The students will begin by studying the features of the David, followed by the human skull and classical busts as preparation for portraits from life.
The second module will be largely devoted to portraiture, drapery studies and half size figures from a variety of brief poses and models for differing proportions/body types followed with long-term poses. As students advance, specific iconography will be introduced with the application of drapery to the figure to compose the work in its entirety. Basic relief ‘pseudo-form’ exercises may be given to advance students only following the thorough study of three-dimensional form.
The ‘lavoro individuale’ sessions may be utilized to continue the exercises outlined in the program or for the development of bottega commissions with student participation chosen at the discretion of the instructor.