The Ceramic Animal

Florence, Italy
per person 960
The Ceramic Animal
  • Beginner
  • Women
  • 7 days
  • English
  • 30%


In this workshop Andreas Hinder will share his wide experience of modeling the animal figure. Tips and tricks for easily building of an abstract or figurative sculpture are part of the topic as much as the search of a meaningful expression and of an appropriate surface design. 
How does a figure stand on its feet, being those 2 or 4? Which static structure is at the base of the composition? How can we show posture, facial expression and movement? How can we inspire the form with life? Which marks and textures to tell of skin, bristles or fur? All these questions allow for interesting experimentation on various levels.
Participants are welcome to bring sketches for their own projects. The ideas will be worked out by means of smaller models / maquettes in two or three variations. The instructor will hold group demonstrations and, in one to one conversation with each participant, discuss the way of best realizing the projects. The aim is to support each participant in the realization of the

What's included

  • Tuition (class is 6/7 hours per day with 12 hours studio time)
  • All Materials
  • Lodging in double room; single room add extra cost of 140 €
  • Welcome dinner and welcome breakfast
  • A freshly prepared full Tuscan lunch with wine on all working days


Loc. Bagnano, 135 - 50052 Certaldo

La Meridiana

La Meridiana is a non-profit institution for the advancement of the ceramic arts. It has been founded in 1981 by Pietro Elia Maddalena. Started off as a summer school, thanks to the high standard of organisation, teaching and facilities, it has be...

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