5 day sculpture and casting workshop
For beginner and advanced students
Tuesday, then a break followed by 4 consecutive days
Tuesday 16 October, Saturday 20 October, Sunday 21 October, Monday 22 October, Tuesday 23 October, at 12.30 - 5.30pm
Bart Sanciolo’s many public and private commissions include a ten metre, freestanding bronze high-relief depicting Dante’s Divine Comedy. This piece at La Trobe University is now classified as a work of cultural significance by the National Trust. Four over life-size sculpture groups grace the internal moats of 101 Collins Street, Melbourne. There are many more of Bart’s large figures commissioned by religious institutions here and in Europe.
Modelling the human head workshop
Workshop participants, beginner or advanced, will develop a source of interpretation and expression of the subject. The anatomy of the head will be approached with confidence and understanding through drawing and sculpture.
Tuesday 16 October 12.30 - 5.30pm
Day 1: Choosing subject matter
Working drawings of the head – developing front, top and side views. Drafting and proportions. Bart will demonstrate, followed by a hands-on start where participants begin their sculpture.
Saturday 20 October 12.30 - 5.30pm
Day 2: Guidelines and tricks for working with plasticene
Understanding the anatomy of the head and construction of ears, eyes, nose and mouth. Gender and expressive characteristics in sculpture. Participants continue modelling on their sculpture.
Sunday 21 October 12.30 - 5.30pm
Day 3: Working your sculpture
Understanding the expressive potential of distortion. Adding final details. Show and tell – discussion and evaluation.
Monday 22 October 12.30 - 5.30pm
Day 4: Finish modelling, starting casting
Casting stage 1: Techniques of working with plaster and making a plaster mould. Opening of plaster mould and preparing for casting artwork into plaster.
Tuesday 23 October 12.30 - 5.30pm
Day 5: Casting artwork into plaster
Opening moulds and preparing castings for finishing. Applying finishes. Debriefing; discussion; display and evaluation.
Participants wishing to have a bronze cast of their work can take advantage of our foundry group rate.
Please pay by credit card where possible, to avoid delays in having your place confirmed.
Students will be modeling with plastecine and casting in plaster (all these materials are supplied.