UPDATE ON COVID-19 PROTOCOLS – last update 7/3/22
After the most recent changes to the NSW Public Health Orders, TBSSS has updated our student participation requirements, please see below:
– It is an expectation that all students are vaccinated (or medically exempt).
– Masks are no longer required, but are encouraged.
– Students, teachers and staff are required to adhere to the TBSSS COVID-19 Safety Plan (as outlined by staff). In particular, students must:
o Not attend class if they have any symptoms of COVID – if you do, get tested and stay home; and
- Take a RAT test if you have been in contact with someone with COVID and only attend class if you have received a negative result.
TBSSS is working to keep our staff and students safe We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and adjust our TBSSS COVID-19 Safety Plan and update our community as necessary.
Thank you for your support.
The TBSSS office remains open during our regular opening hours.
Term Dates for 2022
Term 1: Monday 31 January – Saturday 9 April
Term 2: Monday 25 April – Saturday 2 July
Term 3: Monday 18 July – Thursday 22 September
Term 4: Monday 10 October – Saturday 17 December
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!
Bookings for Term 3 open on Wednesday 8th June 2022 at 11am
Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm
Ph: 02 9565 4851
(for Life Study fees please scroll down below.)
Term 2: Double Figure Life Study with Jenny Pollak
Sundays, 1 May – 26 June (9weeks), 10.30am – 3.30pm
Fee: $910, Early Bird Fee: $820*
The relationship between two figures can give us a unique insight into the abstract possibilities of space and form. This workshop will encourage the student to look for new and interesting solutions to the challenges of depicting the complexity of 2 bodies in relationship to each other, bringing a fresh eye to the exploration of rhythm, negative space, mass and balance.
Jenny will guide both the beginner and the more experienced artist through the process involved in working with clay from the life model. Students will be encouraged to push their work beyond a merely faithful representation of the body and develop a more personal language and means of expression.
During this 9 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 from Gustav Seitz, Two Figures III.
Please note that the Life Study is now fully booked for Term 2. Get in touch to join the waitlist.
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 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.
Students 18 years and older are eligible to enrol. We cannot accept enrolments for anyone under the age of 18.