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JMW1.2 Figurative Sculpting with a model with Javier Murcia

Auckland, Auckland

Fri, 20 Aug 2021 to Sun, 22 Aug 2021

9:00am - 6:00pm


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Activity Details

Estuary Arts Centre | 214b Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland, Auckland

$540.00 for 3 sessions | 6 places remaining

Run by Estuary Arts Centre

Class Description:

In this course, we work with a sight-size technique. The model sits behind your sculpture so you can trace the contour to build your work. We do this in 360º so you can get a close representation of the model by the end of the course. This is a good method to get results. This is stepping stone to the next level that we review during the course, which is more about understanding the structure of the body and how to approach it. This requires a lot of study, observation, and practice. This way we will get a good idea of how to create good habits and philosophy of work. This course is 3 days in duration over a weekend, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch break

About the tutor:

Javier Murcia is a professional sculptor born in Spain. Trained in figurative sculpture, he studied fine arts in Spain and has international experience of 20 years working in film and art industries. He arrived in New Zealand in 2013 and after five years at Weta Workshop he decided to concentrate on his personal artistic career. His most recent work, Eidos Collection, is a step out of the conventional work he normally does. It was exhibited in Vienna and New York at the beginning of 2020. Now, Javier is focussed on his studies of the human figure in order to upgrade skills for new work.

Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced

What materials will be needed?

Not included: Bring any clay modelling tools you may have. If you don't have any - some will be available in the class.

Included in class fee: Clay (10kg), baseboards and sculpture stands will be provided


How to break the body down into different volumes, simplifying it into a basic structure and make it look more flexible.

Having a better understanding of the muscles and bones and learning the landmarks of the skeleton will help to keep our work within the proportions, achieve gesture, weight and the energy contained.

Technical approach
Understanding what you can do with the materials and how to work with them is important for your practice. There are many ways to approach sculpture such as subtracting or adding material, types of clay, plasticine, armatures you can use, etc. Learning more about this will help you achieve the results you want. Also, we speak about casting and molding materials, as this is a common subject people ask about.

The goal
Getting a closer idea of the forms and the function of the body. Learning to keep the proportions and give energy and movement to your work. Also, beyond the practice, we look at methodology as to get a broader understanding of Sculpture to upgrade your skills

Estuary Arts Centre | 214b Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland, Auckland

Activity Details

What to bring

  • clay modelling tools if you have them.
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This activity runs on these dates and times:

August 2021

  • Friday, 20 August 2021 (9:00am to 6:00pm)
  • Saturday, 21 August 2021 (9:00am to 6:00pm)
  • Sunday, 22 August 2021 (9:00am to 6:00pm)

Activity fees:

Session name


JMW1.2 Figurative Sculpting with a live model


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