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Clay modelling head workshop


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Head workshop with Kenny Hunter

This forthcoming class run by sculptor Kenny Hunter will focus on the human head as a starting point to create an artwork. Whether you want to make a portrait or likeness of an individual or develop an artwork on its own terms, this class will support your ambition through the study, observation and measurement of the human head.
The head being the focus of human communication and emotion, is therefore an important subject in Art History and continues to have relevance today. Kenny will encourage you to build from the centre out, studying the underlying anatomy before adding character, surface detail and individuality.
If you intend to do a portrait of a known individual then please bring with you photographs from a multitude of angles including front, back, side and three quarters. It is also helpful to have images shot from below and above.
If you intend to work more intuitively with the clay there will be three dimensional visual aids available such as skulls, plaster casts etc.

Day one
10-11am Meeting with Kenny to observe and discuss the human head as a subject in Art. Sculptures of heads will be on display to support this event.
11- 1pm Understanding and making a skull
1 - 1.30pm Lunch will be provided by Edinburgh’s Café Milk.
1.30 – 4pm Fleshing out, students will consider articulation, pose, neck and shoulders whilst beginning to develop underlying structure of musculature.

Day two
10 – 11am Looking at what has been done Kenny will lead a supportive discussion on the developing ideas of the group.
11-1pm Students will work on resolving their own projects individually with the support of the tutor.
1-1.30pm Lunch will be provided by Edinburgh’s Café Milk.
1.30-3.30pm Students will work on resolving their own projects individually with the support of the tutor.
3.30 -4pm Group discussion on what has been achieved led by Kenny Hunter.

Kenny Hunter exhibits internationally and he is also a tutor in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

We have a fully equipped Tea Room where a healthy lunch will be provided by Edinburgh's 'Cafe Milk', this is included in the course fee. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know.

There is a 15% discount offered for students who wish to have their clay model moulded or cast into resin or bronze by Powderhall Bronze after the course.


Ursula Hunter at Powderhall Bronze Art Studio
18 - 19 West Harbour Road
Edinburgh City
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