Portrait Sculpture

clay portrait sculpture of a young woman

‘Claudia’ – Melissa Kennedy

SJAC is thrilled to welcome back classically-trained artist and educator Melissa Kennedy! This summer, Melissa offers a special week-long portrait sculpting course. Combining demos and lots of hands-on sculpting time, students will work through observing a live model.

Melissa will help you to make the most of time-tested classical methods in sculpting the human face:
– setting up a portrait in clay
– establishing a consistent perspective
– finding ‘points of truth’
– looking for structure and likeness in a portrait
– how to look for and map out forms
– setting up symmetry in three dimensions

About the Instructor

Melissa Kennedy is a Hampton, NB native; she earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts degree from UNB and NBCCD, and is a graduate of The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. In her second year she was honoured to receive a prize for ‘best drawing in the sculpture department’ and was the recipient of an assistant teacher scholarship.

She is presently on faculty at the Academy as a principle instructor of drawing in the sculpture program, specializing in pencil, ink and charcoal media. Images shown are examples of Melissa’s work.

August 20 – 24, 2018 (Mon-Fri) • 9:30AM-4:30PM (1 hr break for lunch) • Cost: $375; all supplies included • Space is limited, maximum of 6 participants

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