Prior traditional sculpting experience will help but is NOT required. Romain will adjust his methodology and instructions upon each student’s skill level.
Romain Van den Bogaert regularly shares with students his remarkable process to design and sculpt classic portraits as well as fantasy inspired busts, from the basic forms to the finest details. Students will receive one to one sculpting instruction using Chavant NSP Medium. They also will be encouraged to explore their own styles.
The purpose of Romain’s workshops is to teach students how to follow a structured sculpting process. Various subjects are reviewed using educational references and examples: Anatomy, facial expressions, gender variation, ageing, composition or dynamism. Students also learn how to make varied textures (wrinkles, hair, fur, horns etc. ..). Portrait projects will vary in size from 1/3 to 1/8 to life-size. Finished pieces are not the goal of the classes though students are welcome to keep any or all of the projects that they have created.
- Character design
- Traditional sculpting methods
- Facial emotion design
What you’ll learn:
- Basic and advanced traditional sculpting techniques
- Detailed facial emotion breakdown
- Anatomy, gesture and balance of the upper torso of a character
- Character design consistency
What you need:
- Chavant NSP Medium 1,5 blocks
- Sculpting Equipment
- A box for transporting your sculpture
- Sketchbook/paper and pencil
- Stands, glue, wires etc. are provided by us
About the Instructor
armature building / types of clays / types of tools / 2D design of the character / basic shapes
basic shapes / gesture / secondary forms
secondary forms / focus on head / facial emotions
tertiary forms / skin texture / hair texture
skin texture / hair texture / detailing / cleaning / smoothing
|9:30 – 12:30||Workshop|
|12:30 – 13:30||Mittagessen|
The workshop is held at the Erzherzog-Johan-Salon (John of Austria Saloon) in Graz. The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport. There’s a basement carpark (10€/day) right below the venue and the next bus stop is 300 metres away (bus line 40, direction “Gösting”; bus station: “Anton-Kleinoscheg-Strasse”). We’ve also got a bakery/cafe (“Auer”) and a supermarket right next to our venue. The cafe serves delicious coffee, snacks and breakfast, so we can definitely recommend it to those who want to meet beforehand and enjoy breakfast together.
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