Velasquez’s constant shadows, Rembrandt Bugatti’s dramatic compositions, Nicola Hick’s mediators between man and nature, Landseer’s thespian personalities... The dog is many things in history and art, but for most of us they are good friends and companions. 

This five day sculpture course aims to equip students with the insight and skill to sculpt this complex, if familiar, subject. With the assistance of a canine model and art historical examples students will produce concentrated drawings and sculpt in wax to learn a process that enables us to see beneath the fur coat. 

We will explore the details of the anatomy so the armature, structure and character of the fur will find expression and we will be able to portray our feelings for this emotive subject. All levels welcome.

You will need to purchase and bring all other recommended materials with you; a material list will be sent out before the start of the course. 

This course is for students 18 and over.

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