Wednesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2019 From 6 – 9 pm
Course Cost: £170
Sculptor Alan Herriot will be leading this class and supporting students to make a figurative sculpture in clay on a metal and wire armature. Examples of outcomes include; a Portrait head, a Standing or Reclining Figure or an Animal.
Please bring along sketches, photographs and an idea of what you would like to make to discuss with Alan at the first session. The teaching will focus on anatomy, proportion, scale and balance and will be adapted to each individual project.
Students can take their clay work away at the end of the course or have the work cast into Resin or Bronze by the Foundry.
This course is open to beginners and experienced sculptors and places are limited to 10. There will be a 15% discount on Casting services for course students. All materials are provided and there is a fully equipped tea room with tea, coffee and refreshments.
Alan Beattie Herriot is an accomplished draughtsman and realist sculptor he makes monumental figurative sculptures in clay for civic monuments. He has work sited throughout the U.K. including Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh and Aberdeen University.
Course cost: £260
The Figure : Making and Meaning with sculptor Kenny Hunter
Kenny will be leading this Clay Modelling course on the narrative possibilities of the Figure in Sculpture at Powderhall Bronze.
* Please note the course dates have changed and this course will now run in March 2019.
Kenny will give an Introductory ArtistsTalk on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 from 6 - 9 pm
The talk and slideshow will introduce new approaches to working with the figure in sculpture and will be followed by a discussion when questions about making and process can be addressed.
The Two-day clay workshop will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March from 10 – 4pm.
During the workshops you will have the opportunity to develop your technical ability in clay modelling and creative thinking about figurative sculpture. Students are invited to do some research to decide upon a pose for their work and provide initial sketches / ideas prior to the weekend clay workshops.
In discussion with Kenny and fellow students you will be encouraged to develop your own response to the figure and learn how meaning can be embedded in the artwork through subject, scale, surface and materials. The weekend will begin with a morning session assessing initial ideas followed by armature building. The rest of the weekend will taken up with the development of your work in clay with the support of the tutor.
This is a complete course and all art materials will be provided. Places are limited to 10 and the course is open to beginners and experienced sculptors.
We have a fully equipped and accessible tea room where lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday by Edinburgh's CAFE MILK http://www.cafemilk.co.uk/ Please let us know if you are Vegetarian, Vegan or have other dietary requirements as all diets can be catered for.
There will be a 15% discount on any subsequent Foundry Casting Services for course students.
Kenny Hunter exhibits his work worldwide including producing large scale monumental public sculpture. He is also a Lecturer in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art. To view Kenny's work please visit www.kenny-hunter.com
Course cost: £260