2 September | Looking at the Body Like Rodin (adults)

Sculpture class working with a life model

Date: 2 September
Times: 10.00-17.00 (lunch 13.00-14.00)
Course: £175
Biscuit firing of each maquette: £10

*Glaze session: 13 September *if you wish to attend this course, you will need to get your work biscuit fired.

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).

Course Description:

Starting with an illustrated talk about Rodin’s life, loves and path as a sculptor, his influences, contemporaries and legacy, we’ll examine what set him apart from other sculptors, how his work conveyed such emotion and movement.

During the day, we’ll work with two life models, borrowing from Rodin’s male and female poses.  We’ll have a go at some of the masters techniques, drawing in line and wash and making clay sculpture studies.

The cost of this course includes material allowance of 10 kg per person and at the end of the session, you can either choose to take your sculptures 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.

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.