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Class Name: This Mask in the Mirror

Class Dates: 6-7 January 2020

Tutor: Sarah Brock

Enjoy two days of making faces and using your imagination. Learn how to sculpt a face and how to develop it creatively by adding details or adjusting features.
Would you like to make an elf, an ogre, an old man a child? Why not add horns, or wings? Try transforming the face you make into a fantastical mask!
Using inspiration from other cultures, literature, or your own wonderful imagination, learn how to solve construction issues and bring your ideas to life.
Suitable for all levels.

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Where: MM3

Class Size: 20 (max number of students)

Content

Using plastilina, SuperSculpey or water-based clay, you will build a face (or faces) using a simple armature. We will discuss the armature methods required for use with different materials and explore ways to solve the problems each process presents us with.
Other modelling materials will be discussed such as Paverpol, Pal Tiya, Darjit, wax or oil-based clay.
We will build armatures using wood and newspaper (for paper-based clay) or wire and tinfoil (for plastilina or SuperSculpey).

Objectives

● Gain practical knowledge of facial anatomy
● Solve practical problems to bring your ideas to life
● Explore other cultures and disciplines and see how they can inspire your creative practice

Outcomes

Practical hands-on skills in sculpting the head/face

Required Materials: 

● Plastilina, tin foil, 14 and 22 gauge wire, pliers (or SuperSculpey if preferred)
● Clay, newspaper, masking tape, wooden board with 20cm long x 1cm diameter dowel attached to support the head, plastic bag to cover sculpture
● Water spray bottle if using clay
● A selection of clay working tools - a cuticle stick is extremely useful
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