Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sculptural Workshop by Sarah Richards

Venue: Kearnsey College
Date: 28th August
Time: 9.00 for 9.30
Cost : R200 members: non members R300: pensioners: R150

How to make a ceramic sculpture

This workshop will give a brief and insightful demonstration on how to create a ceramic sculpture. Basic skills will be demonstrated as well as a chance to experiment on your own sculpture during the workshop. The aim of the workshop is to give the participant some insightful ideas and techniques on how to make a ceramic sculpture, from the making of the armature, preparation of the clay, modelling skills will be practiced using photographic reference, and preparation of sculpture for firing will be demonstrated.

Basic program:
* Demonstration: How to construct a simple armature designed for a ceramic sculpture
* Experience:
Starting the modelling process – proportions- marks and expression- working from photographs
* Demonstration: Preparation of sculpture for firing

Materials to bring:
Plastic bag ( to keep damp)
Wooden Board between 30cm to 50 cm (at least 10mm thick – if too thin will warp)
Modeling tools
Clay(preferably grogged or sculptural or paperclay)

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