Visiting Artist Workshop
Jun 06 - 08 | thu | 6:00PM - 9:00PM | fri | 9:30AM - 4:30PM | sat | 9:30PM - 4:30PM
All levels welcome
Your class fee provides clay, a model, bisque firing and studio access during the class.
Sponsored by the Teton Mudpots Sale.
Learn to sculpt the Human Head with sculptor Daniel Borup. A strong focus will be given to constructive anatomy, planes of the face, and measuring techniques, in order to create a convincing and lifelike human head. Students will be walked through the entire process, ending with finishing techniques to create a sculpture ready to be fired. Students will also work from a live model.
Thursday 6-9pm, Friday & Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
Check out Daniel's TEDx Talk, "Sculpting your creative mindset," for a sample of his teaching style.
Artist Statement: I strive to make my work come to life. I want my figures to look as if they feel emotions and could walk right off their pedestal. I have spent years studying anatomy and sculpture so I can more accurately render the human figure in all of its many gestures and expressions. This work pays off as the Art Collector connects emotionally or spiritually with my work because of the life I have given it. Strength and Movement are strong themes in my artwork. I make use of fabric, hair, and strained muscles to communicate the motion of the sculpture. I portray positive and inspiring messages, which speak to collectors in an honest way at a deep emotional level. My work fits a wide variety of tastes as I combine classical style figure sculpture with abstract elements, thus creating a contemporary yet timeless feel. Every figure starts with study. Whether it is studying a model sitting in front of me, looking at pictures of clothing and hair styles studying an anatomy book, or reading about a specific person’s life and works. Just as every person has imperfections that make them unique and beautiful I prefer to leave beautiful imperfections in my sculptures. I don’t try to hide how my sculptures are made. On the contrary I leave traces of myself, marks from my sculpting tools and my hands. By leaving these marks I am able to give some of my self to the life of the sculpture. I know a sculpture is done when it has a life of it’s own, when I can feel its presence sitting in my studio. http://www.danielborup.com/