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New Set of Classes at JHess Studios begins February 3/ San Francisco
Feb
3
6:30 PM18:30

New Set of Classes at JHess Studios begins February 3/ San Francisco

Our next set of weekly classes at JHess Studios in San Francisco begins on February 3rd and runs for 8 week. For those interested in sculpture, we’ll be offering Portrait Sculpture on Tuesday evenings, and Gesture Sketch in Clay on Saturday afternoons.

Both classes are suitable for all levels. Teaching methods include demonstrations, brief lectures. and individual feedback. For more information or to register, please us the links provided above.

Hope to see you there!

UPDATES:

Portrait Sculpture: SOLD OUT as of 12/21/2018. Please contact me to be on the waiting list.

Gesture Sketch in Clay: 1 SPOT AVAILABLE as of 1/3/2019

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Fall Classes at JHess Studios
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Classes at JHess Studios

Registration is open for the Fall set of classes at JHess Studios in San Francisco. I’ll be offering Portrait Sculpture on Tuesday evenings , and Gesture Sketch in Clay on Saturday afternoons. Both classes are suitable for all levels.

In Portrait Sculpture, we’ll work from life, honing observation skills. The portrait will be modeled in water-based clay at life scale. If you’re new to JHess Studios, this class is an excellent introduction to our clay modeling methods or as a continuing practice for experienced students. Each new model provides a unique challenge.

The Gesture Sketch in Clay class focuses on important concepts of gesture and proportion in studying the figure. We’ll work at an 18” scale on wire armatures, also studying from life. The pose will change every 2 weeks, for a total of 4 poses that we’ll study during the class. The concepts covered are useful for sculptors and 2D artists alike.

Hope you can join us in the new academic year at JHess Studios. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions about the classes.

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Weekly Classes @JHess Studios, Spring Set: Portrait Ecorche and Figure Modeling
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Weekly Classes @JHess Studios, Spring Set: Portrait Ecorche and Figure Modeling

Registration is open for our Spring set of classes at JHess Studios in downtown San Francisco. I'll be offering Portrait Ecorche on Tuesday evenings, as well as Figure Modeling, Long Pose on Saturday Afternoons. Clay and Armature are included in tuition. Please click on the links for more information about each class. 

Hope you can join us! 

*As of 3/22 There is only 1 SPOT available in Portrait Ecorche 

 

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Weekly Classes at JHess Studios, Winter II Session: Portrait Sculpture
Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Weekly Classes at JHess Studios, Winter II Session: Portrait Sculpture

In Portrait Sculpture, students will create a life-size portrait study over the course of 9 weeks, working from life in small groups. The class teaches a specific method of observation: an organized approach to the very complex form of the human head. Clay and armature are provided, included in the tuition. Students will work in water-based clay on a wooden armature.

For more information, or to register please visit the JHess Studios' Website. 

***FULL as of 1/22/2018. Please contact me to be on the wait list. 

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Weekly Classes at JHess Studios: Winter I Session
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Weekly Classes at JHess Studios: Winter I Session

For the first time on TUESDAY evenings at JHess Studios, we'll be offering Long Pose Figure Modeling. Working from life, students will model the figure in plastiline clay on a wire armature at a 28 inch scale. The pose will be consistent throughout the 9 week class, giving students the opportunity study the standing pose in depth..  Registration is now open for this and our other classes. 

Armature and clay are included in tuition, modeling tools are available for use in class. Click here for more information or to register.  

*FULL as of 9/30.

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Weekly Classes at Jhess Studios: Fall Session
Aug
6
to Aug 7

Weekly Classes at Jhess Studios: Fall Session

Registration is now open for our Fall session of weekly classes at JHess Studios in downtown San Francisco.

In this session, I'll be offering Portrait Modeling on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm. Students work from life in small groups, creating a life size portrait study. The armature and clay are included in the tuition, so that students may take home the piece to fire or cast it independently. 

On Saturday afternoons, I'll be offering our Figure Ecorche sculpture class, which will last for 3 full sessions, running through the end of March. We offer Figure Ecorche every other academic year. In this class, students will sculpt a skeleton in anatomical position and then apply muscles and other soft tissue structures individually to arrive at the human form. The armature and clay are included in the tuition. 

UPDATES:

BOTH CLASSES are FULL as of 7/10. Please email me to be on the waiting list. 

 

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Weekly Classes at Jhess Studios, Spring Session
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Weekly Classes at Jhess Studios, Spring Session

Registration is now open for the Spring Session of my weekly classes at JHess Studios in San Francisco. The Spring session will last for 9 weeks, beginning in May, and ending the 1st of July. All classes are suitable for beginning or more advanced students. Class sizes are small to allow time for each student to receive individual feedback and instruction. 

I'll be offering Portrait Modeling on Tuesday evenings, and Gesture Sketch in Clay on Saturday afternoons. Follow the links for more information on each class. For general information about JHess Studios, please click here.

*As of 3/15, both classes are FULL, contact me to be on the waiting list. 

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