Jana Büttner

Dates / 25.07. - 27.07.
Time / 11 - 6 pm
Price / 690€
Students & Seniors / 50% off / 345€

Benjamin Eck Projects

Müllerstraße 46a / Glockenbachviertel

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High relief portrait workshop

This course is specifically designed for artists, who have a strong interest in lifelike portrait sculpture. This intense sculptural workshop is open to all levels. The workshop allows you to deal with the human portrait and to study it closely. It deals with the facial expressions and anatomy of the head. Composition within the relief is also included in the course.

Course of the course:
- Study the profile view of the portrait for perfect accuracy and similarity.
- Set width and bone Points (skull bone, zygomatic bone, mandibular ramus).
- Connect contours between profile and front view.
- Check accuracy and record details.
- Study the movement and rhythm of the relief.

Regular demonstrations and individual reviews take the artists through basic and advanced concepts of portrait, light and form. Also on anatomical and proportional conditions value is placed. A visual understanding of analyzing depth and understanding contour movements in space are in the foreground.
Particular attention is paid to the development of a structured thinking process for the deconstruction of visual information and the creation of a methodological approach to the accurate implementation of anatomical information placed in clay.
In this way, the students are led through a comprehensive engagement with the human form and equipped with knowledge to create an accurate and convincing portrait.

To bring along: modeling wood / knife, plastic bag or foil, spray bottle.
Provided: wood armature, easel, live model, clay.


The workshop will have a wildcard spot that is free for an artist who can not afford the class. Jana and the gallery team will review the submissions and select a promising artist. You can apply for the placeholder by emailing three of your artworks at workshops@benjamin-eck.com.