Instructor Florian Jacot (Fr)Fall session:September 24 to November 12Fee: $390 for 8 weeks + 13% taxes (includes: teaching, tools, 6 x 3 hours models fee, 10 kg of clay) the fee does not includes the firing
Winter session: April 7th to June 10Cost: $495 for 10 weeks + 13% taxes (includes: teaching, tools, 8 x 3 hours models fee, 10 kg of clay) the fee does not includes the firing
Classes is limited to 8 participantsClick Here to RegisterWorking from the life model and using a step by step classical approach students will learn how to sculpt the figure in water based clay. The full process of sculpting in water based clay will be covered. Starting from creating a suitable armature structure, to sculpting the model and finally hollowing for drying and firing purposes. This course is suitable for all levels and will accommodate beginners as well as experienced sculptors. While the course will focus on a more realistic rendering of the human form, those wanting to explore a more exaggerated, stylized or abstract approach to figure sculpting are also welcome to do so. Great emphasis will be put on proportions, planar structure, anatomy, sculptural design esthetic and finishing. All the basic tools and techniques of sculpting in clay will be covered. Many demonstrations by the instructor will be done. This small class structure will offer a lot of one on one attention to students.
Florian Jacot was born in the Ivory Coast in 1976 and moved to Switzerland at the age of 5. After graduating from a postsecondary socio-medical training of three years, he moved to Toronto in 1996 to explore his passion for art.
He graduated from the Art diploma program of Central Tech School and from the Classical Animation diploma program of "Max the Mutt Animation Inc". He studied as well for one year at the Michael John Angel Studio, school of Classical figurative drawing and painting.
Afterwards, Florian pursued his own studies looking closely at the classical methods of the Old masters as well as the more recent approaches of direct painting "Alla prima" used by the impressionist painters. Wanting to expand his skill beyond traditional art, Florian explored the fascinating world of digital art by studying Digital Animation at Centennial College.
His work has been exhibited on several occasions in shows and galleries. In 1999, he received an award by The Sculpture Society of Canada for two of his sculptures.
Florian has been teaching Figure Sculpture, Drawing and Artistic Anatomy at Centennial College since 2004, Figure Sculpture and Digital Sculpting at Toronto School of Art since 2009 and does some artwork for the Film and Game Industry. He also teaches Painting at Sheridan College since 2011.