Sculpting the Figure in Motion with Brittany Ryan


Campbell Center Sculpture Studio

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Sculpting the Figure in Motion with Brittany Ryan.

Please join us for a five-day journey in sculpting the human form in motion. We will focus on how to best create a sense of believable movement and weight in your sculpture. We will talk about how to work with a model and the creation of props and supports for the pose. There will be lectures and demonstrations on anatomy, gesture, and composition. We will touch on some historical references and look at some contemporary figurative sculptors who make great use of motion in their work, both as a beautiful form and cultural content. $650 plus materials and model's fees.

Brittany Ryan was born in 1983 in San Diego, California. She received her formal education at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Graduating in 2005 with a BFA degree, majoring in Illustration and a minor in Sculpture. After working as an illustrator for two years, Brittany began work toward her MFA degree in drawing and painting at the same institution. In 2008 Brittany had the opportunity to study portrait painting at Florence Academy in Florence, Italy as part of her MFA program which graduated in the spring of 2010 with a MFA from Laguna College of Art and Design. Brittany has a strong relationship with local museums, and local, national, and international art associations. Recently Brittany was awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, a prestigious award created to support the success and development of emerging representational artists.  In the spring of 2018, Brittany completed a three-year-long monumental sculpture project consisting of four walking figures at heroic scale cast in bronze. The sculptures are placed at the historic main campus of Laguna College of Art and Design. Brittany currently lives and works in Southern California, is periodically involved in group shows as well as being an instructor and sculpture department coordinator at Laguna College of Art + Design since 2014. 

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