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Life Study: 5 Day Intensive
Life Study: 5 Day Intensive with guest teacher Jenny Pollak
Monday 15 – Friday 19 July
10am – 4pm
“Although the body has always been a constant and persistent subject of human expression, the various ways in which we choose to represent the human body continues to change as surely as our understanding of the world around us evolves. As an artist I am interested in exploring the ways in which we can give voice to our experience, and my main interest as a teacher is to encourage my students to develop their own sculptural language.” Jenny Pollak
This workshop will guide both the beginner and the more experienced artist through the process involved in working with clay from the life model. As well as helping students develop their skills in modelling the figure Jenny will be encouraging her students to push their work beyond a merely faithful representation of the body. Students will be encouraged to develop a more personal language or means of expression by learning to look with intention. This exploration will be augmented by looking at the work of the great figure sculptors past and present. Drawing will also be used as a warm up exercise and to practice observational skills.
During the 5 day workshop students will have time to bring their work to a point where it is ready to be either hollowed out and fired or prepared for casting.
One bag of clay will be provided by the school plus 5 days of model fees.
Pictured above: inspiration: Matisse, ‘Reclining Nude’.