August 2020- ZOOM Class, Hands and Flowers Sculpture with Sophie Gibson
In this Zoom class you will learn to sculpt lifelike hands and flowers. After some introductions, we will dive into visual study of both anatomical information and impressive hands from art history. A hand is one of the more expressive parts of the human body, and together we will explore how gesture activates form. Over the course of four, two hour-long sessions I will walk you through forming a palm, forming fingers, attaching fingers to your palm, shaping the palm, and ventilating your sculpture. We will also go over a couple different methods for sculpting flowers and attaching them to larger forms (your hand sculpture, a mug, etc.). I will teach you to create petals that give the illusion of delicacy but are structurally durable, and we will brainstorm ways that your flowers can garnish your larger hand-built pieces and add motion and texture to your work.
After registering for this class you will be sent your Zoom link.
Pre requisite: Basic clay skills helpful but not necessary
Teacher: Sophie Gibson Dates: Tuesdays, August 4 - August 25, 4 weeks
Times: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Cost: $120.00 (scroll down this page to register)
MATERIALS LIST: If you are firing at home you can use whatever clay you like. If you are firing at City Clay you can choose one of our stoneware clays in any color you prefer. The tools you will need are a small red rubber rib, a small flat paint brush, and exacto knife, and a work board. You can purchase these supplies at City Clay during the hours below:
SUPPLIES—Supplies for this class can be purchased and picked up at our shop During the following hours:
Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00-6:00
The price of the clay includes two firings for every piece you want to keep plus the use of our dipping glazes. You can purchase our commercial glazes if you prefer to paint rather than dip. To protect our kilns, It is our policy that all clay and any commercial glazes you use be from our shop.