Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Large-Scale Clay Sculpture class

Sculpture in the Vineyards is happy to present Margo Gabsi again with her popular clay sculpture workshop. Last years class was a huge success and we expect the word to spread...

This workshop will take participants on an intensive journey into the creative possibilities of clay sculpture. Discover a new way of working with clay. Pieces are made hollow and without armature. Master the technique of clay sculpture and complete a resolved work up to 80cm in height in 2 days.

In this workshop, participants are taken through a process of developing ideas, using pictures of various styles of sculpture as a starting point. Participants then do simple sketches of the piece they would like to make. A model or marquette of the piece is then produced. Participants are then shown the slab building technique that will be used for the larger piece. Participants then launch into their large-scale sculpture. It is possible to work in a realistic, simplified or exaggerated style. Subject matter can be a figure, bust, animal, garden feature or an organic form.

Margo has taught clay classes extensively in Sydney and country NSW. She has taught at The Art Gallery of NSW since 1998, as well as at Sturt Summer School at Mittagong, Brett Whiteley Gallery, Workshop Arts Centre Willoughby and at private and public schools throughout NSW. She has also made public artworks for Liverpool and Fairfield councils.
The workshop is suitable for beginners or those already experienced with clay.

Cost $250. This includes all materials and tuition.

If you are interested in attending please ring Margo 02 9606 4526 for bookings.
Payment in full is required to secure your booking. Cheques made out to M.Gabsi, 111 Rossmore Cres, Rossmore 2557.
Please wear old clothes, bring an apron, a mug, and lunch.

Horse Heaven Gallery, Negro Street, Wollombi

November 3-4, 2007

(Saturday 10am-4pm Sunday 9am-3pm)