Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Modelling Portret 338318/3027/2324/1/20
Study guide

Modelling Portret 3

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Sculpture within Fine Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Teaching staff: Cotteleer Anton
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: This course unit is eligible for deliberation according to the criteria as determined by the degree programme you are enrolled in.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning outcomes (list)

BA2 - The student has the necessary knowledge, skills and insights regarding material, form, action, concepts, function and contents of the chosen medi
The student masters the more advanced aspects of the modeling and moulage techniques.
You can translate the human anatomy into a 3D carrier in a modeling way.
You can construct a human figure on the basis of anatomical mechanical functioning.
BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student has a thorough knowledge of historical and contemporary examples of sculpture.
The student is able to recognise the societal impact of the production process and justify it.
BA5 - When developing his/her personal visual language the students starts from a searching and reflective attitude when developing one's own visual language.
The student can come to a personal interpretation with clay.

Course content

- In BA1 and BA2, the student has acquired knowledge around the construction and anatomical construction of a portrait. He or she can now use this basis to achieve freer and more personal study. Using design sketches in clay and on paper, he or she arrives at personal designs. The acquired insights into traditional and contemporary sculpture enable personal choices in form, content, and texture.

- Step by step, the student makes several small figure studies in clay. Through constructive construction and anatomical research, the student arrives at results.

- Through design sketches on paper and in clay, the student learns to arrive at his or her own interpretation of the portrait. The focus in the final realisation of the portrait is on the personal interpretation. The student learns to make personal choices according to form, dynamics, plasticity, balance, rhythm, and skin. The student has the opportunity to relate the model study to work from autonomous practice.

- Through art history and specific art history classes, the student learns about the arts landscape. During the various practical lessons, visual material and text on both contemporary and historical sculptors are continuously presented and discussed. In addition, the student is encouraged to search for visual and theoretical material on historical and contemporary sculptors on his/her own.

Evaluation (text)

Continuous evaluation using show and check points throughout the year, culminating in a final evaluation at the end of the academic year.