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Modeling Geometric Solids with Eric Michael Wilson

Modeling Geometric Solids
Learn the Basics of Sculpting in Clay Get started by creating simple geometric forms

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  • Lesson Details
Eric Michael Wilson
Modeling & Sculpture
Still life
Oil-Based Clay
4h 30m 40s

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, a sphere, a merged sphere and box form, a cylinder, a tapered cylinder, an egg, and a doughnut.


  • 3/4″ x 18″ x 18″ Melamine Square
  • Clamp
  • Modeling Stand
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Paddle Drill Bit
  • Electric Drill
  • Hand Saw
  • Super Glue
  • 3/16″ Aluminum Wire
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • 18 Gauge Aluminum Wire
  • Roma Plastilina No. 1
  • Metal Ruler
  • Wooden Modeling Tools
  • Flexible Rubber Modeling Palette
  • Kemper Rake Tools
  • Small Palette Knife
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Large Chef’s Knife
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Pet Screen
  • Odorless Turpenoid
  • Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank


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