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Introduction To Sculpture Short Course

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Introduction to Sculpture Short Course – 5 Weeks

Starting Thursday January 27th 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this Introductory course you will explore the essential skills and concepts to plan and execute sculptural ceric work.

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Week One

  • Basic modelling
  • Learn how to use a single piece of clay to pinch out a figurine
  • Anatomy and the difference it makes to representing your form
  • Using images (Pinterest) to plan the form

Week Two

  • Using pinch potting to create small to medium sized work
  • Work flow for all sculptural work
  • Controlling clay dryness and wetness and thixotropity

Week Three

  • Using coiling to make medium sized work
  • Work flow for coiling
  • Working quickly to create the form
  • Finishing off work with texture, additions,
  • Making alterations when the form is not what you were looking for

Week Four

  • Sculpting at scale (theory and discussion)
  • Using armaments and props (when and when not to)
  • Making a small piece from many sections, joined later with wire

Week Five

  • Using mixed media
  • Attachment methods
  • Planning considerations
  • Finishing work

By the end of this short course you will have learnt basic sculpting skills that you can explore in Community Clay!


January 27
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Firebird Studios
1/20 Hutchinson Street
Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220 Australia
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Firebird Studios


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