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Sat, Jun 17


Russell Ford's Outdoor Studio

Storytelling with Figurative Sculpture with Russell Ford

Two 2-1/2 hour classes! June 17 and 24 - Space is Limited!

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Storytelling with Figurative Sculpture with Russell Ford
Storytelling with Figurative Sculpture with Russell Ford

Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Russell Ford's Outdoor Studio, 610 E 19th St, Vancouver, WA 98663, USA


About the event

2-week Class 

Saturdays, June 17, and 24, 2023  from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Storytelling through Figurative Sculpture

Humans love, learn, and evolve through telling stories, and the arts are filled with many examples of this. We all have stories that want to be told and this class is designed to allow you to do that in a powerful way through figurative sculpture.

The class is two sessions that will run on consecutive Saturdays through the month of June 17 and 24. Each class will be a 2 1/2-hour session. You don’t need any prior experience as the class size is limited and you will have support and assistance each step of the way. You will only be required to come to class with an idea of what kind of story you would like to be told through sculpture and an idea of how many figures will be required to tell that story.

First session: Vitruvian Man- You will be introduced to the concept of body proportions referencing the Renaissance discoveries of Leonardo Da Vini and others. Using their studies, we will explore the interrelationship of the appendages of the human frame and develop drawings and convert them into 3-dimensional armatures. The next step is the positioning of figures and appendages of the armatures to create a tableau that will be the most powerful and effective means of expressing the story you want to bring to life. Once the decisions are finalized, we will begin the sculpting process using your choice of a variety of clay options.

The second session Is guided studio time. Sculptural development, problem-solving, idea generation, assistance, suggestions, finishing techniques, and decision-making for bringing the sculptures into their final state.

Since stories can be told in many ways, each participant will be involved in ongoing discussions and decision-making regarding limitations and considerations in using available materials. It is expected that participants will want to do work throughout the course on their own (homework) in order to achieve the best result.

Refund Policy: The workshop fee includes a 10% non-refundable cancellation fee if a cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the workshop. A 50% non-refundable fee if cancellation is made between 30 and 7 days. No refund will be made for a NO SHOW or a cancellation with less than 7 days of notice prior to the workshop.​

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