Clay Sculpture

Sculptural Ceramics is a 2-day workshop exploring clay in its elemental form of raw material to hard ceramic. We will use newspaper and masking tape as armature and place clay over the form to hold the structure together. We will be creating anatomical busts from head to shoulders approx. 30 cm tall modelled from pictures. Students will use a diary to draw and create sketches before modelling the work. The clay will be fired once then colouring with acrylic paints afterwards in own time or can leave bare. It will be an easy step-by-step process of creating a quarter figure of a person with additions of personal expressions from the student.

Course Outline:

  • DAY 1: Students will be introduced to figurative ceramics and images of sculptural busts. They will start to draw and come up with their own face and torso. Students will begin making clay samples.
  • Students will be creating their models from armature newspaper to adding the clay form.
  • DAY 2: Students will continue to work on their piece and finalize sculpture getting it ready for the kiln so it can be fired.
  • The sculptures will be fired after day 2 and people can come to collect their work afterwards. Students may colour in their work in their own time.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students gain skills in clay and sculptural techniques
  • Students learn about the clay firing process
  • Students expand their creativity and knowledge throughout the course.

What to bring:

Equipment needed:

  • 1 x bag clay supplied by college.
  • 1 x apron
  • 1 x drawing pad for ideas
  • newspaper
  • plastic bags

About the Tutor:

'Maryann is an artist and art teacher for over 15 years working across all ages in various locations around Sydney. She has a Master of Teaching Degree and Honours in Visual Arts. She has studied at Tom Bass Sculpture School and National Art School.'

$215 Limited inc GST
Clay Sculpture

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