Friday, March 16, 2012
SCULPTING WITH PHILIPPE AND EGYPT
Our Model, Egypt, Pictured With My Sculpture Of Her
I’ve just returned from a sculpting session with the famous Philippe Faraut! When I heard that Philippe was to teach a class in Sarasota, Florida, I hopped on a plane and joined the group of students who eagerly tried to absorb all that they could in an effort to perfect their craft from this master.
Lunch With Some Of The Students
Philippe has an impressive background with includes working in forensics. When I asked him to tell me a bit about it, he said “It is like working with a puzzle. You are so happy when you finally put the pieces together and are able to solve something.” Philippe teaches mainly in his studio just outside Rochester, NY and in the southern part of France each summer.
Here I Am, Hard At Work On My Sculpture
Our model, Edith, was probably the best I’ve ever used for sculpting a figure in clay. She maintained different poses tirelessly without complaint and took few breaks. Two lovely women in the class decided that the perfect name for Edith was, Egypt. We continued to call her that throughout the 3 days that she modeled for us and she said it seemed to fit and she loved it.
Philippe Giving A Demonstration In Portrait Sculpting
Ringling College Of Art And Design, Founded in 1931 By Circus Magnate, John Ringling
Even though I teach a class in sculpture myself, I feel it is important to constantly try to learn new methods and to hone my skills. I added more geometry and working in planes to my expertise and plan to pass tips along to my own students this summer for my FIGURE CLASS. I have one space left in that class and 3 left in my FACES CLASS to be held in July. Hope you will decide to venture to Roanoke, Virginia and bask in scenery of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway while attending my 7 day, all –inclusive class.
You can visit Philippe’s website by clicking here.
Another View Of Unfinished Sculpture-Student, Ann, In Background