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Sculpture at Bull Mill Arts Wiltshire
Develop and refine your practical and creative sculpture skills, by exploring a complete creative arc: from preparatory working drawings and observation skills, to the development of a three-dimensional composition, and practical methods for constructing, modelling and finishing your sculpture. The next sculpture course is: THE HUMAN FIGURE: ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS 2-day workshop using sculptors wax and armatures. We will be working from a female life model with guidance from an osteopath and a sculptor. This workshop focuses on the structure of the torso incorporating anatomical knowledge into your finished wax sculpture. These workshops are designed to be accessible for beginners, and also contain valuable information for experienced practicing artists. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of the human figure. Workshops can be attended as a one-off or they can be attended as an ongoing course and cumulative study of the human form. Day 1: We will begin the day on Saturday by making some preparatory observational sketches from a female life model (no special drawing skills are required for this exercise!) and discuss three dimensional composition and proportions of the human figure in art. By the afternoon you will be making your wire armature and beginning to build your sculpture in sculptors wax. Day 2: On Sunday morning, our life model returns with our anatomy expert Daniel Petkoff (registered osteopath) to identify the bones, bumps and bulges of the body and describe the structure of the ribcage and torso, and how to incorporate this knowledge into your sculpture. You'll continue working on your sculpture throughout the afternoon to refine the final detail of your sculpture. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to practicing artists. All sculpting tools and materials are provided. Places are limited to 8 people. Wear appropriate studio clothes, overalls or aprons. Tea/coffee/refreshments are available all day. Please bring a packed lunch - weather permitting you may lunch by the river beside the mill or take a walk in the beautiful Southleigh Woods beyond. The workshops and courses are held in The Old Pottery, a converted barn with high ceilings, white walls and natural light and spot lights. It is one of several studios at Bull Mill Arts, a collection of artists’ workspaces and houses established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate. The old mill house is on the banks of the river Wylye surrounded by water meadows and ancient woodland. It is a secluded and peaceful setting easily accessible from the local market town of Warminster. Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award winning sculptor with 25 years of professional experience. She uses clay, paper, wax and plaster in the construction and modelling of her sculptures for casting into bronze. Olivia studied at Goldsmiths’ College (BA Hons Art & Art History 1990-1993) and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Her studio is at Bull Mill Arts in Wiltshire and her work is exhibited in London and throughout the UK.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided for the workshop, including sculptors wax, armature wire, sculpture base, and a full range of sculpting tools. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, from beginners to practicing artists. Numbers are limited to 8 participants to ensure plenty of one-to-one tuition. Please bring your sketchbook and preferred drawing utensils. You may also bring preparatory work and reference material should you wish. Wear appropriate studio clothes, overalls or aprons. Tea/coffee/refreshments are available all day. Please bring a packed lunch - weather permitting you may lunch by the river beside the mill or take a walk in the lovely Southleigh Woods beyond.
2 days (10:00am to 4:00am)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Olivia Clifton-Bligh at Bull Mill Arts
with Craft Courses since 2018Message the tutor
Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award winning sculptor and printmaker. She studied at Goldsmiths' College (Fine Art & Art History BA Hons.) She is a resident artist at Bull Mill Arts, a creative community established by Lord Bath on the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire. Olivia is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and of the Printmakers Council; her work is exhibited in London and throughout the UK.
- Suitable for beginners
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- Intermediate level
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