explore the art of portrait sculpture. Build a human head in clay, approaching form and anatomy at a comfortable pace. Students will create a portrait bust at a 3/4 life size scale in ceramic clay, working from a conbination of reference forms and a live model. Pieces may be fired when finished (kiln fees apply). The fundamentals of sculpting in water clay will be covered, with all the necessary tools and materials provided.

For: Adults and teens 17+

Class Size: limited to eight students per session.

When: Wednesdays: 6:30 – 9:00 PM Class begins on 3/14/18 

Cost: $240 for Eight 2.5 hour classes, Tools and Materials provided, kiln fees may apply

About the Instructor:
Julia Ambrose Murphy is a professional figurative sculptor based in Seymour, CT. She has an BFA in General Sculptural Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art, and specializes in portraiture and anatomy from miniature to monumental scale for business and private clients.