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Sculpt Your Pet (Session 5) 2024

  • 370 US dollars
  • 9th Street

Service Description

Wednesdays @ 6:30-9pm, June 26 - August 7th (no class July 3rd) Get ready to jump into the fun world of sculpting! Just bring along some pictures of your pet.. the more the better and we'll show you how to turn a blob of clay into your best bud. Whether it's a loyal canine companion, a purring feline friend, or any other cherished critter, you'll receive personalized guidance to bring your pet to life in clay. No prior sculpting experience necessary – just bring your enthusiasm and affection for your pet, and let your imagination roam free as you craft a lasting tribute to your four-legged companion. Week 1: Introductions, demonstrations, and brainstorming. -Demonstration of basic sculpting techniques: pinching, coiling, and slab-building. -Students practice techniques by making small objects that can be used as test tiles. -Individual student/teacher discussions about ideas for pet sculptures and brainstorming for the project. Week 2: Final planning discussion, start sculpting. -Study the anatomy of common pets via anatomy handouts: dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. Discuss proportions, skeletal structure, and muscle mass. -Discuss basic shapes and which techniques will be best for different poses, body shapes, and body parts. -Analyze reference photos of students' pets and identify key features to focus on in their sculptures. Week 3: Detail demos and discussions, student work day. -Discuss how to sculpt in ways that include structure systems. -Detail demos - Focus on adding details such as fur texture, facial features, and expressive elements via sculpting techniques, press molds, and other methods. Week 4: Surfacing discussion and work day. -Introduction to basic glazing techniques, discuss color choices and glaze application methods. -Use test tiles to test different glazes/surfaces and get experience with glaze application. -Work day. Week 5: Final work day for sculpting. -Look at and discuss test tiles and surfacing -Work Day Week 6: Glaze Day/ Potluck -Bring some tasty treats, eat some tasty treats! -Glaze/surface your bisqued sculptures. Includes- 25lbs of clay - 6-weeks of 2.5 hours of instruction - Unlimited use of studio during open studio hours - Firing fees - Glazes ***The sculptures will have a limit of 10x10x10in


Upcoming Sessions


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Contact Details

  • Clayroom SoMa, 9th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA


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