Campbell Sculpture Center
The portrait in relief has many advantages to the portrait in the round. Its greatest advantage is that it allows the artist to choose the most interesting or favorable point of view. Students will work through the process of transferring a photograph or a drawing onto the clay, and building up to high or low relief through the use of superpositions (overlapping forms, as in drawing). Eugene Daub will demonstrate casting the relief in plaster and will discuss the advantages of working in the negative, which sounds a lot harder than it really is and can be an invaluable tool to create fullness and detail. Most students produce two reliefs during the week. What you will learn during this 4-day workshop will set you on a path for many personal and professional portraits in the future. An additional feature will be a demonstration of Eugene Daub’s personal approach to doing a paint patina on selected samples. This technique can be done on dry plaster or on fired terra-cotta reliefs. Students may bring to class a finished plaster or fired terra-cotta relief to patinate, if they wish, since the pieces that are created in the workshop will not be dry enough for this process.
Workshop fee is $550 plus materials fees.
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