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Open Studio Sculpture | Term Two, 2023

Wondering about sculpture?
Curiosity is the key!!
Start with a basic idea and, with help from your tutor, learn processes and technical skills to extend your creative practice in your areas of interest.
If you are uncertain just where to start, no problem, your tutor can assist you to decide on a suitable project which will focus on your areas of interest.
Students wishing to work with clay must have attended the beginners ceramic class or equivalent. Cast glass projects maximum weight per project 2 kg.


* Introductions and studio orientation
* Best practice guidelines
* Assistance to decide on a sculptural project which incorporates your own ideas and skill set...using materials which you are curious about
* Individual and group discussions about processes, tips, and tricks which are relevant to your project as it unfolds
* Encouragement to observe what your fellow classmates are doing so that you consider other materials and sculptural processes which you may wish to explore in the future


* Explore material and a set of processes to make a sculptural project of interest to you
* Follow best practice guidelines
* Glean information about other sculptural processes
* Extend your creative practice
* Have fun!


* A deeper understanding of the material and a working knowledge of a clear set of processes which are relevant to your project * A completed project or progression of a set of processes. (Note - some projects are complex and may require a longer time frame to complete) * An extended creative practice which incorporates the processes and ideas you explore * Exposure to other processes and materials which you may wish to explore in the future.

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Class Type: Mains Class
Tutor: Mel Ford
  • Every Thursday (08 May - 23 Jun)
  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Materials cost: Dependent on project. $35 firing fee for students working with kiln-fired glass or clay. There is a 10 kg fired weight maximum.
    Casual Students: $630.00 + materials
  • Hot Arts 2 – Ceramics / Wax
  • 10 (Max number of students)
Required Materials:
* Work shirt or apron
* Appropriate particulate dust mask for students working with dry materials such as plaster, clay and silica
* Since you decide on the specific materials which you may wish to work with, some may need to be purchased elsewhere. Please check with the materials shop first
* Mel can suggest where to source specific materials not supplied by the school materials shop