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Sculpting Realistic Facial Features in Clay with Sophie Gibson



With the aid of demos, diagrams, and geometric simplifications you will learn to create realistic facial features that contain depth and variety.

If you have already taken a portrait sculpting class with me this course will help you add nuance and strength to your portraits. If you have never sculpted the human figure before, this course will break down complex forms into manageable pieces 


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: All skill levels
Requirements: Tools you need to bring or buy in our shop A variety of small wooden sculpture tools Small nylon brushes Exacto knife Clay (One half bag minimum of a good sculpture body - 630 White Stoneware recommended for beginners.)
Instructor: Sophie Gibson
Instructor Bio: Sophie Gibson is a ceramic sculptor, painter, and stop-motion animator who takes inspiration from people and natural environments. Sophie spent her undergraduate career in Providence, Rhode Island attending both the Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University as a member of the Brown | RISD Dual Degree Program and earned a a B.F.A. in Illustration and B.A. in History. since then she has been an apprentice in the studio of internationally recognized ceramic sculptor Cristina Cordova and the studio manager at CityClay. Sophie currently maintains a studio practice at Visible Records building in Charlottesville.
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The class fee includes open studio time during business and class hours. Some restrictions apply. The fee does not include the price of clay, or tools. New students may borrow tools from the studio.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.