Term Dates 2019
Term 1 – Monday 4 February – Saturday 13 April
Term 2 – Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July
Term 3 – Saturday 20 July – Thursday 26 September
Term 4 – Saturday 12 October – Thursday 19 December
Remember to catch the Early Bird discount, all you need to do is book your workshop two weeks before the fist date of each term and you will save! Bookings can still be made after term commences please either ring the office on 02 9565 4851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try and accommodate you in a class.
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!
Life Study with guest teacher Jenny Pollak
Term 2 – 10 weeks, Sundays 10am – 3pm
“Although the body has always been a constant and persistent subject of human expression, the various ways in which we choose to represent the human body continues to change as surely as our understanding of the world around us evolves. As an artist I am interested in exploring the ways in which I can give voice to my experience of the world, and my main interest as a teacher is to encourage my students to develop their own sculptural language.” Jenny Pollak
This workshop will guide both the beginner and the more experienced artist through the process involved in working with clay from the life model. As well as helping students develop their skills in modelling the figure Jenny will be encouraging her students to push their work beyond a merely faithful representation of the body.
Students will be encouraged to develop a more personal language or means of expression by learning to look with intention. This exploration will be augmented by looking at the work of the great figure sculptors past and present. Drawing will also be used as a warm up exercise and to practice observational skills.
During the ten week course students will have time to bring their work to a point where it is ready to be fired, exploiting the facility and beauty of clay as a material that can be transformed from the raw and impermanent to a final and enduring sculptural piece.
Pictured above: inspiration: Matisse, ‘Reclining Nude’.
Portrait study in clay with guest teacher Jenny Pollak
Term 2 – 8 weeks, Saturdays 1pm – 5pm
This class is an 8 week course in which students will be working from a model to create a finished clay bust ready to be fired.
The classes will be aimed at exploring how form can be used as a vehicle for communicating character and emotion. Students will be encouraged to broaden their observational skills with a focus on developing a sculptural language which conveys character by playing with such devices as rhythm, texture, abstraction, emphasis and repetition, paying attention to how the great sculptors in history have used form in all its various articulations as a means of expression.
While the class is not focused on creating a realistic likeness it is intended that the student will explore ways in which to convey emotion in an expressive reading of the subject with specific attention to form. For those wishing to improve their understanding of the hands as a means of expressing character or emotion there will be the opportunity to incorporate the hand as a gesture within the bust.
As in her life class, Jenny will be encouraging students to consider what kind of sculptural language they wish to develop as they work towards building a stronger arts practice.
Pictured above: inspiration from left: Giacometti, Head of Diego, middle: Picasso, Head of a Woman, right: Picasso, Head of a Woman.
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: $65 per session. Please call the Studio to book.
*Early Bird payment two weeks before start of term.
Book for two workshop classes during one term for $1030
A further 10% discount is available for local residents on low income.
There is a 50% youth discount for students 25 years or younger. Click here for more info.
^A payment plan is available for the Life Study Course, please call the Studio for more information.
Students 18 years and older are eligible to enrol. We cannot accept enrolments for anyone under the age of 18.