Sculpting Creatures and Characters with Don Lanning

£876 inc VAT

This hands-on course focusses on taking a life-size clay bust sculpture from start to completion under the tutelage of internationally revered film sculptor Don Lanning. Don gives step-by-step demonstrations and you will create your own character sculpture with his coaching.

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Description

OVERVIEW

This is a hands-on course focussing on taking a life size bust sculpture from start to completion. You will be up close to the action during Don’s step-by-step demonstrations and will also create your own character sculpture with his coaching, each class member receiving individual attention. The course covers:

  • Armatures
  • Anatomy
  • Making a character dynamic
  • How to infuse your design with character
  • Sculpting expressions
  • Textures and detailing

TUTOR

This course is taught by LA-based industry sculptor Don Lanning, who is one of the most in-demand sculptors working in film today. Don was born in California in the heart of Hollywood’s creature effects community. He is known in the industry for his consistent ability to deliver the highest quality creature and character design at lighting speed, on projects from conservative realism to the archetypes of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Don’s work has been featured in more than 70 movies with recent contributions to Lost in SpaceStar Trek Beyond, Into the Woods, Batman vs. Superman, Oblivion, After Earth, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Avengers, Dark Shadows, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, H2: Halloween 2, Quarantine, Star Trek, The Santa Clause 3, Superman Returns, Silent Hill, Underworld 2, Fantastic Four, Blade 3, Alien vs. Predator and Hellboy to name only some.

Ideal for sculptors of all abilities.

You must also be over 18 and have a good understanding of spoken English plus basic conversational use of English. Please also refer to the Self-assessment Criteria on the 7-week Course page to ensure you’re confident you will benefit from its content.

PAY IN FULL

You can pay the full course fee using a credit or debit card in the following ways:

  • Add this course to your basket on this page
  • Call us on +44 1209 211144 to pay over the phone
  • Contact is advised to arrange an online bank transfer or international wire

PAY IN MONTHLY INSTALMENTS

UK students: choose a 3 or 6 month interest-free payment plan on this website which can run past the end of the course

International students: please contact us to arrange a 3 or 6 month interest-free payment plan which must be completed before the start of the course

THE CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY FOR THIS COURSE IS AS FOLLOWS

Cancellations made up to 42 days before the start date of the course:
90% of the fee will be refunded

Cancellations made between 41 and 28 days before the start date of the course:
50% of the fee will be refunded

Cancellations made after 28 days before the start date of the course:
Regrettably no refunds

PLACE REFILL CLAUSE: If you cancel your place less than 28 days before the course start date and we are able to fill it again, a 50% refund will be given. However if we are unable to fill it the no-refund policy remains in place. This clause does not apply to deferred places - please see below.

PLACE DEFERMENTS

You may defer a place on a Gorton Studio course only once with a valid reason and must request deferment no less than 8 weeks before the start date of the course. After this deferment is not possible.

In terms of the cancellation and refund policy, a deferment works as a ‘freeze frame’ from the day it is agreed on the original course, to that same day in relation to the start date of the course you’re deferring to. If you choose to defer and then cancel the place 28 days or less before the start date of the course you have deferred to, there will be no refund even if the place is refilled.

You will not be eligible for a deferment Agreement if any one of these points apply to you:

  • You have previously cancelled a place on a Gorton Studio course
  • You have previously deferred a place on a Gorton Studio course
  • You have failed to complete a payment plan after attending the associated course