Term Dates 2019
Term 3 – Saturday 20 July – Thursday 26 September
Annual Studio Exhibition – Saturday 28 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 three weeks before the first 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 email@example.com 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!
Term 4 bookings are now open below!
Alternatively, you can call the office to enquire and book on 02 9565 4851.
Life Study Term 4: The Foundry and the Nude
Tuesdays 22 October – 26 November
10am – 4:30pm + Foundry Visit on 17 December
Observation and play are key to working with the figure and challenging stereotypes. In this unique immersive course students unlock convention to work with a life model, creating a small sculpture in wax of the draped figure. Explore the expressive opportunities of drapery whilst capturing the spirit of the figure. Find new creative methods to suggest movement and integrate your intuitive observations with a further understanding of the structure of the human form.
A foundry visit, to observe the technical processess involved in taking a work in wax to a bronze cast, + a small sculpture cast in bronze, is included in the course cost. Whilst the opportunity to cast in bronze is offered, it is not essential.
All students can choose whether to cast their works and the course costings below reflect these different options.
Some life-drawing experience is an advantage.
- Discussion and demonstration of working in wax.
- Introduction of the model.
- Working with the model in relation to the material.
- How different artists use their knowledge of the body to express deeper emotional concepts. Examples are given of contemporary artists working in this field.
- Common problems and how to deal with them.
- Working principles of the body’s structure in space in relation to drapery.
- The Foundry and foundry processes will be covered on a visit to Crawford’s Casting in Ashfield on December 17th.
Earlybird: $725.00 + bronze costs (see below)
General: $805 + bronze costs (see below)
Cost per student for a sculpture cast in bronze dimensions 10 x 10 x 10 cm: $300 + GST + Liver of Salt Patina
Cost per student for a sculpture cast in bronze dimensions 15 x 15 x 15 cm: $420 + GST + Liver of Salt Patina
The rates for bronze casting have been specially discounted by Crawford’s Casting for this course and do not reflect the going rates.
The cost of the patina is done at a group rate to reduce costs.
The final costs (bronze casting + patina) would be payable at the end of the course.
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.
*Early Bird payment three weeks before start of term.
Book for two term workshop classes during one term for $1060, 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. 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.