Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Center for American Sculpture
Portrait Sculpture – Beyond Likeness with Marc Mellon, FNSS, $550 plus materials fee and model’s fee (includes a ticket to Nights of a Thousand Candles)
The four-day class will be structured to advance the portrait skills of both beginners and more advanced modelers. Mellon will discuss and demonstrate lighting and photographing the model, basic armature building, and tools and varieties of surface treatment. He will discuss ways of conceiving the portrait, utilizing proportional ideas, abstraction of mass, and basic facial anatomy. He will also discuss and demonstrate training the eye, finding likeness, and expressing personality through nuance and selective emphasis. Students will be encouraged to keep a photographic record of their process. Reviewing any books on sculpting a portrait and artistic anatomy are encouraged, as are tutorials available online.
The workshop is $550 plus materials fee. For registration information, click here.