Birds in Sculpture

Instructor
Sandy Scott
Course Meets
12/11/2017 - 12/15/2017 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Tuition
$650 + $50 materials fee/ 5 days
Studio Support Donation
Optional
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
All levels
Medium
Sculpture Oil-based Clay
Supply List
Scott supply list 2017

The class begins with a discussion of bird anatomy, the principles of aerodynamics,  and how to achieve the illusion of movement in sculptures of birds in flight. Students will learn how to construct an armature for blocking in birds in flight. Sandy will help students determine the difference between a sculpture that is technically adequate and one that has spirit and life. All aspects of modeling in oil based clay will be explored and beginning students are welcome. Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the bird’s essence. Students will work from photography, drawings, field guides, and videotapes of birds in flight. Above all armature building, assembling reference for a specific species, aerodynamics, anatomy, and creating art is the focus. Sandy has instructed bird sculpture for over 30 years and is recognized as one of America’s leading wildlife artists. Sandy  is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society. www.sandyscott.com