Sculpting with Plaster – Modelling

Saturday 11 and 18 May, 10:00 - 16:00

£180 per person

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The two-day workshop will be packed with new technologies and practical challenges to do with modelling plaster onto armatures made of light wooden laths and/or wire mesh. You will be introduced to working with plaster in the production of a table top sculpture with tutor demonstration and close supervision. Participants will be instructed in the safe use and manipulation of materials and associated processes.

Plaster as a modelling material lends itself to the creation of natural and organic inspired forms. You will be working on table tops and within the size boundary of 60 cms in any direction. This restriction will ensure you complete something within the two-day workshop. It would be good if you could come along with some ideas of your own about what you would like to make. A visit to the Hepworth Museum to see Barbara Hepworth’s work might inspire you or you could look up artists like Picasso, Jean Arp, Alberto Giacometti, Elisabeth Frink, Henry Moore, Germaine Richier, Nicola Hicks and Sophie Ryder.

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  • Who is the course for?

    Complete beginners and the more able.

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    An idea of what you would like to make (a small sketch or plasticine model, this will save time on the day). Please wear closed toe shoes and old clothes or bring an apron with you. Dust masks and silicon gloves will be provided.

  • How do I ask a question?

    Please get in touch via the contact page

Workshop and course bookings may be cancelled up to 10 working days before the scheduled start date. Our commercial workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than ten working days before the workshop date.

In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.

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