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Learn how to create ceramic portraits in this introductory weekend workshop.

Who is this course for?

This introductory course is for adults aged 18+ years and is designed for all levels, beginners, improvers and advanced practitioners as our tutor will tailor the class to your skill level.

This course is perfect for students interested in the human form and learning to sculpt it in clay.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You do need dexterity in your hands to work with the clay and the tools. Students may bring their own carer or support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

What will you learn on this course?

In this introductory weekend workshop, you will be introduced to modelling techniques and encouraged to develop your own artistic style. This course is for students who want to learn how to create portraits in ceramics including 3D sculpted forms. 

There will be emphasis on developing your observational skills and translating these into more personal representations of the human face. You will be encouraged to experiment and explore different approaches that will help you to find your own artistic methods and style.

You will be working in Mac’s fully equipped sculpture studio with buff, terracotta and crank clays. There may be the option to fire and glaze completed works. 

Coming on this course is a great way to experience working with other like-minded people in a relaxed studio environment. 

Do you need to bring anything?

You don’t need to bring anything. All materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

Each student is allocated a fixed amount of clay to work with. If you want to produce work that uses more than this, it will be at an extra cost, roughly £7 per large bag of clay plus a small additional cost to fire.

Who teaches this course?

Barbara Pianca