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WORKSHOP

CHARACTER

DESIGN

WITH CLAY

MAQUETTE AND CHARACTER DESIGN. MARCH 17 - 19, 2017

THE TEACHER

Maquette artist for Pixar, 2K, Lucas Animation, Dreamworks

Andrea Blasich has spent the last 20 years working as a sculptor in the animation industry. He graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan with a Master in Scenography. After a few years working for theaters in Milan, Italy, he started to sculpt for animation, which has always been his passion...

The courses are held in our school and the teacher will personally follow and give feedback to each student.

Thanks to Andrea Blasich international experience and amazng workflow, the students will explore in a very prectical way the world of maquette sculpting for the entertainment industry while giving life to their own characters.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Learn to see, understand, represent, create and finally control dynamic forms

  • Learn the correct way to approach traditional and digital sculpting

  • How to create, express and create your own characters or characters from other people

  • How to approach traditional methods which are used in the traditional sculpture or digital sculpture

  • A thorough understanding of forms, shapes, silhouette, proportion, harmony and stylization

WHAT TO EXPECT UPON COMPLETING THIS CLASS 

  • 1 finished sculpture from a design

  • The skills and understanding to continue to do more advanced sculpture

  • Apply what you have learned and understanding to your day by day workflow

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS?

  • From the inexperienced sculptor to experienced traditional sculptor and highly advised to CG Modelers who wants to learn the “traditional way” how to sculpt and how to be able to apply this understanding to your day by day workflow in order to help to increase their productivity

  • CG character artists and traditional sculptors looking to improve or incorporate those techniques into their workflows

  • Students, who look for personalized feedback and mentoring from a professional instructor

  • Artists, in general who are new to traditional sculpting

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Design choice – we could all use the same design or each student could come with their personal one

  • Go over the drawing created or chosen and make a plan

  • Traditional sculpting tools

DAY 2

  • Building your base and armature

  • Translation of a 2d drawing into a tridimensional sculpture

  • Importance and understanding of basic anatomy, to be translated in the graphic piece

DAY 3

  • Start blocking the clay sculpt

  • Importance of working in planes

  • Paying attention to proportions and measurement

  • Refining clay sculpt

  • Finishing clay sculpt

  • Smoothing and cleanup techniques

COST AND SCHEDULE

Cost: € 399 VAT included. For more info on discounts and promotions visit the FAQ page.

Time Schedule:

Friday 14:30-19:30

Saturday and Sunday 10:00–13:00 14:30–19:30

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Course language: English

Required tools: One easel for person, 1 wood made platform 12inches x 12 inches, 2 or 3 clay packages and one aluminium wire of different sizes 1 mm to 1/2 cm

Required knowledge: N/A

General requirements: N/A

Notes: An interpreting service will be available for a minimum of 5 requests

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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HOW TO ENROLL

Courses can be booked:

The booking is not binding and it turns into a real enrollment only after paying the enrollment fee. In case of payment through bank transfer, students have to send the TRN code via email to info@idea-academy.it

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