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Summer Schools - Hazel Reeves

Clay Portrait Sculpture - Summer Schools

Tutor: Hazel Reeves SWA FRSA

Want a challenge? Want some fun too? Join me this summer.

Expressive Portraits in Clay, Sussex Sculpture Studios, Billingshurst, West Sussex, UK

Sat 2 & Sun 3 July 2016, 10am - 4pm

Want to capture more expression and character in your portrait sculptures? Want time to experiment with different poses, textures and techniques? If yes, this two-day course is for you. Using a different model each day you will have the chance to sculpt in clay a series of smaller heads. At a later stage you can choose to hollow-out and fire these. The course is suited to those with some experience of portrait sculpture. Course maximum: 8.

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Portrait Head and Expression: Master Class, Morley College, London

12-15 July 2016, 11-5pm

Are your portraits feeling staid? Do you want to learn techniques to capture more character and expression? This four-day course starts with a series of quicker portraits of one model (first day), culminating in one longer portrait of a different model, which will be hollowed-out ready for firing on the final day. Learn and develop observation skills, clay modelling, hollowing techniques for firing and individual approach focusing on achieving expression in a portrait head in clay. All levels, including beginners. Basic materials included, but extra charge for materials used over £8 materials' fee.

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Portrait Head in Clay - summer school, Sussex Sculpture Studios, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Summer school: 18-22 July 2016, 10am - 4pm

Have you ever wanted to capture someone’s face or expression in a sculpture? Working a portrait in clay from a live model is a really rewarding experience. On the first day we will start by examining the model and exploring the structure of the head, building a small portrait in clay. This learning will then be used to start the development of a life-size portrait on an armature. We will continue to work on this with the model for three and a half days. For those less experienced, the final morning will be spent learning how to hollow-out the portrait in readiness for firing. This course will be taught in a way suitable for all levels of experience – from beginners to the advanced. Course maximum: 8.

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Portrait Sculpture with Hazel Reeves, Phoenix Arts, Brighton, East Sussex

15-19 August 2016, 11.30am - 5.30pm

Learn how to observe heads and translate this understanding into a sculpture that captures the likeness of a sitter. Over five days a life-size clay portrait of a live model will be constructed on an armature and prepared for firing. The concentrated modeling sessions will be interspersed with exercises to train the eye and hand. Suitable for those with experience of sculpting in clay as well as beginners. Course fee includes materials. Firing is not included, however, advice on how to prepare the piece for firing and where to get the piece fired (at a kiln/pottery) will be shared during the course. Course maximum: 8.

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Hazel Reeves SWA FRSA is an award-winning portrait sculptor working to commission in bronze. Her 7ft 4in bronze of Sir Nigel Gresley – the eminent railway engineer – at King’s Cross Station, captured the media’s attention in 2016. Hazel is on the Council of the Society of Women Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), exhibiting her work at London galleries, across the South of England and beyond. She is also the sculptor advising the Hove Plinth initiative. http://www.hazelreeves.com