Hare Sculpture workshop with Jo Garden Art in beautiful Norfolk/Suffolk
** January - April 2024 dates now available ** On this fun filled and absorbing one day Hare Sculpture workshop you will sculpt your very own moon-gazing or ‘in motion’ hare to take home! No experience is needed as Jo guides you through every step. Your hare sculpture will be weather proof and can live outside! We start with a steel stand and aluminium wire armature which has been pre-made for you (although later in the day we will make an armature together so you can understand the technique). You can easily move features of the armature to your own personalised ‘pose’, making every sculpture completely unique. At this stage you can also place a personal message into the heart of your hare (poignant for moon gazing hares), or you can include a lock of hair, cremation ashes etc. The body of the hare is shaped with foil over the wire armature, then layers of waterproof plaster are then added, with a final coat of weather resistant bronze colour and ‘kiss’ of gilding cream to bring your sculpture to life (the magic moment!). Depending on the pose you have chosen (and whether ears are up or down), your sculpture will stand between 25 - 30 centimetres high and weigh about 1 kilo. The sculptures are weather resistant so pop your hare outside to moon-gazing or leap about your garden or patio! There may be a choice to upgrade the size of hare to a medium (50cm) or large (75cm) hare. See the photo on this page of them sitting under a pine tree to see the size difference. Details and prices of upgrades available are provided closer to the workshop date. We also run amazing Two Day Sculpture workshops where you can make your own design of sculpture. Often these are large and bespoke - check out the photos on the Jo Garden Art Two Day Sculpture here on Craft Course website. Press 'All listings' button at the very bottom of this page to see information! New to 2023 - a beautiful Abstract Slate Mosaic workshop, totally different from normal mosaic - to see details either press 'All listings' button at the very bottom of this page, or put 'mosaic' into the search bar and hunt for me! Jo Garden Art's rural workshop is modern with air conditioning, spacious and bright, set in beautiful quiet countryside just outside the village of Hepworth on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. It's within easy reach of Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge for those of you having a break in the area. The Jo Garden Art sculpture kits to make at home or for gifts will be available to take away at discounted prices. Our workshops are friendly, fun and relaxing aimed at all age groups from the age of 14 onwards (children from 14 to 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult). If you cannot make any of the workshop dates and would like to create the same hare at home - please click on 'All listings' button at the bottom of this page where you will see 'Hare Sculpture Kit' for £49. Or if you would like to make a full sized hare, there is the 'Full Sized Hare Sculpture Kit' for £89. A detailed YouTube video of Jo showing you each stage of making your hare is included for you to watch as many times as you wish 😃. If you have any questions prior to booking, please make contact.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included for your sculpture (please note there is a £5 surcharge payable on the day for the leaping or running hare versions). If available, upgrades to larger hare sizes have an extra charge (availability & price provided closer to the workshop date). Aprons are provided, but please wear old clothes and shoes as there is a mucky moment! Each student has access to their own set of tools (so no waiting for others to finish!). Tea, coffee, water and snacks are available throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch. Fridge space is available. We have three acres of grounds to stretch your legs (probably accompanied by our friendly Cockapoos).
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Welcome 😃 I'm Jo Garden. I call myself a 'facilitator' as my joy is enabling people of any skill to achieve something they did not expect, plus have time away from the everyday stresses of normal life. My sculpture & slate mosaic workshops are broken down into small stages which result in amazing sculptures and works of art regardless of your artistic ability (honestly). If you purchase a kit, there is a full length video of me making the sculpture which you can watch as many times as you wish. If attending a workshop, my peaceful studio is tucked into the garden surrounded by trees and wildlife making it a very tranquil and stress busting. I run several workshops a month but am often booked up for months in advance. If you book a long way in the future, I do make contact if I have cancellations and can move you forward. Please do not hesitate to message me if you have any questions. Jo x
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