Jo Garden's two day sculpture workshop can be used to create larger or multiple sculptures such as Boxing Hares, Giacometti inspired pieces, or your own design. The two day workshops are limited to four per year, so please contact Jo for availability before purchasing a Craft Course voucher.
Although no absolutely no previous experience is needed, we will be using most of the techniques used in the one day Hare Sculpture Workshop, so if you have attended one of those you will be in the best position to make the most of the weekend. We have a YouTube video showing Jo making a typical 2 day sculpture - please go onto YouTube and search Jo Garden Art (cannot put links in this description!).
We start with steel stands and build up the sculpture with wire armatures, Mod Roc, plaster or air drying clay. The size of the steel stand can be adapted to your ideas as these become the strength and 'backbone' of the piece. For bespoke stands I would need at least two weeks notice to allow for welding etc. In some cases there may be an extra charge if the steel work is complex. Please check they can fit into your vehicle!
I would discuss ideas prior to the workshop to ensure you can start immediately on your masterpiece.
We using products which are water resistant so your sculpture can be placed in your garden or on your patio.
Our workshops are friendly, fun and relaxing. They are suitable for all abilities and age groups (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Two day workshop numbers are kept to a maximum of 4 to allow for plenty of studio space and time with Jo. Please check availability with Jo prior to purchasing a Craft Course Gift Voucher.
More information on my website, please press ‘book online’ to see the website (no obligation to book!).
Coronavirus / COVID-19
Sadly, workshops up until the end of May have been cancelled. All delegates have been contacted with refunds or postponement to a new date. I have only two 2-Day workshop dates this year (maximum of 4 delegates), so spaces are limited. Please do not purchase a Craft Course voucher without initially contacting me to check availability. If you do not wish to book a date in case the situation continues, then please email me and I will make contact when social distancing has finished. Hopefully the situation will be improved by the summer and we can enjoy sharing the love of sculpture. I will be adding some photos of my work over these quiet months! Please stay healthy and positive. Jo x
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials are included for your sculpture.
Aprons are provided.
Each student has access to their own set of tools (so no waiting for others to finish!)
Tea, coffee, water and biscuits are available throughout the day
We have three acres of grounds to stretch your legs (probably accompanied by our friendly Cockapoo's).
Jo Garden at Jo Garden Art
Acorns, Beck Street Hepworth Diss Suffolk IP22 2PN
What a wonderful weekend! In a beautiful setting with a well equipped studio, Jo provides a warm and welcoming environment and is incredibly generous with her time and expertise. She guided us all through the steps required to create our individual sculptures with simple instructions and clarity, offering help when needed but also allowing our own creative process to blossom. My leaping hare sculpture has exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to placing it in my garden. Thanks also to Andy who helped pack it securely in my campervan!
I shall be recommending this course to friends and very much hope to do another one with Jo.
Thank you so much Francesca - and so pleased you and your beautiful hare had an uneventful journey back home in your gorgeous campervan ;-) I look forward to seeing you again and perhaps we can have a play with cold wax painting!
An absolutely brilliant weekend.
Having arrived with zero experience and a head full of dreams and aspirations, Jo and Andy literally encouraged, guided and gently taught me all the stages and techniques to realise and create a garden sculpture that has genuinely exceeded all expectations.
In a beautiful relaxed location and well equipped studio, they have created a warm, welcoming and the most friendly atmosphere, where all participants can not fail to be inspired.
Thank you so much. It's an experience I shall never forget.
I will remember my weekend of being a sculptor every time I look at my 'running man'. :-)
Thank you for your lovely review Robert ;-) It was a pleasure working with you and your homage to the world record marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge was truly fabulous. I can't wait to see a picture of him in his final position in your garden!
Had great fun on both of Jo’s courses and produced some very pleasing sculptures. Lovely location and good company (inc the dogs!)
Thank you Peggy! Your tall Giacometti handstand man as re-inspired me to make another version myself for the front garden - much to Andy's horror it's likely to be over 6 feet tall and then put onto a high stand ;-) ;-) ;-)