Model and cast a cross in low relief

Subject: Carving
Dates: 29 October 2018 - 2 November 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Aleksandras Aleksejevas
Full price
£ 385

This course will be focused on geometrical relief. Students will be introduced to symbolism and the meaning of the cross.

The shape of the cross has been known since ancient times and is present in many cultures. The cross has many meanings: the intersection of the earthly and the heavenly, spirit and matter, the centre of the Universe, the four directions of the world, the four seasons and the four elements. The cross is the main symbol of Christianity.

In this course students will be introduced to the different aspects of the symbolism of the cross which contains the most ancient archetypes. The sample model for this course will be the short version of so-called cross of Calvary, or monastic cross, rarely seen in present times.

On the basis of the geometrical analysis of the cross, students will learn the nuances of sculptural relief. Participants will be taken through the techniques of modelling, mould making and casting the final piece in plaster.

What should I bring?

All materials will be provided for this course.

Who is this course for?

All levels of ability and experience welcome

What days do I attend?

Monday - Friday

Do you offer concessions?

Yes, we offer concessions for full time students and OAPs. The reduced fee is £310.

To receive a concession, please apply via our online form.

Tutor biography

Aleksandras Aleksejevas

Aleksandras (Sasha) Aleksejevas was born in 1963 in Lithuania. He graduated from Kaunas A.Martinaitis Art School in Lithuania in 199. In 2018, he completed his PhD at the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts, with a thesis entitled The Bronze Iconography of the Russian Old Believers: How 21st Century Practice Links Past, Present and Future.

His works are found in the public collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery and M. Tsvetaeva Museum in Moscow, A. Akhmatova Municipal Museum in St.Petersburg, and Florian Museum in Corabunary (Romania), also in the private collections in Lithuania, Russia, Belgium, Germany, USA, Greece, Estonia, UK, Canada. Sasha now has a successful studio where he makes bronze icons according to Orthodox precedents for Christians around the world.