Wednesday, 5 October 2011

#46 In the field: Brookgreen Gardens Bird Sculpture Workshop

Chalk talk - Bird anatomy 101

Scott will begin the workshop with a discussion about bird anatomy, aerodynamics and achieving the illusion of movement of birds in flight. She will also discuss the difference between a technically adequate piece of work and one with spirit and life. 

Computer search for bird reference
Students will work from computer reference searches, photography, drawings, taxidermy mounts and videotapes of birds in flight. Instruction includes building bird armatures. Above all, move­ment, gesture, and anatomy are the focus.

Sandy critiquing students work
She will emphasize the value of lost and found edges and how good com­position and an expressive surface convey a feeling of movement, rhythm, light and emotion. 

Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the essence of the bird. 

Group critique and demonstration

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