Sculpting Workshop: Make Your Mate Out Of Clay in Melbourne, 23 July 10:30am
Yes you can, I will show you how!
In this fun and unique workshop held at Smith + Gertrude Gallery , Fitzroy, you will be guided on how to sculpt a little portrait of the person you know by capturing their most prominent features.
Date is 23 July 2023 at 10:30 am, until 1-1:30 pm, address 73 Smith Street, Fitzroy
You can come with your "workshop partner" and sculpt each other on the spot or bring a photograph of the person you want to sculpt. You can absolutely make your imaginary friend too, I will help you in doing it.
Everyone will receive a little wooden base with a skull to have a solid foundation and help you focus on developing a character. We are going to be making mini-busts, approximately 10 cm tall - you are welcome to do a bigger one if you wish. Public classes are limited to 12 people.
One of the major differences between applied (such as pottery making) and fine arts is that in the fine arts there are no strict rules that could make our project unsuccessful or "failed" to serve its function.
In this workshop, you will firstly have a good laugh, then learn something about realistic sculpting and finally get to take home your very original and one of a kind artwork. Every single mini-bust has a lot of character and its own beauty!
We will be sculpting out of air-dry clay so that you can take your piece home and patinas will be available so that you can paint your portrait if you wish to do so.
What you will get on the spot:
- Air drying clay block suitable for a small portrait - this clay is professional-grade air drying clay that feels like a natural one with very high plasticity yet dries hard and it can be sanded after drying (WED clay).
- Variety of different shaped metal and wooden sculpting tools to use.
- Wooden sculpture stand.
- Apron (disposable).
- Special metal (bronze) paints and brush for painting your sculpture when dry
- Box to take your sculpture home safely
What you should bring :
A friend or a photograph of a person who is going to be your muse for the class! It can be a self portrait too.
Since this is a one-of a kind event in Melbourne, this workshop is possible to cancel and receive a refund only up to two weeks before an event, 9th of July 2023, after this date it is non- refundable and not possible to reschedule due to travel and space hire expenses.
However, in the case of the unforeseen circumstances that may prevent you from coming if you reach out, I might have another way of compensating you.