This is a Face to Face session course - £85 to £120 depending on the size of the creature.
Hare £85 - Fox £95 - medium
Hare £120 - Fox £120 - Sea Serpent £120 large
size ranges from 16" high to 24" high
Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Powertex. It is a water based, non toxic and environmentally friendly universal medium it is a liquid essentially a paint and glue combined and it is a fabric hardener, used to create 2D or 3D sculptures.
Where possible I use recycled products and recycled fabrics. I haunt the charity shops for 100% cotton clothes to use in my art works. I also use broken jewellery and often re-cycle and re-purpose many items.
In the case of Stone Art creatures you will be shown how to create the Stone Art Clay and then the armature for the creature then how to clothe the armature in the clay - This creature can go in the garden once it has been dried for 6 months and has been coated in varnish
I will supply all materials, including gloves, since Powertex is a messy, but extremely creative business. I will guide you through the construction/creation of the piece and then the colouring process which is where the magic happens!! You can't believe the difference it makes!!
Workshops Start at 10am, break when all the wet work is done, so they can be dried off, and then we start the colouring, in the case of the Stone Art Creatures this takes place on a second session as the clay needs to be left to dry a little. I am happy for these 2hr colouring sessions to take place in the evening if you prefer rather that at the weekends
The colouring is where the magic happens!.
Some workshops exceed the finish time by as much as an hour please allow for this when booking.
This workshop takes place over two sessions as the stone art clay creatures need to dry off before you can colour them.
In this particular workshop you will create a beautiful Creature either a Fox, Hare or a fantastical beast like a Dragon or Sea Serpent, using the fabulous universal medium Powertex, you will be shown how to create the inner structure of the creature then how to add the Stone Art clay and each one will have its own character, and finally how to add the colouring
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All materials will be supplied
You will be provided with apron & gloves
Covid safety measures in place
Tea & Coffee
usually home made cake (but not whilst covid restrictions apply)
You will need to provide your own lunch and it is advisable to wear old clothes
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9 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)
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