Come and enjoy our newest addition of workshops to Visual Arts Brampton! This is an 8-week program for students of all skill levels and will teach traditional and modern processes to produce these dimensional sculptures. The workshop includes all required materials but students may also decide to buy additional materials. Students will explore and make:
- A subtractive sculpture
- A wire armature with finishing
- A hand built clay additive sculpture ready for firing
- Paper made by hand
- A durable paper sculpture
Dates: Sunday Mornings - April 23 to June 25, 2017 (No class May 14, June 18)
Time: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Price: $250 for non-members, $200 with a membership (Includes Materials)
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Registration Deadline: Sunday April 16, 2017
What Students will Learn
- Week 1 - Part 1 – Students will draw their idea for their subtractive sculpture from 1-4 angles. Learn to make molds with plaster of Paris.
- Week 2 - Part 2 – Drawn design idea will be penciled on dried molds and the subtracting (carving) starts.
- Week 3 - Part 1 – Wire sculpture armature based on a human position, plaster bandages to be molded to armature.
- Week 4 - Part 2 – Finished plaster sculpture dressed with fabric to emulate clothes, movement and colour without paint.
- Week 5 - Part 1 – Start building a clay sculpture.
- Week 6 - Part 2 – Clay sculpture to be finished.
- Week 7 - Part 1 – Learn to make handmade paper with colour and/or items embedded.
- Week 8 - Part 2 – Handmade paper is then used to make a 2 or 3D sculpture with this hard and durable paper.
About the Instructor
Originally from Montreal, Colleen Dee is a BFA graduate in Fine Arts and Design where she spent 20 years in the Marketing and Advertising industry as an international Graphic Designer. In her more recent years, she has taught Art & Crafts these last 7 years to children and adults in Vietnam, Cambodia and Canada. Lately she has put aside her commercial skills to focus on her fine art roots. "I love creative expression in so many art forms and have always enjoyed working with different materials and mediums. I'm very active in the artisan arena with my many interests: paper mache, paper art, printmaking, sculpting and photo art as well as giving workshops. I enjoy giving talks about my international teaching experiences working with children and adults".
All materials are included in the workshop fee and will be provided by the instructor.
How to Register
Advanced registration is required for workshops. Registration closes Sunday April 16, 2017.
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To register for this workshop in person, contact us or come into the studio during our regular hours. Payment in the form of cash, cheque or credit card is accepted at the time of registration.
Policies & Procedures
By registering for this program, you agree that you have read and understand our Program Policies & Procedures.