Animal Sculpture

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of animal sculpture with the Academy of Art University's Summer Arts Intensive program. This unique course offers high school students an unparalleled opportunity to hone their sculpting skills. In this immersive two-week class, students will delve into the art of animal sculpture, working directly from live animal models. Using oil-based clay over an aluminum armature provided by the Academy, participants will learn the intricacies of setting up anatomically correct armature tailored to the specific animals they'll be sculpting. At culmination of their efforts, students will showcase their completed sculptures in a special exhibition, providing a platform to celebrate their artistic achievements with peers, family, and the wider community.

Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Blocking out forms.
  • Capturing gestural anatomy.
  • Exploring surface textures and details.
  • Learn to build functional armatures for small scale sculptures.

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet deadlines.
  • Come prepared at all times.
  • Discuss work using specific and appropriate terminology.
  • Contribute to class discussion and critique.

Course Additional Information

*Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more.

Virtual Onsite Course Start and End Dates: June 17, 2024 — June 27, 2024

Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE 65 01June 17, 2024June 27, 2024Onsite
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