- Sculpting Animals in Oil-based Clay
September 5, 2019 - October 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn to sculpt animals with the Boston Greenway Carousel designer/sculptor Jeff Briggs. Students will experience techniques of researching and sculpting their selected mammal. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals to gather research materials to understand the anatomy and spirit of their selected mammal.
This 6 week class will be held at Mr. Briggs Studio in Newburyport. There will be a short demo at the start of each class.
Students will learn to:
*Design a clay animal sculpture & its armature to take the best advantage of the mold making process
*Make a trouble-free armature
*Use a heat lamp, microwave oven & hot water to work the non-drying clay in a healthier way
*Use light sources to improve modeling quality
Class limited to 4 students.
Thursday evenings, 6-8pm
September 5-October 10
12 hours of instruction
NAA Members, $190
About Jeffrey Briggs –
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 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. www.briggssculpture.com
Venue: Jeffrey Briggs Studio