About the Course
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.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you.
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?
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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