Required Material List for Art Class:

  • Newspaper

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

 

Materials provided with class fee:

  • Wooden dowels (1/4 inch 3/8 inch diameter) - for standard poses

  • Threaded rod, nuts and washers (1/4 inch 5/16 inch diameter) - for dynamic poses

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

  • Masking tape

  • Drywall fiber tape (coarse mesh)

  • Corrugated cardboard

  • Bamboo or metal shish kabob sticks

  • Plastic bags to cover sculpture

  • Clay (cone 5/6 or higher)

 

Recommended Material list

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

  • 1/4 inch gauge gas plumbing pipes and fittings for temporary exterior armature

  • 24 Gauge galvanized wire

  • Drawing paper and drawing materials of your choice (for initial figure sketching and planning stage)

See below for examples and details (hover over pictures, click for full image)

Wooden Sculpting Tools
Wooden Sculpting Tools

Important when you start the sculpture.

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Fine Metal Sculpting Tools
Fine Metal Sculpting Tools

Important for finishing and detailing your sculpture.

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Texture Tool
Texture Tool

Important for surface inspection of your sculpture.

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Fetting Knife
Fetting Knife

Cutting and sculpting tool.

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Wire Cutter
Wire Cutter

Cuts through clay

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Scraping Tool
Scraping Tool

Important for hollowing out thick clay areas and removal of excess surface clay on sculpture.

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Dowels (1/4 and 3/8 inch diameter)
Dowels (1/4 and 3/8 inch diameter)

Basic element of internal armature structure for general poses and smaller figures - 20 inches and shorter.

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Threaded Rod (1/4 and 5/16 diameter)
Threaded Rod (1/4 and 5/16 diameter)

Basic element of internal armature structure for dynamic poses and large figures - 20 inches and higher. Bring matching washers and nuts.

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Skewers
Skewers

Used for additional armature structure and support of thinner areas.

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Metal Skewers (stainless steel)
Metal Skewers (stainless steel)

Used for additional armature structure and support of thinner areas.

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Wood Board
Wood Board

Square solid or ply wood board (3/4 inch thick, 10 to 14 inch edge length)

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Newspaper
Newspaper

For building internal paper armature.

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Cardboard
Cardboard

For additional paper armature structure strength.

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Masking Tape
Masking Tape

For building internal paper armature.

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Drywall Tape
Drywall Tape

Used in clay body for additional strengthening of sculpture.

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Drawing Materials
Drawing Materials

Charcoal or China Marker for quick sketching.

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Paper_3
Paper_3

Low cost paper for sketches and studies.

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Rags
Rags

Old cotton T-shirts or sheets work well to moisten down and wrap your figure with to keep the clay damp.

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Exterior Armature
Exterior Armature

1/4 inch gas plumbing parts, assemble nicely for a temporary exterior armature when the internal one is not enough

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24 Gauge Wire
24 Gauge Wire

used to secure the temporary exterior armature to the figure.

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