Clay Sculpture Workshop Dates With Jan Sweeney In 2017

Posted on Saturday, 05 November 2016 07:28AM by

You want to make a sculpture. There is an artist inside you. You have the idea and you have the creative urge. But how do you get from your creative idea to the dramatic piece on your sideboard or your terrace. No, it isn’t easy but it is easier than it looks. And it is hugely exciting and satisfying. A course in Jan Sweeney’s Somerset studio will give you the key to unlock that world.

Jan is not only a world renowned wildlife artist she is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher. She has her own method of creating the bronze sculptures which have sold all over the world but has the flexibility to help you develop your own signature methods and style.

The key to Jan’s own work is the untouched wilderness of the Zambesi valley from which she takes much of her inspiration. What matters most to Jan and makes her work instantly recognizable is energy and movement. Both the courses below will give you an insight to how she does that and help you develop your own skills and style. You will learn but most of all you will have fun.

Courses take place in Jan’s Studio in a peaceful village in the beautiful Polden Hills in Somerset. A situation which provides the peace and tranquillity to help release your inner creative spirit.

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available in the locality.

This course is offered over a choice of 2 or 5 days. The purpose of the course is to produce your own finished clay sculpture. Participants will learn how to work with clay and in particular how to build up a structure working with hollow forms as opposed to solid clay. Jan is one of the few artists to use this method. The advantage is that it produces a light model which is easy to work with, needs no complex system of supports and wires and crucially is much easier and quicker to fire in a kiln.

The clay sculpture may then be taken home as it is, or it may be left at the studio to be fired after drying.

All tools will be provided but material will be provided at cost to allow each student to make their own choice of the size and complexity of the sculpture they want to create. Firing may attract an additional charge.

Clay Sculpture Workshops for 2017

June 23rd - 25th
July 28th to 30th
August 25th to 27th
September 22nd to 24th
October 20th to 22nd
(0) 1278 722023

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