Animalia is an area of sculpture which has been practised for thousands of years. Whether it be dynamism or a detailed study, proportion is the key consideration.
This course will provide you with a base knowledge which will become the foundation for all future practice. It will provide you with the bedrock of understanding and approach to animalia and figurative sculpture. You will execute a detailed study of the horse at one:six scale in a synthetic terracotta modelling wax built on a pre-designed armature.
The emphasis will be placed on establishing proportion and anatomy. You will achieve this through observation, sketching, photography, group discussion and one-to-one support. You will become familiar with the points of the horse and articulation.
Your tutor will be on hand throughout to guide and advise you. Whilst this course is not designed to capture the horse in motion, it will provide vital and important information which will allow you to embark on equestrian sculpture. You will acquire a solid knowledge base from getting started and the correct approach in the pursuit of further independent study and realisation. This course is suitable for all levels, however an interest in horses would be a clear advantage. Included in this course will be tips on how to present your creation as a design idea.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Please bring some sketches and photographs of horses to work from.
With wide industrial experience including television, theatre, design and manufacturing, Vincent Gray MAcert MRSS, has worked alongside some notable names in the arts, engineering, military, and entertainment, both in the UK and Scandinavia. Vincent has taught in a variety of institutions in both the UK and Scandinavia as well as providing private tuition for all abilities.