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SPRING 2023: Figure Sculpting with Sophie Gibson Wednesdays, 6:30pm

This 10 week sculpture course is open to everyone, although prior hand building experience is helpful. We will cover the full human figure from head to toe, breaking down a quite advanced, technical pose into easy-to-follow steps. In this class students will work from photographic references with the aid of anatomical diagrams. Everyone will be sculpting the same pose, although minor variations or exaggerations of gesture are welcome. Each class will begin with demonstrations, followed by independent work time during which Sophie will go around to provide one-on-one assistance and critiques. This course will focus on form and will not cover glazing. We will talk about surface options in our final class. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Open to all levels, although prior hand building experience is very helpful.
Materials Included: Feel free to bring any tools you already have or ou can buy some in our shop. If you intend to fire your work at home, you can bring your clay. If we are to fire it, you need to purchase our clay.
Requirements: We will send out a materials list before the start of class.
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.
This class fee includes 10 sessions, aprons, towels, and a shelf to store your clay and supplies.

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