11 August | That Cat – What a Character! (age 6+)

Family sculpture class

Date: 11 August
Times: AM session 10.00-12.30 and PM session 14.00-16.30
Tutor: Finn Bush

£25 child*, £15 adult who is accompanying child(children)
£50 adult without a child
Biscuit firing £18 per piece

Course Description:

Everyone knows that cats are real characters. In this workshop we will be looking at cats through the illustrations of Louis Wain. You will construct a slab built cat character in a decorative Art Deco style, letting your imagination lead the way you can use geometric shapes to express yourself as playfully as a kitten.

The cost of this course includes material allowance of 3 kg per person and at the end of the session, you can either choose to take your sculpture home unfired, or you can opt for us to biscuit fire your work to make it permanent. Once you collect your piece biscuit fired, you can choose to paint it at home using any paint or you can return to glaze your piece in one of our glaze sessions.

Clay tutor Finn Bush is experienced in working both in education and the decorative arts practice. Ceramics has been Finn’s major means for expression right from earliest childhood attempts in his parents’ studio and during his creative career he developed a direct ‘hands on’ attitude to the use of materials and expanded his knowledge mainly on a ‘trial and error’ basis.  He studied painting at art school but he believes in the freedom of vision offered by the material knowledge. Through his teaching Finn seeks to bring character and sense of freedom to the materials he uses.

Bring: apron, pencil, notebook. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

This course is intended for all ages. *Children aged 6+ are welcome to come with their adult.