The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

Classes

Écorché with James Shoop
Anatomy for Artists Class One: The Skeleton
James Shoop sculpture

Using a fixed armature and oil-based clay you will learn how to sculpt a 21-inch tall skeleton. This process will teach you the skeletal proportions, structure, and important anatomical landmarks visible under the surface of the skin. Eighteen hours of instruction with breaks for homework.

Session 1: Pose armature and apply clay over it with instruction.
Session 2: Finish blocking in and start refining all major forms.
Session 3: Continue to refine surfaces and map out the ribcage.
Session 4: Refining the ribcage and other areas.
Session 5: Refining the surface planes and landmarks of the skull.
Session 6: Refining and finishing all remaining surfaces.

$400. Limit 10 students.

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Supplies: Armature (provided), Skeleton Blueprint (provided), Modeling tools (bring your own, I will also have some to borrow), Oil-based Clay - Chavant NSP Brown (medium) two 2 lb. blocks - Buy from James Shoop or order online.

Winter/Spring Schedule

Day Starting Time Instructor Duration Price
MONDAYS February 7, 2022 4:00pm-7:00pm James Shoop 6 weeks $400
Écorché with James Shoop
Anatomy for Artists Class Two: The Muscles
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Using the skeleton from Class One you will learn the process of applying the muscles. You may choose to sculpt the muscles on the right side or both sides. We will start with the leg, then torso, next the arm, and lastly the head. We sculpt the deepest muscles and layer out. This technique will teach you not only the muscle origins and insertions but also mass, form, tendons, fat pads, and the bones showing through. This unique process of studying anatomy will benefit artists who draw, paint and sculpt the human form.

Session 1: Adding the upper leg muscles.
Session 2: Adding the lower leg muscles.
Session 3: Adding the torso muscles.
Session 4: Adding the arm muscles.
Session 5: Adding the muscles to the skull.
Session 6: Refining the head muscles and where needed.

$400. Limit 10 students.

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If you have taken the class before but need more work on your écorché, you may enroll and work with Jim to complete your piece.

Supplies: Skeleton from Class One, Oil-based clay - Chavant NSP Brown (medium) two 2lb blocks -Buy from James Shoop or order online
Books needed: Eliot Goldfinger Human Anatomy for Artists (I have 3 to borrow); Suggested - Gottfried Bammes Human Anatomy

Winter/Spring Schedule

Day Starting Time Instructor Duration Price
MONDAYS March 14, 2022 4:00pm-7:00pm James Shoop 6 weeks $400