Date: 1 September
Times: 10.00-17.00 (lunch 13.00-14.00)
Tutor: Charlotte Moreton
Please note – lunch is not included in the cost of the course. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. Or why not have your lunch in our amazing Mess Restaurant in Messums Wiltshire Gallery in Tisbury? The Mess restaurant is open Thursday to Monday (11 – 3pm).
This is a fun workshop working to create a lively, expressive sculpture of a dog. The techniques learned today can be used to make a sculpture of any other animal in the future. Measuring from life (young Labrador) and referring to anatomy texts you’ll begin by creating a scale armature from aluminium wire. This will be built up in plaster and scrim, looking at muscle shapes, surface texture and character. We’ll be inspired by the work of past and present animal sculptors, such as Elisabeth Frink, Marino Marini and Mark Coreth.
Charlotte Moreton is a Salisbury based artist who trained at the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture (1999-2001). Her practice derives from nature and her background in nature conservation work and her sculpture is greatly influenced by trees and nature. Described by Jonathan Dimbleby as “A very talented sculptor”, Charlotte is also experienced and insightful and sensitive tutor.
Bring: apron, pencil, notebook. Please wear closed-toe shoes.
This course is intended for all ages. *Children aged 16+ are welcome to come with their adults.