Córdova Demo
Córdova Studios
The Full Figure

The Full Figure

Slab construction, feet to head, part by part

APRIL 13- April 16, 2020

(Dinner on the evening of the 12th)

Cost: $825 (including materials and daily breakfast and lunch)


8 students per session 

Location: Córdova Studios, Penland, NC

The class will work on developing a 27" full figure in clay through the use of slabs and simple patterns that can be used to articulate any gesture at different scales. We will focus on proportion and anatomy, sourcing anatomical references and strategies for refining and fine-tuning figurative compositions in clay. Pieces will be developed on a simple armature system.

Students are responsible for arranging travel and lodging while

Price includes:

  • The basics of anatomy and proportion, strategies for building a full figure with slabs and finishing and detailing to optimize expression through daily demonstrations and one on one support

  • Clay, armatures and printed materials

  • Insider resources regarding clays, anatomy books and references, models and specialty tools

  • Welcome dinner

  • Light breakfast

  • A great lunch and afternoon coffee or tea

  • Figurative practices lecture

  • 8am-10pm access to the studio

No included:

  • Travel and lodging

  • weekday dinners

To learn more about housing accommodations and traveling to Penland click here.