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The Portrait in Clay: Structure and Expression

Instructor: Rick Weaver
Jeff by Rick Weaver
Jeff by Rick Weaver

Through demonstrations and individual critiques, students learn the rudiments of creating a life size, ready-to-fire clay bust from life. Beginning with armature building and clay application techniques, continuing through principles of measuring, structure, anatomy, composition, expression and surface finish, this workshop gives students a comprehensive overview of the ideas central to making compelling and structurally sound portrait sculpture. Tuition includes two bags of clay. Model and firing fees are extra.

Covid Policy for Students in this Class

Our current safety protocol requires Proof-of-Vaccination (link to FAQs) to attend this class. The classroom is equipped with HEPA/UV-C air cleaners.

We follow all Covid Safety protocols on the national, state, and local levels for onsite activities and monitor Alexandria’s conditions.

In-person classes are held when Alexandria sustains thresholds of:

—the Daily New Case Rate at or below 25.0 per 100k; with

—the Covid-19 Infection Rate at or below 1.10; and

—the Positive Test Rate is at or below 10% or below

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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