Sculpture workshop two days with Jo Garden Art in beautiful rural Norfolk/Suffolk border setting



Please note: Seven Two Day Workshops are scheduled for 2024, and all are now fully booked. If you wish to go on the cancellation waiting list please message me. (The Christmas date showing availability is not an actual workshop, but if I do not show an active date, this listing disappears and I need it showing for those who have booked so they can see sculpture ideas!). This absorbing two day sculpture workshop is aimed at absolute beginners. You choose from a varied list of sculptures to make (cat, dog, owl, horse, leaping & running large hares, abstract humans etc - most are within the photos), and during the workshop you will be guided by me each step of the way. Every sculpture always ends up unique as you can tweak lots of aspects to your own style. If you would like to see the current ‘Sculpture Menu’ you can choose from, please message me. You start with a steel stand (armature) which will have been welded by us in advance of the workshop. The armature is the strength and 'backbone' of your piece. During the workshop you build up the sculpture with wire, aluminium foil, Mod Roc (plaster bandage), and specialist outdoor plaster (we will have planned each stage and will guide you). You apply a finish which is weather resistant so your sculpture can be placed in your garden or on your patio (with the exception of the ‘Stack of People’ which is not weather resistant). Weather damage, knocks and breakages over time are easily repaired. *Pricing. The workshop price of £300 includes the equivalent armature and materials costs of a large sitting hare (eg moongazing), finished in bronze Powertex paint. All other sculptures will incur an additional cost relating to armature complexity and material costs. This is normally £95 with a couple of exceptions. We now have a stunning range of weather resistant metal finishes including Pewter, Iron (which will rust), Copper & Bronze (which can patinate into the most gorgeous blues and greens). These finishes have an extra charge depending on size of sculpture, but usually between £30 - £40. On day 2, whilst finishing products are drying on your main sculpture, you will have some 'clay play' time to make an additional small sculpture. This could be one of our clay kit ideas; cat, dog, hare - or for a £5 supplement, one of our small human sculptures. Please note that this is a 2-day course but only Day 1 shows as available in the calendar. Just book a place on this date, and it will include the full 2-day course i.e. 2 consecutive days. Our studio is modern with air conditioning - warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It's 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 holiday 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. They are suitable for beginners and ages over the age of 14 (children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Two day workshop numbers are kept to a maximum of 4 to allow for plenty of studio space and time with Jo. If anyone has special needs, please contact before booking so we can discuss requirements. If you would like to make the large Moongazing Hare at home, we now have a fabulous kit available - click on the 'More from this Maker' button and scroll down to 'Large Hare Sculpture Kit' which is £89. A fully detailed YouTube video of me showing each step is included. Please note, the studio is in a rural location without any public transport, so you will need a car to reach us. Airbnb have lots of accommodation within a few minutes reach for those wishing to take a break in this beautiful part of the county.

What's included in the price?

- The workshop price includes the equivalent armature and materials costs of a large sitting hare (eg moongazing), finished in standard paint. All other sculptures incur an additional cost relating to complexity and material costs. This is normally £95 with a couple of exceptions. Specialist metal paint (copper, bronze & iron) which can be patinated/rusted is available at an extra cost depending on size of sculpture. - Aprons are provided (but please wear old clothes as things can get messy!) - 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 lunch (fridge space & microwave is available) - We have three acres of grounds to stretch your legs (probably accompanied by our friendly Cockapoos).


2 days

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Jo Garden Art

with Craft Courses since 2019

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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

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Hearing impaired
  • Weekends
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Hen dos
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Romantic
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Pet lovers
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Christmas
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