Many artists and designers draw their inspiration from art history and the world around us. Nature in particular has been a great source of creative stimulation. From William Morris to Angie Lewin, the natural world has provided us with an inexhaustible palette of colour, texture and form.
During this course we will discover how we can collect and develop images to create our own flower sculpture. We will examine the bold strong shapes painted by O'Keeffe and delve into the inspiring colours used by Blackadder and employ sketch books to collect ideas.
Using an unusually strong stoneware clay we will take step by step approach to build a knowledge of modelling techniques. From transferring texture, to using mould forms, each technique will be broken down so that it is easily understood.
Once you are armed with ideas and techniques we will create a flower sculpture that will be mounted onto a metal rod to go into a garden. From the gentle English Rose to the exotic there are no limits to your imagination!
Outline of course.
· Week 1: An introduction to floral images and how they have been interpreted by artists and inspired designs. Exploring clay and construction techniques.
· Week 2: Start to construct basic shapes and some simple flowers. Explore transferring texture.
· Week 3: Using mould forms to create shape and build onto a variety of surfaces. Continue to develop own ideas and flower sculpture.
· Week 4: Develop specific sculpting techniques for floral shapes. Continue construction.
· Week 5: Completion of sculpture smoothing and refining techniques.
Tutor: Julie Fowler
Date & Time: Mondays, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: Ceramics Studio, New Brewery Arts
PRICE: £120.00 (£0.00 VAT)
Suitable for beginners.
What you will need:
You are welcome to bring your own materials but New Brewery Arts will provide the essential equipment.
First Class: Monday 25th February
Last Class: 25th March