– where you will learn how to make a large contemplative sculpture using a wet felt method of sculpting.
These sculptures are inspired by the work of modern sculptors, such as Barbara Hepworth and Sir Henry Moore and others. You will have the opportunity to explore the work of these sculptors and, through a series of drawing exercises, create your own shapes.
The finished figure will measure about 16″/40cm – 20″/50cm in height, dependent on the shape and position.
This is an energetic process that involves manual shaping and felting, plus a sander and steamer to finish.
April 22nd – Welcome
April 24th – Week 1 An introduction to Sculpture
May 1st – Week 2 The Skeleton
May 8th – Week 3 The Musculature Part 1
May 15th – Week 4 The Musculature Part 2
May 22nd – Week 5 The Skin and Finishing
ABOUT THE ONLINE CLASSROOM.
The Course is hosted by RUZUKU
Each weekly lesson is comprised of a range of activities to show you how to build your sculpture step-by-step. There are video instructions, text and images and downloadable worksheets for each activity.
Online teaching materials and resources are available to students for 6 months from the beginning of the class. The downloadable course material and PDF’s are yours forever.
There is an online course Discussion Forum where you can chat to me and fellow students, post comments and images and ask questions. I will respond to all comments and questions during the length of the course and while the online classroom is open – I am mindful that there is a lot of work to do and it may take some of you a little longer than the 5 weeks. As you will have full access to the videos, online class materials and Discussion Forum for 6 months, there will be plenty to time to work at your own pace.
You will learn a truly new and unique process!
Join me to learn how to make your own beautiful sculpture….
It’s been a fantastic a year and I have met wonderful artists and felters along the way. I am looking forward to 2020 with new courses in mind, sharing a studio during the South East Open Studios, possible exhibition in Kuwait and workshop in the Netherlands and a big family wedding!!
Friday 17th January till Friday 21st February 2020
Registration for the course is open!
This is an exciting online workshop where you will make a free standing figure 20″/50cm tall. You will learn a new, energetic wet felted process that has similarities to clay sculpting and can be easily adapted to make any shape or form.
The course is suitable for intermediate felt makers and will include simple hand sewing techniques.
The online classroom is hosted on RUZUKU – each lesson contains multiple videos, presentations and downloadable course information and worksheets to show you, step-by-step, exactly what to do in a simple, clear format.
I am so excited to have developed this course and hope you will join me in January!!
Be on the first course……
Head over to my workshop page for more information:
A 30 Day creative challenge for myself starting Friday 31st May 2019.
Create a new piece of art every day
30 minutes minimum
Drawing, painting, sculpture
Try new materials – recycled, acrylic and oil paint, fabrics, wood, metal, concrete, paverpol, plaster, collage, 2D and 3D.
Log daily with images and text
Daily instagram and FB
Day 1- 31 May
Decorative felt for a bag.
Added a lot of fabric and wool and then finished with free machine embroidery – this was for a bag however the felt was too thick to attach to the purse fixing and will use it to make a pouch bag with a clip closure.