Head Workshop with sculptor Kenny Hunter


Head Workshop with sculptor Kenny Hunter


Clay modelling weekend

Saturday 30th of November and Sunday 1st of December from 10am - 4pm

This forthcoming class run by sculptor Kenny Hunter will focus on the human head as a starting point to create an artwork. Whether you want to make a portrait or likeness of an individual or develop an artwork on its own terms, this class will support your ambition through the study, observation and measurement of the human head.

The head being the focus of human communication and emotion, is therefore an important subject in Art History and continues to have relevance today. Kenny will encourage you to build from the centre out, studying the underlying anatomy before adding character, surface detail and individuality.

If you intend to do a portrait of a known individual then please bring with you photographs from a multitude of angles including front, back, side and three quarters. It is also helpful to have images shot from below and above.

If you intend to work more intuitively with the clay there will be three dimensional visual aids available such as skulls, plaster casts etc.

Day one 

10-11am     Meeting with Kenny to observe and discuss the human head as a subject in Art. Sculptures of heads will be on display to support this event.

11- 1pm     Understanding and making a skull

1 - 1.30pm Lunch will be provided

1.30 – 4pm Fleshing out, students will consider articulation, pose, neck and shoulders whilst beginning to develop underlying structure of musculature.

Day two

10 – 11am   Looking at what has been done Kenny will lead a supportive discussion on the developing ideas of the group.

11-1pm      Students will work on resolving their own projects individually with the support of the tutor.

1-1.30pm   Lunch will be provided

1.30-3.30pm   Students will work on resolving their own projects individually with the support of the tutor.

3.30 -4pm Group discussion on what has been achieved led by Kenny Hunter.

This is a complete course and all art materials will be provided. Places are limited to 10 and the course is open to beginners and experienced sculptors.

We have a fully equipped and accessible tea room where lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday by Edinburgh's CAFE MILK http://www.cafemilk.co.uk/ Please let us know if you are Vegetarian, Vegan or have other dietary requirements as all diets can be catered for.

There will be a 15% discount on any subsequent Foundry Casting Services for course students.

Kenny Hunter exhibits his work worldwide including producing large scale monumental public sculpture.

He is also a Lecturer in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.

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