- Sculpting Animals in Oil-based Clay with Jeffrey Briggs
February 7, 2019 - March 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Learn to sculpt animals with the Boston Greenway Carousel designer/sculptor Jeff Briggs. Students will experience techniques of researching and sculpting their own selected mammal. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of using the Internet and other sources to gather research materials to understand the anatomy and spirit of the selected mammal.
Students will learn how to:
• Design a clay animal sculpture and its armature to take best advantage of the mold making process
• Make a trouble free armature
• Use medium density, non-drying, plasticine modeling clay without the use of hazardous materials as resistance mediums.
• Use a heat lamp, microwave oven and hot water to work the non-drying clay better in healthier way
• Use light sources to improve modeling quality.
There will be a short demo at the start of each class.
Class size limited to 6 students. Class to be held at Mr. Briggs studio,
Materials: Plasticine clay and armature materials for a tabletop size sculpture will be supplied for a fee of $50. For an additional fee, those students desiring to have equipment to sculpt oil-based clay more easily, can be supplied with heat lamp box with rheostat, temperature controlled hotplate and controlled light sauce lamp.
February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 & 14
Members $160 , Non-members $180
Materials Fee $50, paid to Instructor at first class
Class to be held at Jeffrey Briggs Studio, 17 Dalton Street, Newburyport
About the Artist
Jeffrey Briggs received his B.A. From Tufts and his diploma from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in 1969. Jeff and Lindley Briggs operate a sculptural design business, that has created work for many high-end companies such as Bloomingdale’s, FAO Schwartz and Disneyland. Jeff is known best as a creator of numerous custom carousels around the world. The Greenway Carousel in Boston, completed in 2013, features carousel characters such as lobsters, codfish, harbor seal and a host of other creatures from the land, sea and air.
Jeff’s personal work thematically explores his thoughts about man’s complex and paradoxical relationship with animals. His book – “Animal Allegories” – features a collection of 14 reliefs and is currently available on the Amazon website. Other works of Jeffrey’s can be viewed at: www.briggssculpture.com.