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Life head sculpture in clay - 'Quirky Workshops' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater

Duration: 1 day 9.30am-4pm

Price: £75

Book with: Annie Swarbrick
at Quirky Workshops at Greystoke Craft Garden (formerly Cycle Cafe)

Greystoke Craft Garden
CA11 0UT

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About the Course

Spend a day learning the principles of Life head sculpture in clay with professional Sculptor, Damien Rochford.

Using a life size bust created by Damien you will start the day by adding clay to a pre-prepared armature that Damien has made for each student for the class. As the layers are built up you will learn the principles of the process, using various techniques where necessary in terms of scaling and support.
This course is 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.

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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. Students may take their pieces home for firing or allow them to dry unfired.

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 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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Course Start Dates

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

  • Suitable for beginners

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