Sculpture Weekend - Full course
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th July 2024
10am - 3pm
£92 for two days
Our Sculpture Weekend is an ideal short course for beginners and those wishing to reignite their creativity and gain confidence when using a variety of tactile and hands-on materials. The course will be held in our studio which has an informal, social, supportive and friendly atmosphere. The course will be taught in bite sized chunks and will consist of presentations, demonstrations and one to one assistance. There will be plenty of cups of tea on offer and all materials are included in the cost.
Our Sculpture Weekend has been designed to encourage you to play with materials, allowing you to try new art making processes in a pressure free environment. By the end of the course you will have developed your understanding of different modelling techniques, utilising different tools and methods. You will have the opportunity to make a plaster tile by making a mould out of clay, and you will learn how to create 3D forms using Modroc. You will also have the chance to play with wire and use air drying modelling materials. You will bring all your 3D artworks together as an assemblage, producing an eye-catching final piece using collage and found objects.
The Sculpture Weekend will enable you to create;
- A tile using fine casting plaster
- 3D models of natural forms using Modroc
- Initial sketches and drawings in pen
- Mini wire sculptures
- 3D forms created in Model Magic
- A 3D assemblage using collage, text and found objects
- Notes and annotations about influential artists and artworks
The course will be structured as follows;
Day One / Saturday 13th July - Plaster / clay / Modroc / wire
Production of artwork using clay, fine casting plaster and silicone moulds
Production of artwork using Modroc
Creation of sketches of natural forms using drawing media
Wire work based on initial studies
Group discussion / chat
Day Two / Sunday 14th July - Model Magic / assemblage / found objects / collage
- Creation of 3D forms using Model Magic
- Painting objects and preparing collage paper backgrounds
- Constructing display boxes / assemblage
- Enhancement and decoration of assemblage boxes using mixed media
- Group discussion / chat
The cost for the course covers tuition, materials and access to hot drinks and cake. Please bring your own packed lunch and any snacks that you may wish to eat at break times.
Booking in advance is essential. Once payment has been processed, you will receive an email with details about the class closer to the time. This message will come from firstname.lastname@example.org and may end up in spam folders.
Any questions, just ask!
Sculpture Weekend: Two days
Please note that payment will secure your place on the course. Once the payment has been processed no refunds are available, however, if you provide at least 72 hours notice, you may receive a credit note for a future class.