In this lesson, master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson takes you on a thorough overview of essential tools and materials for sculpting in clay. You will learn about different types of tools, and the idea behind their use. You will learn about the advantages and drawbacks of different types of clays and general approaches for working […]
2h 22m 31s
In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates fundamental modeling techniques and concepts without the distraction of a complex subject. Eric will teach you practical approaches to working to clay that apply equally no matter what your subject or style. You will learn how to cut, remove, pull, average, smooth, and carve into clay […]
In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates a foundational exercise for sculptors that teaches you how to control your medium, think conceptually, develop skill at creating symmetry and how to choose the appropriate tool for the sculptural problem at hand. Eric will demonstrate how to create the following mass conceptions including a box, […]
4h 30m 40s
In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates a foundational exercise for sculptors that teaches you how to analyze a simple organic object and reproduce it in clay. This exercise reinforces skills in working with clay, using the appropriate tools for each task, but also strengthens your ability to see major simplified shapes and […]
2h 36m 24s
In this lesson master sculptor Eric Michael Wilson demonstrates a foundational exercise for sculptors that teaches you how to tackle a complex set of sculptural forms from Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture. In this traditional exercise, you have the opportunity to study and analyze forms at a large and controlled context without the pressures and compounding […]
4h 7m 36s
Is this Learning Path only appropriate for beginner sculptors?
No, while this learning path is ideal for beginners, it contains valuable information for artists of all levels.
Eric introduces a lot of materials in the first video lesson. Are they all required for this Learning Path?
No. Sculpting requires a lot of materials, but Eric will guide you through which ones are the most crucial.
One of the lessons focuses on copying a cast of David's eye. Do I need be familiar with portraiture and the features before attempting this lesson?
Not at all! Copying the cast is an exercise in observing and reproducing complex forms.
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