2019 WORKSHOP IN PHILADELPHIA

THE 3-DAY WEEKEND FIGURE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

with STEPHEN LAYNE

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is taught by master sculptor Stephen Layne, for students who want to create technically strong figurative sculpture in clay.

“Over my years of teaching, I have found that one of the toughest stumbling blocks for students is that they don't have a plan, a logical progression, and wind up working in circles.  

This class offers a structured, sometimes step by step approach for those who want a practical order of progression from start to finish. Not only will students learn how I proceed, but they will also be able to modify that information to create their own approach.

Although the focus is on fundamentals, students will find that creating complex details is actually the same process, in principle, as creating the larger forms.  Some anatomy will be introduced, but anatomy in itself does not teach the more important objective. How to logically organize the vast amount of information involved with figure sculpture is where the rubber meets the road. This course is all about a practical, working approach.  

Students can expect a dramatic technical improvement in their work. They can also expect to work more efficiently and will leave with a clear sense of what to keep practicing.

This is an intensive course that requires a lot of concentration, note taking, and hands on practice.”

Stephen Layne

LOCATION

MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • A note/drawing pad

  • A few wood modeling tools

  • A 24” armature 

  • About 15 lbs of clay (oil based only). 

We will send out an email with suggestions for obtaining these supplies. If you do not plan to take your work with you at the end of the workshop, you may want to borrow the use of Stephen’s studio clay while taking the class.

FAQ

WATCH STEPHEN SCULPTING AT THE NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY

Steve Layne demonstrates sculpting a portrait of a live model in clay in a few hours at the NSS. (Video by Andy Lay Photography)


WATCH STEPHEN SCULPTING THE PUBLIC MONUMENT LOCATED AT THE XFINITY LIVE PHILADELPHIA

The definitive documentary on the making of Philadelphia's long awaited statue of Smokin' Joe Frazier. An exclusive behind the scenes look follows the progress and beauty of sculptor Stephen Layne's work. Layne's tribute will forever stand tall and take it's place as a reminder that Frazier's name is were it belongs...with boxing's all time greats. (Youtube: Story Road)