Portrait Drawing Tips and Practice
Portrait Drawing Packet
Sculptures of Alonzo Clemens
Alonzo Clemons is able to work part-time at the Y, picking up trash. But a childhood accident left him with a traumatic brain injury. He can't read or write or do math.
And yet, astonishingly, he can sculpt, as naturally as the rest of us breathe.
His meticulous creations fill his Boulder, Colorado, apartment. He's made hundreds of them, all with his bare hands.
Check out more of his work here: www.alonzoclemons.com/
Clay Hand Sculpture
AUGUSTE RODIN (1840 -1917)THE CATHEDRAL1908 Stone
Create a clay sculpture of your hand in a position that expresses an emotion and feeling through gesture.
Terra Cotta Clay
Mats for the table
Construction of the ceramic hand
Attention to detail
Emotion conveyed through the gesture of the hand
Use of Materials
Create a vase that demonstrates your understanding of slab construction
Learn and practice techniques
Create a slab of clay
Add textures, and cut and alter the surface of the clay
Assemble a slab vase using learned techniques
Refine and make improvements to the construction and design of the base
Dry and fire the vase
Glaze the vase
1. Understanding of slab construction
2. Altered surface of the clay/ Ability to create textures and unique forms
3. Level of craftsmanship
Create a coil pot demonstrating your knowledge of hand-building techniques and design principles -repetition, movement and rhythm.
Sketch coil and linear designs on white paper with black marker
Learn coil building techniques
Create the bottom of the pot and then build a container using coils
Crete a coils in a variety of directions, and shapes in order to build a unique form that demonstrates the design principles
Objective: Create a pinch using your extra clay. You may include a lid as well.
This is full year foundation course that will aid in your understanding and creating a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork.