This course gave me confidence in my ability to succeed in something new. Even my way of looking at things has changed.
– F. Bourquin, former participant
As a practical exercise, sculpting the head is intended to
- Understand and learn basic concepts: structure/shape/ volume/plane/light
- Design and build forms as a whole, think three dimensionally
- Expand creative potential through the acquisition of new skills.
These concepts are applicable for either carving (by substraction) or modeling (by addition) a sculpture, regardless of the materials and techniques used.
In addition to the above-mentioned objectives:
For the person who wants to have the experience of sculpture
- the pleasure of a challenge
- the satisfaction of having created a sculpture
- the development of a sense of observation and an artistic viewpoint
For the beginner
- build self-confidence
- give a solid foundation
- develop a sense of observation
- know and understand the proportions of a head
For the more experienced sculptor
- build accurate shapes and volumes consistent with a three-dimensional perspective
- better define the transitions from one volume to another
- once acquired, these skills will enrich future techniques or those already practiced
- future work will gain in strength, power and presence