I have a clay class this trimester and our first project is to make clay heads. We talked about the planes of the face, the geometric shapes we see and the fact that heads are very much “not round”. We looked at Greek busts and modern day sculptures. We discussed the human form and watched a video on the proportions of the face. I had them draw caricatures, which exaggerate the forms and shapes of the human face. I think this helped them see the shapes better and understand their placement.

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