Learn the art of clay sculpting: Make a Ganapati idol
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Learn the art of clay sculpting: Make a Ganapati idol

Get trained in clay sculpting and make a Ganapati idol without using any mold.
4.4 (59 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
369 students enrolled
Created by Mandar Marathe
Last updated 1/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to make a Ganesh idol with your own hands
  • Learn the art of clay modeling from ground up
  • See the joinery and finishing techniques in details
  • Get inspired to create 3D objects using clay
Requirements
  • Air drying clay, piece of cloth, simple clay working tools. Details of the materials, tools and FAQ are given in a free presentation inside. There is no need to have prior knowledge of working with clay. Just having the interest to learn is enough.
Description

  **JOIN 300+ STUDENTS WHO TOOK THIS COURSE AND MADE AN IDOL** 

The course is about learning how to make an eco-friendly idol of Ganapati using wet clay and some very basic tools. 99% of this course is taught using video lectures and I have used some presentations slides to explain the materials used, answer FAQs and summarize the course.

              This course is divided into 4 sections. We will be starting from making the basic structure, modelling the 4 hands, making the face, the trunk and lastly, adding ornaments and other details to the idol. 

              The course has videos that have cumulative run time of about 3.25 hours. 

              You should do this course if 

               - you enjoy learning something new 

               - you like playing in clay and creating objects with it 

               - you are interested in sculpture as an art form 

               - you want to make a Ganapati idol on your own 

              If you have any questions, you can post them in the questions section or send them to me at mandar.marathe@gmail.com 

              By the end of this course you will master the clay modelling techniques using which You can make clay models of other objects or animals as per your wish. 

    See you in the course! 

Who this course is for:
  • Anybody interested in playing and creating objects/sculptures in clay. No prior experience of working with clay is required.
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 03:24:24
+ Introduction
3 lectures 02:33
This is the same promo video which you must have seen before signing up for this course. You can watch it once more or skip it to go to the next lecture.

You can see paintings and sculptures done by me on my website www.amhimarathe.com and sign up for the newsletter to be informed about my latest paintings, sculptures, workshops or online courses.

Preview 02:33
This presentation gives details about 
- the materials and tools to be used for making the Ganapati idol, how to prepare the clay for making the sculpture and how to keep the clay and the idol moist till you finish making the idol.
Preview 3 pages
If you have any doubts or questions about this course, it is very likely that you'll find an answer here.
Preview 1 page
+ Making the human features of the idol
11 lectures 01:41:35
In this lecture we see how to make the 1. base / platform on which the Ganapati idol will sit. 2. the crossed legs and 3. the torso or the belly and chest portion of the idol.


Preview 08:23
In this lecture we see how to make the 1. base / platform on which the Ganapati idol will sit. 2. the crossed legs and 3. the torso or the belly and chest portion of the idol.
Making the platform / base, legs and torso - Part 2
06:27
Here we learn how and why to make the idol hollow. 
Making the idol hollow - Part 1
07:01
Here we learn how and why to make the idol hollow. 
Making the idol hollow - Part 2
11:52
In this lecture you'll see how to make the dhoti and one foot of the idol.
Making the dhoti and the foot
14:27
In this lecture, learn how to make the right hand or the idol without making each finger individually. This is the hand which gives the blessings.
Making the right hand - without making fingers individually
09:02
In this lecture, learn how to make the right hand or the idol by making each finger individually. This is the hand which gives the blessings.
Making the right hand- by making each finger individually
13:54
In this lecture we see how to make the left hand of the idol that is shown as holding a laddu or modak.
Making the hand holding a modak - Part 1
07:43
In this lecture we see how to make the left hand of the idol that is shown as holding a laddu or modak.
Making the hand holding a modak - Part 2
11:05
This lecture shows you how to make the shawl / shela on the shoulders of the idol.See a nice and easy way to make the folds in the cloth.
Making the shawl / shela on the shoulders of idol
05:30
This lecture shows you how to make the shawl / shela on the sides of the idol. I show you to ways in which you can make the creases or folds.
Making the shawl / shela on the sides of the idol
06:11
+ Making the Godly features of the idol
10 lectures 01:24:06
In this lecture, learn how to make the head of the idol. It's an elephant's head.
Making the head of the idol
08:51
Learn how to make the elephant headed god's ears. One of Ganapti's names is "Gajamukh"; Gaja means elephant and mukh means mouth.
Modeling the ears
06:52
Learn the method of fixing the head to the body of the idol so that it gets ample support.
Fixing the head to the body
03:27
This lecture shows how to make the 3rd hand of the idol. It is one of the two rear hands which the idol will have.
Making the 3rd hand
08:12
Learn how to fix the 3rd hand which you made.
Fixing the 3rd hand
03:38
See how the 4th hand of the idol is to be made and attached to the body.
Making and fixing 4th hand
08:43
In this lecture leran how to make the trunk of the idol. This is the most prominent feature of the idol.
Modeling the trunk
08:14
Ganapti's teeth are very peculiar. One is broken in a battle but the other is intact. Learn how to make them.
Fixing the teeth
09:22
In this chapter we see how to make the eys of the idol and add the jewellery.
Modeling the eyes and ornaments
10:47
See how you can add details to the crown, make a mouse (vehicle for Ganapati) and do the final cleanup to finish the idol.
Modeling the crown, the mouse and doing final cleanup
16:00
+ Coloring the idol
1 lecture 00:00

This presentation gives details about my Ganapati idol PAINTING course which forms a great companion to Ganapati making course. It also gives information on various types of paints, brushes, sequence of painting and two ways in which you can paint the idol you made.

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+ Summary
1 lecture 00:00
Here is a summary about clay sculpting. Also watch a fast paced video about Ganapati idol making which I had made in Aug 2010.
Important points about clay sculpture and a fast forward video
1 page