"You are an amazing artist. The way you explain things is so easy to understand. Thank you! "
Welcome to the third chapter in my Sculpting Studies Video Series. In this 4 day workshop we will be focusing on body proportion and sculpting hands, feet and shoes.
The videos are shot from overhead so you can see my techniques and how the sculpting progresses . . . and I give you loads of tips and tricks to get the realism and details you want to improve your sculpting techniques.
Day 1 is all about costuming starting with Maria’s own “no-fail” generic patterns. She’ll also show you how to size and create your own patterns as well as tackling more complex patterns.
Day 2 is all about working with fur, both real and synthetic. How to source real fur and what to look for, how to cut and attach fur as well using mohair and how to weft your own for wigs and beards.
Day 3 is all about accessories. Maria covers everything from making your own baskets, books, fruits, toys, and much more. There are lots of mini courses within Day 3 which makes this a particularly great part of this Sculpting Studies chapter.
Day 4 is all about assembling and finishing your masterpiece, with the final emphasis on creating tags, labels, and certificates of authenticity.
Maria Saracino is a polymer clay figurative artist. Her work has been featured in magazines and books in Canada and the US and has been included in three museum exhibits. She has won multiple awards for her figurative sculptures and is currently the Canadian product ambassador for the Polyform Products company. Maria is also the president of the National Capital Network of Sculptors and her work includes promoting polymer clay as a fine art medium in galleries and museums.
In addition to her realistic and whimsical figurative sculptures and portrait commissions, Maria also teaches private and group workshops in her home studio and through art galleries in her area.
Her polymer clay relief murals are permanent installations at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. Her online courses are available through AforArtistic or through her website.