Life Wax Sculpture Day Classes
Have you ever wanted to give sculpture a try? I offer a 1 day wax sculpture class at my studio in Dorking. We'll be working from the nude life model and using black modelling wax and aluminium wire. The aim is to create a small (about 6") sculpture which you get to take home at the end of the day.
We'll get started at 10am and finish at 5pm with a 1 hour break at 1pm for lunch and several tea breaks throughout the day. It's a fun day packed with learning and includes some observational drawing and live demos. I only take 6 students on the course so you get lots of personal tuition.
All materials are supplied.
Tea and coffee is provided but do bring a pack lunch or pop into Dorking town centre 5 mins walk away with its many cafes, pubs and restaurants.
10:30 Sketching & understanding the pose. Starting the armature.
11:30 Tea/coffee break.
12:00 Building the armature, padding out.
1:00 Lunch (Please bring a pack lunch or pop into town.)
2:00 Basic form in Wax
3:30 Tea/coffee break.
The studio and art school is closed until further notice.
1:1 tutoring is available if that is of interest.
(Includes all materials and model fees plus tea/coffee.)
"Just to add that it was an amazing session.....with, I think, all of us having not attempted anything like it before, the results at the end of several hours of intensive concentration, were quite remarkable. Attributed to some excellent advice and help, and a very patient model! Thoroughly recommend."
"Thank you for the very enjoyable day I had yesterday learning how to make a wax sculpture. I found it fascinating and was very pleased to bring my completed sculpture home at the end of the lesson. A wonderful and very interesting way to spend a day!"
"Thank you so much for my very first day making a sculpture. It was well organised with sketching, wire forming and finally wax modelling and it all enabled me to get over my misconception that true sculpture is hammer and chisel work on slabs of marble! The tuition was excellent, both generally and individually and I learnt a great deal that will now spur me on to further work in this medium."
"I enjoyed the day enormously. It was hugely satisfying to go home at the end of the day with a piece of work that, whilst imperfect, was something that I felt proud of. It is a great method of working and everyone in the class, irrespective of experience or ability, concluded the day with an impressive sculpture. It really helped me to understand how to look at and appreciate 3-dimensional human form and I came to understand that drawing and model making should be complimentary parts of a single process of learning to see."
• To help students "rediscover their sense of wonder" though the practice of observational drawing & painting
• To help artists improve practical skills with tuition whilst preserving their unique artistic voice.
• To provide a fun, nurturing, peaceful and loving environment in which to create art.