High Relief Portrait Sculptures

Relief, also called relievo, (Italian relievare, “to raise”), in sculpture, any work in which the figures project from a supporting background, usually a plane surface. Reliefs are classified according to the height of the figures’ projection or detachment from the background. In a low relief, or bas-relief (basso-relievo), the design projects only slightly from the ground and there is little or no undercutting of outlines. In a high relief, or alto-relievo, the forms project at least half or more of their natural circumference from the background and may in parts be completely disengaged from the ground, thus approximating sculpture in the round. Middle relief, or mezzo-relievo, falls roughly between the high and low forms. 

In this workshop you will learn about facial anatomy as well as working with polymer clay. Maria Saracino will sculpt right alongside you, taking you through the steps to create a whimsical high relief portrait sculpture. You’ll learn how to give your sculpture realistic details and skin tone and how to paint eyes and finishing details.

This workshop is 3-4 hours and Includes all supplies.