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:

Sat 6th July – Sat 13 July: 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Term 3: Mon 22 July – Thu 26 September – BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

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.

50th Anniversary Special for students! Early Bird discount extended until midnight, Monday 8 July. Don’t miss out. Book now and save $$. 

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: the Full Figure with Monika Scarrabelotti

Fridays: 26 July – 6 September 2024
(7 weeks)

$695.30 (Earlybird)
$770.30 (General)

Learn the principles of modelling the figure in clay! Designed to develop the student’s understanding of the form and structure of the human body, this course will be an intensive life study focusing on human anatomy and observation.

Working from a life model for seven weeks, students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge of anatomy, the rhythms and movable masses of the body, proportion and language of sculptural form. Students will develop skills in armature building, clay modelling and training of the observational eye.

The first class of this course will feature various poses from the model, allowing participants to create “sketches” in clay.  By the second lesson we will settle into a long pose to be worked on for the remaining six weeks.  In order to have optimal time with a model, this course will not include mould making and casting. The course is intended as an intensive life study, not to complete a finished “masterpiece”.  Students who would like to translate their work into a cast can do so by enrolling in a workshop class at the Tom Bass Studio.  Suitable for beginners through to advanced levels, this course will teach the foundations of the classical figure in sculpture.

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*Early Bird discount finishes midnight 8 July.

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.