Descriptions of Courses

All Vaugel Sculpture Classes are offered by the week.  Students can enroll for one or more weeks.

A basic foundation in figure and portrait sculpture can best be attained in a continued 4 week course of study.
All classes are limited to 6 people maximum and are taught in English and French.

Sculpting the Portrait in Clay - THE VAUGEL SCULPTURE METHOD

The Vaugel Sculpture Method is a structured process for sculpting the Portrait in clay

Whether sculpting from a live model or from photographs, the Vaugel Sculpture Method changes the unknown into a comprehensible system of action.
The process is based on first finding and duplicating the structured geometric relationships of the boney landmarks of the skull.
From this a generic abstracted skull is created and then either a live model or photographs of a live model are used to change this generic skull into the skull of the subject.
At this point, using a system of triangulating the points of importance, the student is taught how to reference and explore the relationships necessary to complete a finished portrait using clay modeling techniques.

Schedule of Portrait Classes - 2020 
( from live model or photographs )

Spring : April 20 - 24
Summer : July 27 - 31 ; August 3-7
Fall : to be announced

Sculpting the Figure in Clay – The Vaugel Sculpture Method

The Vaugel Sculpture Method is a structured process for sculpting the Figure in clay.

Whether sculpting a Seated, Standing, Reclining or Moving Figure, the Vaugel Sculpture Method changes the unknown into a comprehensible system of action.

The process is based on the simplification of anatomy, making it accessible for students, whether beginner or advanced.

A system of proportions is used to create horizontal lines, while vertical and diagonal lines are found through the observation of corporal landmarks.

A grid is created through the triangulation of this inner structure of the figure, using the four main views of the pose. (front, 2 sides and back). The figure is then completed in the round using proven clay modeling techniques.

Schedule of Sculpting the Figure From Life 2020

Standing, Moving, Seated, or Reclining pose
Spring : April 27 - May 1
Summer July 20 - 24 ; August 10 - 14; August 17 - 21
Fall : to be announced

For those students wishing to be prepared for any of Martine’s classes beforehand: We highly recommend purchasing either of the DVD’s (or USB sticks), teaching the Vaugel Sculpture Methods, “Sculpting the Portrait in Clay", or “Sculpting the Figure in Clay”.

Private, Semi Private, or “ ONLINE SKYPE “ Clasess, information is available upon request.

  • Portrait Sculpture Class - students posing with their busts
  • Vaugel Sculpture Class Celebration
  • Figure Modeling Class - Students sculpting a lying figure
  • Portrait Class - Students at Work

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