Clay Life Modelling Weekend with Karin Ort

Duration: 2 days

Price: £155

Run by: James Ort
at The Phoenix Studio

07765 980508

The Phoenix Studio
Chinnor Rd
Near Thame

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About the Course

With step-by-step tuition from Karin Ort, make a clay sculpture based on one of our life models.

- 12/13 May 2018 - just a few spaces left!
- 8/9 December 2018 (NB £165)

Karin will guide you through the process of clay modelling; explaining how to handle & control the clay, get your proportions right and finish the piece in preparation for firing.

Perfect for the complete novice and experienced artists alike, you can work in a realistic or abstract manner and interpret what you see in your own particular way. Once finished the piece will be dried out and fired in one of our kilns.

Karin has an exceptional eye for detail and is able to guide and encourage students through to reaching their creative potential.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Two full days teaching (10am-4pm-ish)
Clay, life model and firing
Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes
Use of a beautiful, purpose built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
Beautiful countryside setting

Want to review this course?

This was my third trip to the Phoenix Studios, having done a couple of the animal clay courses. I was quite apprehensive about my ability to create a life model but Karin remained calm and positive throughout, guiding us all to produce some amazing pieces. The atmosphere was most supportive , with Karin looking after both students and model with care and consideration. I would highly recommend the weekend to anyone , you will be delighted by what you achieve!

- - #15225

As a complete beginner, I had no idea whether I could do clay-modelling. I collected my piece of clay and thought, "what now?". But Karin patiently came to each of us, encouraging everyone and helping us really look from every angle. The course was in lovely surroundings and it was great chatting over teas and lunch. I was very pleased with what I achieved by the end of Sunday and look forward to collecting my (now fired) piece in the New Year. I will be back to do more!

- - #12197

My fourth trip to the Phoenix studios and I can honestly say I love going there. Karin and James are fantastic. Not only are they genuinely lovely people they are knowledgeable, patient and helpful! To be able to indulge in two days of total creativity is a treat amidst my busy teaching life. The time simply flies by. Thank Karin once more!

- - #9038

A great weekend at the Phoenix Studios, very therapeutic. Highly recommended but wear comfy shoes!
This is my second head at the studio. I'm very much a novice with very little arty talent but under the directions of the very patient Karin, I've created pieces of work I'm so proud of.
The group is small, which means you get almost 1-2-1 instructions....a real plus for me.
Can't wait for the next workshop.

- - #6985

If you're wondering/contemplating...stop and book it NOW! If I can do it, so can you!
What a fabulous weekend! It was fun, rewarding, relaxing, stimulating (can it be both?-yes it can apparently!)exciting, therapeutic...just wonderful. I shouldn't have put it off for so long!
Karen is a fab teacher and everyone on the course was so friendly and kind. It was great to be learning and achieving in such a lovely nurturing environment.

- - #6960

I so enjoyed this course! Despite having never modelled/sculpted in clay before I found the course a revelation. Karin is kind, patient and calm, even when things go wrong and she shows you how to remedy problems. I eventually produced a head of which I was proud, and having found the whole event warm and friendly, and the weekend went by so quickly, it was sad to leave at the end! I would definitely like to do another course next year and would recommend it to anybody.

- - #6955

This course exceeded all my expectations. As an absolute beginner I was afraid I'd be out of my depth. But thanks to Karen's encouragement and relaxed tuition I actually produced something I'm quite proud of. What a lovely surprise to discover something that I can enjoy improving for years to come. Loved every minute and will be back soon.

- - #6954

I've done a few courses at the Phoenix Studios now, but I always come back to this one. The guidance is excellent, the models are always top notch and the Studios themselves are just the nicest place to visit and create in! I can't recommend this course more highly - Karin is a wonderful teacher and I've never seen anyone go home with anything less than brilliant work - even those who've never tried sculpture before! One warning: it IS addictive...

- - #6949

This was a fantastic course. The atmosphere was great, the tuition was excellent, the studio is a lovely place to be, and I even came home with a lovely sculpture. Somehow the course managed to be both relaxing and totally focused. Karin was a really good teacher, going round each of us in turn and explaining what we needed to do. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone.

- - #6763

Karin is an amazing and inspirational teacher. I can't wait to take further workshops with her. Like Jane, I recommend anyone who every thought they might enjoy sculpting to give it a go with Karin. They won't be disappointed!

- - #6762

I was a complete novice at sculpting and also not known to be 'arty'. However Karin is some kind of magician at teaching key principles and techniques so that a figure in clay appears! The atmosphere and environment is peaceful and relaxed, with plenty of teas/coffee and biscuits to sustain you morning and afternoon. So if you are even vaguely tempted, I would thoroughly recommend having a go. Wear comfortable shoes and get is a great.

- - #6760

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Saturday 8th December 2018

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