As of September 2016, I have been organising and teaching sculpture courses, including: life sculpture, wire & plaster, mould making & resin casting.  The classes are run in a well, equipped workshop at my studios, at In Bristol Studios.  Please find details of up and coming courses at the bottom; contact me if you wish to be added to my mailing list to know about new courses coming up.

 

Life sculpture Classes:
These range from day workshops to 8 session course with 2 poses.  The classes give you chance to explore the human figure in 3D, working with clay from a life model.   All abilities and backgrounds are welcome.  The class is self-led, though I am at hand to help with sculptural form and anatomy of the pose as well as support your creative expression.


Wire & Plaster course:
A more challenging and explorative course, looking at techniques of working in wire to build an armature.  Once the armature has been made, we then use mud-roc, then plaster on the top to finish the sculpture.  All the time we were working from life model.


Mould making and Resin Casting Course.
This is an in-depth 12 week course, teaching you every step of the mould making and resin casting process, showing you the way that I cast my own work.   First few weeks are spent sculpting from Life Model; then we make a silicone mould, building up layer by layer, then make a fibreglass case to secure the silicone mould.  Once this has been all cleaned up, we then cast your Bronze resin sculpture and finally fettle, polish and patinated it.  The first course was a complete success and I look forward to teaching it again in 2018.


COURSES THIS AUTUMN:

Please email me for more information or to book a course.  All courses have maximum of 6 participants, ensuring you have plenty of space.


4 week Life-sculpture Course
Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8.30pm

starting 1st November, ending 22nd November,
1 x 4 week pose, working in clay, for all levels.
Total price £85, incl. clay, model fee and tuition. 


Hand & Foot Course *New *
Wednesday mornings from 10am-1pm 
7 weeks. Starting 1st November, ending 13th December. 
You will be shown how to cast your own hand and/or foot using Alginate rubber to then make a plaster cast.  You will then use this cast as reference to sculpt your own hand or foot.  We will look at basic anatomy of hands and feet. There will time to do 2 casts.
Price: £150, incl. materials, model fee and tuition. 

 COURSES 2018:

8 week Life-sculpture Course
Wednesday mornings, 10am-1pm
starting 17th January, ending 14th March
(with break at half term on the 14th February)
2 x 4 week poses, working in clay, for all levels.
Each session we will explore muscle group which is pertinent to the pose. 
Total price £180, incl. clay, model fee and tuition. 

Sculpting, mould making & casting course
Wednesday mornings from 9.30am-1pm 
11 week course; starting 11th April- 13th June
The first 3 sessions will involve sculpting from a life model, for 2 consecutive full days(11th&12 April) and a final morning session (18th).  Then begins the long and in-depth process; working with silicone, resin & fiberglass to make a mould of your figure, then finally casting a Bronze-resin sculpture.  It is important please to ensure you can make all the classes.  Also please note that we will be working with Polyester Resin which is a very useful sculptural material but a little toxic; masks will be provided and plenty of air circulation.
Price £440 plus materials estimate of £60.