Jorge Cruz is an award-winning Colombian artist and architect, praised worldwide for his intricate clay modelling and stop-motion clay animation.Jorge spent his childhood cultivating his creativity and talent – at six-years-old, he began studying clay modelling under the guidance of a renowned Columbian artist. He then attended the prestigious arts academy in Bogota, Plastilina Creativa Academy, on a scholarship and went on to graduate from the University of Texas with a degree in Architecture and Fine Arts.
Now based on Miami Beach, Jorge runs his art studio – ‘Clay World’ and ‘Cake World’ – where he runs a variety of workshops that are focused on developing and improving children’s fine motor skills and artistic capabilities. Having taught the art of modelling and character design for over 20 years to both children and adults, Jorge’s expertise lies in designing and hand-crafting human- and animal-based characters. He also applies various techniques to achieve unusual facial expressions, body proportions and body positions through the study of anatomy.
Jorge creates a spectacular level of detail in each piece that he creates and, as a result, has a large and loyal following across the globe. His clay figures and stop-motion clay animations are featured in numerous commercials, feature films and publications across the US and his sugar modelling work is always being commissioned. Jorge’s teaching style is relaxed and accessible, following teaching programmes which are easy for students to follow and fun to learn.
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