Throughout the ages the human form has inspired countless artists and craftspeople. This class will explore anatomy with a focus on surface development in relation to the natural world. Participants will learn through basic construction techniques, experimentation, and observation to effectively model the human form and apply various surfaces to create both realistic and surreal objects. Basic techniques will include slab and coil construction, along with additive and subtractive modeling. Surface development will build upon these basic methods utilizing numerous techniques to simulate a variety of materials, giving the form a rich and deep surface. Students will learn to observe and mimic materials such as wood, metal, fur and hair, skin and more. In addition, content, concept and design will be discussed to provide participants with the necessary tools to create visually-enticing and thought-provoking objects. This course will culminate in the creation of a representational sculpture utilizing all of the skills covered in the class.