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Life Head or Figure Sculpture in Clay - 'Quirky Workshops' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater

Life Head or Figure Sculpture in Clay -  'Quirky Workshops' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
CA11 0UT

Course Length: 1 day 9.30am-4pm

Price: £75

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Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.

Head Sculpture Dates: 27th 2017
Figure Sculpture: 28th July 2017

Both courses are suitable for beginners and those with experience.

You will be working in clay using an armature made from wooden skewers (kebab sticks), these offer a temporary support that is easily removed from the model, useful if the work is to be fired.

References can include (live) real human model (clothed), drawings and or photographs, or computer generated 3d model printouts. Damien can provide these or bring along your own photos.

Figure size is based on creating a work that is easily portable and manageable and can be produced from a 12- 25kg bag of clay.

Figure size: I recommend 5:1 or ½ cm (5mm) to 1 inch. This would produce a standing figure based on a 6ft figure of approx. 18 inches (45cm) tall, which typically will produce a smaller sculpture when posed sitting or reclining.

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks : fresh coffee & home made biscuits, a lovely 2 course Aga lunch served in our farmhouse kitchen or outside in the Greystoke Cycle Cafe Tea Garden as soon as it's warm enough. To finish off the day, a freshly made Cream Tea (including Aga-baked scones, cream and jam).

The tutor will provide aprons, clay modelling tools and the clay which will be between £12 and £20. Armatures for the Head sculpture day will be available. Students may take their pieces home for firing or allow them to dry unfired. Numbers permitting we hope to use a live model for the days if and additional charges may apply for life models for those classes from £10 to to £25 per student depending on numbers.

Our days are considered special treats; many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.

We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.

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