The Studio

Welcome to the Sculpture Studio. Learn about various processes like carving, casting and modeling.

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Carving a Figure Out of Wood | Artopia
Carving a Figure Out of Wood | Artopia

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Carving is a subtractive process. A carver removes bits and pieces of a hard material, slowly revealing the desired shape. Many different things can be carved – stone, marble, wood, plaster, plastic...
How Do You Make a Cast? | Artopia
How Do You Make a Cast? | Artopia

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Casting is the process of changing a sculpture made from a soft, temporary substance, like unfired clay or wax, to a hard material such as cement, bronze or steel. The artist makes a mold from the...
Modeling a Head From Clay | Artopia
Modeling a Head From Clay | Artopia

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Modeling is an additive process. The artist builds up a soft, flexible material such as wax or clay, piece by piece. These soft materials are fragile. They don’t usually last very long, so they have...
The Lost Wax Process | Artopia
The Lost Wax Process | Artopia

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The lost wax process of casting bronze follows a series of careful steps. First, the artist models the art work in clay. Then, she delivers it to a foundry and works with a team of fabricators. They...