Dates: April 19-May 20, 2016
All Skill Levels
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Kaspar: Base 6 x 9 inches Kaspar sits 6.5 inches tall (would be around 13 inches standing)
How better to express one’s feelings of love and passion than through reading and sharing a poem? Better yet – create your very own Bohemian Poet – KASPAR – a romantic soul and a dreamer! Surround yourself with flair of Bohemia. Get in the mood and share his eternal search for love and inspiration. A poet is the one who writes poetry, the dictionary tells us. However for this particular piece I decided to sculpt a Poet Who Reads. I myself have always been a bookworm all my life.
I started reading a huge amount of books at the age of 12 or 13, including poetry, fiction, history and lots of other stuff. So I can completely relate to my character, Kaspar. And I know there are lots of you out there – book lovers. Kaspar is a lonely “blue” poet, who seeks inspiration for his writings anywhere and everywhere, but mostly in the imaginative world of other writers and their creations. Books are his best friends.
If you never had a chance to try air dry clay, like Creative Paperclay, here is your perfect chance – we will be using this wonderful modeling material to create Kaspar, from head to toe. But we will not stop there, we will be using fabrics, beads, wood, paper, etc. Sculpt, paint, dress, wig and accessorize your very own Bohemian Poet – KASPAR!
Make miniature books with a variety of materials – leather, paper and clay. We will make his wonderful silk shoes, his jacket/vest, decorated with lace and multiple golden beads as well as his trendy “old” hat. We will paint his tender features with a few very fun techniques which later you will be able to use on your own creations.
The also class includes the making of the miniature book which Kaspar is reading for inspiration. The book contains one of the poems by Lord Byron and measures less than 2 inches tall. It is made with paper, leather, threads and even beads! Prop books are made with polymer clay and also demonstrated in the class. You will receive inspiration to create your own tiny clay books.
So join me in this fun and poetic class!
WEEK 1: Sculpting the Head and the Body (part 1-6). Starting with an Armature, moving onto sculpting, drying, sanding and getting parts ready for painting.
WEEK 2: Painting the face, hands and the body. Working on the Hair (part 7-8)
WEEK 3: Costuming. Creating Shoes and Hat. (part 9-10)
WEEK 4 Plus Bonus: Making the Base and Accessories - the book Kaspar is reading and the clay “prop” books) (part 11-14) Putting it all together.