Sculpture Masterclass with AbdelMoein Saleh



SKU: Sculpture Category:

• Ages 18+

Spring Term 2018

Part 1 – Portrait Sculpture Masterclass (8 sessions)

Dates: February 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20

Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Price: 240 KD.

Part 2 – Plaster Mold-Making & Casting (8 sessions)

Dates: March 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18

Days: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Price: 160 KD.

This is an unequaled opportunity to study with one of the best Sculptors in the region Mr. AbdelMoein Saleh and explore the process of sculpting at a basic level in a two part Masterclass course. The Classes are structured in the traditional atelier method . There will be a live model and students of all levels work together at their own pace in a studio environment with individualized instruction and a supportive atmosphere. Classes are small, 5-7 students, so you will receive extensive feed back and hands-on instruction.

Course Description:
In Part 1: Portrait Sculpture Masterclass (8 sessions)
Students will learn the techniques and skills to correctly capture that vital true likeness of the model in their sculptures. Each student will have one of our specially designed portrait armatures to work with throughout the period of the course. You will learn how to how to handle clay, have the opportunity to become familiar with studying a live model whilst learning the method of building in 3 D, develop ing a trained eye and understanding of facial and anatomical proportions.

Students must understand that the type of clay used in this class is Water-based clay . This type of clay was originally developed for use in sculpting Disney’s animatronics models. WED (Walter E. Disney) clay is an extremely versatile water-based clay with properties similar to many of today’s most popular oil based clays. It’s smooth, slow drying, extremely pliable, and works great for sculptors seeking a “fast sculpt” medium. It is still commonly used by professionals in the entertainment industry for masks, modeling, mock-up, and large scale sculptures. Like any water based clay, WED clay needs to be kept moist, preferably with a spray bottle or a damp towel. Saran wrap is also commonly used. It is not formulated to be fired. Therefore students should NOT expect to come out with a piece to take home unless they choose to continue to create a mold and cast a copy in part 2. Students who do not wish to continue will be expected to destroy their final pieces, recycle the clay and return the armature to its original form.

In Part 2: Plaster Mold- Making & Casting (8 sessions)
The students will be able to preserve their clay sculptures, should they choose to, by making a mold and casting it. This process allows the student to keep a copy of the piece they created in clay. This class is extremely challenging and very laborious so before signing up, make sure you are ready to get messy and work hard!