Workshops

Our workshop classes run for ten weeks with students attending a three-hour workshop at their preferred time. You can start on any term throughout the year. These workshops are for all skill levels and aim to develop your knowledge and understanding of all aspects of creating sculpture in a range of media. Those new to sculpture will learn alongside other students and are offered a structured, 10-week program learning the basics of clay modelling, plaster-casting and colouring to produce their own finished sculpture. More advanced students will develop their techniques and are encouraged to drive their own projects with the guidance of their teacher. Everyone is invited to encounter a unique artistic experience in an inspiring studio space!

Term Dates 2024:

Term 2: Tue 30 April – Wed 3 July

Sat 6th July: 50th Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration

Term 3: Mon 22 July – Thu 26 September – bookings open midday on 12 June

Sat 28th September: Annual Studio Exhibition 

Term 4: Mon 14 October – Thu 19 December

Ph: 02 9565 4851
Email: admin@tbsss.org.au

Read about our teachers here.

NEW Monday EVE

10 Weeks

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Tuesday EVE

10 Weeks

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Wednesday AM

10 Weeks

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Wednesday PM

10 Weeks

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Wednesday EVE

10 Weeks

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Thursday AM

10 Weeks

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Thursday PM

10 Weeks

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Thursday EVE

10 Weeks

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Saturday AM

9 Weeks

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Working from Life 2024

Modelling From Life in Clay with Monika Scarrabelotti

Monday EVE,17 June – 1 July (3 Weeks), 6 – 9pm

$250.30 (Earlybird)
$280.30 (General)

Join artist and teacher Monika Scarrabelotti for this Monday night workshop modelling from life in clay.  Perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike, this course is designed as a casual approach to regular modelling, like life drawing, where the aim focuses on improving your practice rather than completing a single “masterpiece”.

Each Monday night will feature a different model and pose, offering the opportunity to work on a series of small scale “studies” that can be completed within the three hour class-time.

Guided by Monika, participants will develop skills in understanding sculptural fundamentals such as form, balance, structure and proportion.  Students will have the opportunity to experiment with various sculptural techniques and styles in each class.

Class structure:  Classes run from 6 – 9pm, please arrive 5 minutes before class to allow for a prompt start.  There will be a 15 minute tea break halfway through each class.  Please feel free to bring any snacks you may want for yourself or to share.  The studio provides tea, coffee and milk.

Classes will feature a different model and different pose (or various short poses) and a small amount of life drawing to warm up before working in clay.  Participants will be guided and encouraged to experiment with various styles and techniques in each class.

This workshop is intended to develop skills and experience, rather than completing a polished artwork.  Each study will be completed in raw clay with no armature; those wishing to cast sculptures or prepare for firing can do so by enrolling in our open workshop classes.  Materials and tools will be provided; a wooden board or box is recommended to bring sculptures home at the end of class/end of course.  Included in the course fee is one 10kg bag of clay, more clay will be available for purchase if required. Participants with their own tools are encouraged to bring them along.

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*Early Bird discount available until 3 June 2024.

Fees

Fees include GST as well as all basic materials (except stone) and model fees. Classes are small – minimum 6 students, maximum 12. We reserve the right to cancel a class if student enrolments are below 6.

Missed classes must be made up within the term. A cancellation fee will apply for cancelled classes.

Once a student is enrolled, refunds will not be given under any circumstances. Enrolment Conditions specified in our info pack.

Additional single casual workshop class: $70 per session. Please call the Studio to book.

Discounts

*Early Bird rates are available until three weeks before the start of each term.

Book for two term workshop classes during one term for a reduced rate, please call the office.

A further 10% discount is available for local residents on low income.

There is a 50% youth discount for students 25 years or younger with an keen interest in artistic practice. Click here for more info.

^A payment plan is available for the Life Study Course, please call the Studio for more information.

Age Restrictions

Students 18 years and older are eligible to enrol. We cannot accept enrolments for anyone under the age of 18.