Figure Modeling intensive Course

Upcoming course schedule:

2017 dates tba

(Monday through Friday, from 9am-12 and from 1pm-4pm, for one week.)

Fee: 550 Euros. Firing into terracotta fee is 25 euros extra (optional).

Bring: No additional materials needed - all tools and materials are provided, and the model costs are included in the course fee.

Sign up by contacting me via email, cell phone, or text. Space is limited to FOUR students, so sign up early.

This is an intensive, five-day course which runs just twice a year - during the Spring Break Holiday and just after the end of the Academic Year, according to the calendars of the major art academies in Florence. This workshop is the perfect opportunity for students in Florence and beyond to learn the sight-size approach to figure modeling. In just five days, each student develops a 40% life size seated or reclining figure from life, and prepares the work for firing if desired. in addition to instruction and critiques, Jason works alongside the class on his own figure project, proving a demonstration of techniques and processes throughout the course.

Sight-size is normally associated with portrait painters. Jason indeed learned Sight-size from the painter Charles Cecil, who commissioned Jason with the task of adapting the method for three dimensional work, back in 1997. The resulting method is now taught in studios around the world, thanks both to Jason's teaching and to his book which documents the technique, titled Sculpting from Life - A Studio Manual of the Sight-Size Method.

This workshop is offered as an intensive course twice a year. Those wishing to learn figure modeling with Jason at other times of the year may wish to inquire about private instruction.