Workshop: The Power and Beauty of the Female Figure with Richard Blake
This workshop will stress the governing principles which facilitate sculptors creating a reclining and seated female figure. Richard Blake is the Fall Sculptor in Residence at Brookgreen Gardens. He will share his insights into the figure, the female anatomy, and the spotting of color to create a dynamic sculptural composition. Students will be encouraged to see and think of the body’s landscape in terms of juxtaposed forms, weights, rhythms, and balance in capturing the character and expression of the model. He will demonstrate the punctuation of lights and darks in creating a sculpture or, to quote Rodin, “The Art of the Hole and the Lump.” The class will work from a live model. These sessions will be augmented by illustrated lectures and hands-on demonstrations.