Artistic Anatomy for Sculptors

COURSE CODE: SC2303043

COURSE DATES: Monday – Friday, 8th – 12th April 2024

TUTOR: Laura Postle

DAYS: 5

TIMES: 10:00am - 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 18+, Intermediate/Advanced

FEE: £380

LOCATION: Art Academy London, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This course is for both sculptors and painters who have experience in sculpting and want to explore the anatomy in an accurate and structural way.

Anatomical knowledge is essential in correctly creating expressive figures in sculpture, drawing and painting. This course aims to teach artists the essential proportions of the human body as well as the main muscles masses of Artistic Anatomy. Through verbal instruction, handouts and diagrams, guidance will be given to sculpt a flayed figure or ‘Ecorché’ in wax approx 35cm tall. Half of the figure will remain a skeleton, whilst the other half will slowly be built up, sculpting muscle by muscle to represent a flayed human figure.

Please note that moulding and casting is not part of this course. Wax figures can kept but the backirons would need to be purchased from the Academy @£15 each or aluminium wire used as a replacement back iron.

Recommend booking by: March 25, 2024

Intermediate

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy. These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

Wax modelling tools, dental tools and metal sculpting tools would be great but are not essential.

Tools such as Tiranti.co.uk tools (or similar); BM6 stainless steel modelling ‘knife tool’ , SB6 stainless modelling tool, and a fine toothed rake or loop tool would be helpful. But general wooden tools will otherwise be provided.

Please note that moulding and casting is not part of this course. Wax figures can kept but the backirons would need to be purchased from the Academy @£15 each or aluminium wire used as a replacement back iron.

LAURA POSTLE

Laura Postle is a classically trained figurative sculptor who is a graduate of the Florence academy of art, Italy. Based on observation of the human figure her work pushes to explores the true character of her model whilst accentuating gesture and capturing the emotion of her subject.

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.

£380.00

Image/Laura Postle