Sculpting A Human Series | Level 1 | The Head | Sculpting The Human Head, Body, Figure In Clay

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Barney
Last Name
Joseph
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Course Summary

This course is best suited for those who wish to become sculptors either professionally or as a hobbyist. Creating a statue or a human figurine is a complex task that requires a lot of time and effort. In order to make the process less complex for students interested in pursuing sculpting, the task of creating a complete statue has been broken down into different courses. The course through different modules will teach one body part at a time.

Lives In

Bangalore
Karnataka
India

Course Duration
4 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Beginner
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Google Hangout
Individuals
US$60.00

per week per student

1 week =
2
classes
1 class =
60
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Barney
Last Name
Joseph
Number of years of relevant experience
10 Years Experience
From: India
Teacher Skill Keywords
Sculpting

Course Details

This course is concentrated on teaching the students to sculpt the most visibly prominent area in a figurine i.e. the head. In this course, through one live session a week, you will be taught to make the human head, exhibiting all the detailed characteristics such as eyes, ears, nose, hair, jawline, etc. Students undergoing this course will be able to sculpt a human head from scratch using Super Sculpey polymer clay.  For the purpose of this course, the teacher will be using Super Sculpey Polymer clay, which if unbaked, can be reused multiple times. This provides students an opportunity to practice repeatedly till they get the desired result. This course will teach students the process of observing all the features of a character head; all reference materials will be made available.  Having the proportions and placements chalked out will help students to create or sculpt the head which looks realistic i.e. placing the features at the exact place on the head without it looking too big or small. Students undergoing this course will be taught the use of different tools such as dentist and ball stylus tools that will help to sculpt or carve out details on the Super Sculpey clay mould, to give the head a realistic look.

Please note that this course will be taught through one live session every week. The teacher will take one live session to ensure that the students are correctly implementing what they have learned through these live sessions and to clarify any doubts.

About Barney Joseph: Barney Joseph, completed his engineering and then followed it up with a few other courses. Brave as he is, he chose to move out of the corporate lifestyle to pursue his passion for sculpting. A self-taught professional sculptor, Barney has come a long way in sculpting. Confident that he could share his skills with others and determined to encourage more into practicing this art form, Barney started teaching in 2010.  Currently, he is placed at ClayStation, as their sculpting instructor and also running his own studio, Sculpt Monkey.

Value Additions

Undergoing this course will help you set your foot into the world of sculpting. This course in particular, as a part of a series, will teach you to sculpt the head, working intricately on the features. It will give you the understanding on proportion and placement to guide you on placing the features at the exact place on the head without it looking too big or small, enabling your sculpture of the head, look real. By the end of this course you get back with the head of the figurine which you can further work on depending on the finish you get in the first few attempts. This course is the beginning of your journey in sculpting, as having the important head in place, you are all set to learn the sculpting of other body parts through the other courses that follow to create a complete figurine. This course provides you with an edge if you wish to further pursue your creativity through the medium of 3D sculpting or product modeling.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 1 or 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their student's progress in-depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since this course is detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about Mallet Instruments. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of Mallet Instruments, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

Learning from the friendly, Barney Joseph, is the best part of this course. Barney, a self taught sculptor, will train you in a way that is not very theoretically heavy, driving you straight at what is important. The relaxed atmosphere created by Barney for his students ensures that they clear their doubts and progress. Similarly, with Barney at the front, students can be sure they can ask anything to him and get a genuine response to add to their experience.

Prerequites

There are no prerequisites for this module. Students for this course will need to have the following items:

  • Super Sculpey Polymer Clay
  • Binding Wire
  • M-Seal
  • Dental tools (refer picture below)
  • Ball stylus tools (refer picture below - available at cake supply stores)

Basic Tools - 1

Basic Tools Set 2

Weekly Schedule

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FAQs

Question
After enrolling, when should the student start the course?
Answer
Students can start learning from this course at their convenience. The instructions are all recorded along with the model making process.
Question
What size will the sculpted piece be?
Answer
We suggest a maximum size of 3 inches. You can start out with a smaller size of 5 cm or 2 inches.
Question
Will you provide Super Sculpey?
Answer
We do not provide Super Sculpey. You can get it from Skillsupplies.com: http://www.skillsupplies.com/catalog?q=supersculpey
Question
What materials will I need for the course?
Answer
Here are some things that you will need: 1. Super Sculpey polymer clay. 2. Basic dental tools (We can provide these if needed) 3. Ball stylus tools (We can provide these if needed. These can be bought from cake supply stores or from Amazon.) 4. A surface that will not leach out the oils out of the polymer clay. A rubber top or a plastic surface. 5. Aluminum foil or 2-part epoxy glue (m-seal, r-seal, etc). This will be used to bulk up the piece. 6. Metal binding wire and cutting pliers. Optional items: 1. A pair of gloves for mixing up the 2-part epoxy glue. 2. A table lamp/reading lamp. 3. A convection oven. If you choose to bake your piece. 4. Surgical spirit. Used to clean your hands.
Question
Can the student bake Super Sculpey clay?
Answer
If Super Sculpey is not baked, then it can be reused. We do not cover baking in this course. The standard baking instructions will be on the packaging of the clay. We recommend that you reuse the clay until you are confident of your work.
Question
What is the next step for students after completing this class?
Answer
The aim of this series is to learn how to sculpt a complete human figurine. To avoid missing out on details, we have broken the instructions into levels and modules. You can take up learning another body part module or progress to the next level when they are ready.
Question
How long does it take to sculpt the human figure or statue?
Answer
A life size figure depending on the detailing can take months or years. What we are trying to achieve through this course are small models, in the size of 6 inches, which without the detailing can be achieved in 3 hours.
Question
How much time should a person practice?
Answer
Approximately an hour a week should be fine, for beginners. Practice makes one better.
Question
Will students get extra course material for this course, apart from the video demonstration?
Answer
Yes, students will get the drawings or images to refer to, at the time of enrolling.
Question
Will students be introduced to any other sculpting material, other than super sculpey clay?
Answer
For the purpose of this course we will stick to super sculpey clay. It is more user friendly and is best suited for learning, as it can be reused if not baked.
Question
Will students also learn about painting the sculpture, in this case the head?
Answer
Painting can only be done after the clay has been baked. Since we will not bake the super sculpey clay, we will not cover painting.
Question
Does this course entail or include assessments? Will they be provided certificates on completion of this course?
Answer
Students will be assessed on a weekly basis on the progress they make on the model sculpture. They will get feedback for improvements. There is no provision for certificates at the end of this course.

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