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Clay Modelling: The Figure Making and Meaning with Kenny Hunter

Clay Modelling: The Figure Making and Meaning with Kenny Hunter

Duration: Artists talk and 2 day workshop

Price: £260

Run by: Ursula Hunter
at Powderhall Bronze Art Studio

18 - 19 West Harbour Road
Granton
Edinburgh
Edinburgh City
EH5 1PN

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About the Course

The Figure : Making and Meaning with sculptor Kenny Hunter

Kenny will be leading this Clay Modelling course on the narrative possibilities of the Figure in Sculpture at Powderhall Bronze.

* Please note the course dates have changed and this course will now run in March 2019. Kenny will give an Introductory ArtistsTalk on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 from 6 - 9 pm

The talk and slideshow will introduce new approaches to working with the figure in sculpture and will be followed by a discussion when questions about making and process can be addressed.

The Two-day clay workshop will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March from 10 – 4pm.

During the workshops you will have the opportunity to develop your technical ability in clay modelling and creative thinking about figurative sculpture. Students are invited to do some research to decide upon a pose for their work and provide initial sketches / ideas prior to the weekend clay workshops.

In discussion with Kenny and fellow students you will be encouraged to develop your own response to the figure and learn how meaning can be embedded in the artwork through subject, scale, surface and materials. The weekend will begin with a morning session assessing initial ideas followed by armature building. The rest of the weekend will taken up with the development of your work in clay with the support of the tutor.

This is a complete course and all art materials will be provided. Places are limited to 10 and the course is open to beginners and experienced sculptors. We have a fully equipped and accessible tea room where lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday by Edinburgh's CAFE MILK http://www.cafemilk.co.uk/ Please let us know if you are Vegetarian, Vegan or have other dietary requirements as all diets can be catered for.

There will be a 15% discount on any subsequent Foundry Casting Services for course students.

Kenny Hunter exhibits his work worldwide including producing large scale monumental public sculpture. He is also a Lecturer in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art.

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

What's included in the price?

An artists talk on figurative sculpture and expert advice and tuition in clay modelling from Kenny Hunter. All art materials including a metal armature for your sculpture will be provided. The course fee also includes a lovely lunch prepared by Edinburgh's Cafe Milk which will be delivered to our tearoom at Powderhall Bronze on Saturday and Sunday.



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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups