Fall Class 1

All classes need to be booked through CCSF (online, or in person). For up to date changes go to their official website

In this 7 week sculpting session we will be focusing on a dynamically posed figure in clay using an internal armature

Beginning and continuing sculptors are invited to sculpt from a live model independently or with instructional assistance. There will be one long pose for the entire duration of the class.  For those interested, we will start with a hands-on-demonstration in building an internal armature, which will not require the traditional cutting out of armature, hollowing and reassembling of parts. This armature type is well suited for dynamic poses and figures 20 inches and higher. In addition, instructional help will be offered in anatomy and in sculpting styles and approaches.

We will conclude the class by preparing the sculpture for firing it in the kiln.

The piece will then have to dry and go through bisque firing before it is ready for pickup. This process takes approximately 2 weeks.

Please bring the following to the first day of instruction:

(These are the materials needed in building a sculpture with internal armature)

Required Material List:   (* You can also purchase from instructor on first day of class)

  • Newspaper

  • Threaded rod, washers and nuts (3/4 or 5/16 diameter)  *

  • Minimum ¾ inch thick square base board (side length 10 to 14 inches)  *

  • Rags (to moisten and cover work at end of sculpting sessions)

  • Trash bag to cover work

  • First bag of clay provided by school

Recommended Material list:

  • Sculpting tools (various tools will be made available in class)

  • Bamboo or metal shish kabob sticks

  • Drawing paper and drawing materials (for initial figure sketching and planning stage


Additional Costs:

  • Model fee (pending class size ~ $56 total), payable to the instructor during the first session.

  • Additional clay can be purchased in class (regular clay $11, paper clay $13)

  • There will be a material fee of approximately $8 (depending on needed materials)

Instructor: Konrad Dunton


Class Fee: $280 ($10 discount given when enrolling in multiple classes)
Date(s): 8/27/19 - 10/8/19
Day: Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Number of meetings: 7
Fort Mason, Bldg B
Rm: 103

Building a dynamic pose in clay using an internal armature

Tuesdays, August 27 - October 8 2019