Sculpting from the Model:  Introduction to Figurative Ceramics

Instructor: Brynda Glazier
12 Sessions / Saturdays, September 14–December 7, no class on October 19
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Location:  Studio 106
Number: SC1003
Tuition: $530 (includes a $50 lab fee)
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This course will focus on seeing and creating the human figure in new ways through the lens of a live model. The purpose of this class is to give students the opportunity to work from a living, breathing human being. When one thinks of how the body appears, it seems simple, but when introduced to a live model, the individual physiology of each unique human being can be a wonderful surprise. What we imagine to be true becomes renewed by the exploration of what truly exists. The scale and style of the work created in class is entirely open to each student’s individual perception. Instruction will focus on assisting in all areas of the work, enabling each student to gain first-hand knowledge of the figure and the ceramic process. Handouts and demonstrations will be given periodically to aid in the development and success of each student’s work. No prerequisite.

Brynda Glazier is a visual artist and writer born in James Creek, Pennsylvania. She currently lives and works in San Francisco, where she received her MFA and the Dennis Patrick Gallagher Award for Excellence in Ceramic Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010.  Following graduation, Glazier was invited to present her work in Cream from the Top: The Best of Bay Area’s Emerging Artists and The San Francisco Art Fair; to be a guest lecturer at Scanners, an artist run pop-up bookstore curated by Matt Borruso and Nick Hoff; and to speak at the Living Room Event, hosted by Margaret Tedesco, as an introduction to The Steins Collect at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Most recently, Glazier performed in Darrell Alvarez and Kevin Killian’s film/live performance project Visitor Owl for SFMOMA’s exhibition and performance series Stage Presence. Her artwork has been reviewed in The Examiner, San Francisco Art Beat, SF Gate, and The Stranger, and has been exhibited nationally and internationally.