In this workshop, the participant will sculpt from a slab of clay of 14 x 8 x 2 inches of clay. You only need to bring your desire to turn 12 to 14 pounds of clay into a wall-mounted work of art.
Whether you wish to explore clay as a new medium or to deepen your knowledge of human anatomy, this is a great opportunity to learn to sculpt with a live model.
Professional sculptor Joël A. Prévost teaches the techniques and use of tools necessary to sculpt a wall-mounted sculpture, taking you step by step by adding, subtracting, polishing.
This workshop is perfect for people who do life drawing, figurative painting, wood sculpture or ceramic. Supplies are on the premises, firing is included in the course.
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
$175 Non-member rate (15% off for CV/A members) + $30 for materials & firing ($205 total).
More about facilitator, Joël A. Prévost
Born in Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada in 1963, Joël A. Prévost spent a few years on Vancouver Island before moving to Nova Scotia to study Community Development. He continued his education and worked in Ottawa before returning to western Canada in the mid-80s.
Joël spent the next twenty years in British Columbia where he worked as a facilitator with non-profit organizations in planning and fundraising. This experience led him to become a promoter in music, the theatre, and visual arts, as well as taking on the role of a producer for concerts, music series, and cultural events. During this time he also learned how to sculpt.
In 2006 Joël settled in Montréal where he established L’Atelier de Sculpture du Village. There he taught sculpture to students whose backgrounds encompassed related art fields such as cinema, the circus, 3D animation, and video games. He also instructed visual artists seeking to perfect their skills in rendering the human form. Joël has recently relocated from Montréal and established the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio, in British Columbia, a professional clay and plasticine sculpting studio. With 25 years of experience as a sculptor, he currently teaches sculpting using life models, to students at all levels.
His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, and China. www.joelaprevost.com