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.

I am not currently running this course, as it is very time consuming and I don’t have enough time at the moment.  I thought I would still mention it here, to give you an insight into the process and what I may offer again in the future.

It was an 11 week course, teaching you every step of the mould making and resin casting process.  First few weeks were spent sculpting from Life Model; then we made a silicone mould, building up layer by layer, then 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 patinate it.


COURSES 2018-19:

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

 8 week Life-sculpture Course
Wednesday mornings, 10am-1pm
starting 3rd October, ending 28th November 2018
(with break at half term on the 31st October)
2 x 4 week poses, working in clay, for all levels.
Total price £180, incl. clay, model fee and tuition. 

 5 week Life-sculpture Course
Wednesday evenings, 6-8.30pm
starting 7th November, ending 31st November 2018
1 model working with similar poses, working in clay.  A little more challenging.
Total price £130, incl. clay, model fee and tuition.   

Hand casting & sculpting course
Wednesday mornings, 10am-1pm

4 sessions: 23rd January – 13th February 2019. 

You will be shown how to cast your own hand using Alginate rubber to then make a plaster cast.  You will then use this cast as reference to sculpt your own hand.  We will look at basic anatomy of hands.  No experience required.
Price: £150, incl. materials.

 6 week Life-sculpture Course
Wednesday mornings, 10am-1pm
starting 27th February, ending 3rd April 2019
2 models, various poses, working in clay,  a little more challenging.
Total price £150, incl. clay, model fee and tuition.