Figure Gestures

August 1 - August 5



Figure Gestures

Figure Gestures

In this terracotta sculpture course students will do a deep dive into gesture – how to find emotion and meaning behind figurative poses. The slightest turn of a head, placement of a hand or downward glance can change the connotation of how a story is told. Students will explore historic meanings of gesture in art, ways of directing focus and challenging understanding. Students will be using a variety of hand-building techniques, using paper, and foam armatures.

The artist as story-teller through the figure.

NOTE: There will not be a firing for this workshop.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Prerequisites: Have a basic understanding of handbuilding and working with clay
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $765

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Elaine Brewer-White is a ceramic sculptor with over 35 years working in clay. Her work has been shaped by her life experiences. Early in her career she was also an improv performer and teacher, and is married to Gordon White, a Cirque du Soleil clown. Her work has a sense of joyful absurdity and often starts with the question 'what if?'

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