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.
Hand focus workshop:
A practical study of hands and their anatomy. We start with casting your hand, by using Alginate rubber to make a mould, into which we pour a plaster to make a cast. You will then use this cast as reference to sculpt your own hand and develop understanding of basic anatomy of hands, that will help you in your own work.
Mould making and Resin Casting Course.
This is an in-depth 11 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, but takes a lot of work so I won’t have time to run it in 2018 due to various projects.
Applying Layers of Silicone to clay sculpture
Making fibreglass case for silicone mould
Casting bronze resin sculpture
Finishing Bronze-resin sculpture
Wednesday mornings, 10am-1pm
(with break at half term on the 14th February)
2 x 4 week poses, working in clay, for all levels.
Total price £180, incl. clay, model fee and tuition.
Hand casting & sculpting course
3 day workshop.
6th-8th April. 10am-4pm