Sculpture Workshop: Clay Animals - Short Courses Sydney

Sculpture Workshop: Clay Animals

What you'll learn

Learn how to sculpt with our short sculpture courses in Sydney!

Embark on an exciting journey into the world of clay artistry with our fun intensive workshop. In this workshop you will sculpt your favourite animal or pet under the guidance of a skilled tutor. Through hands-on practice, you'll learn essential techniques like blocking in, modeling, carving, texturing, and finishing, allowing you to capture the essence of your chosen subject. 

Your experienced instructor will offer personalised support and feedback at every stage, helping you bring your animal sculpture to life, whether you prefer an abstract interpretation or a unique rendition of your chosen animal. This workshop is crafted to accommodate individuals who are just starting out on their sculpting journey as well as those who already have some level of experience. 

Please be aware that we don't have a kiln available on-site. However, our tutor will gladly offer guidance during class on where you can take your sculpture for firing.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this sculpture workshop, you should be able to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of form, proportion, and expression in relation to your subject matter.
  • Use various techniques of clay modelling and construction to capture the unique characteristics of your pet or animal.
  • Explore creative approaches to portraying your pet or animal in abstract and symbolic styles

Course content

What will be covered in this sculpture workshop?

  • Learn the fundamentals of clay sculpture, including hand-building and slab-building techniques.
  • Study reference imagery of your pet to analyse key features and characteristics.
  • Receive step-by-step guidance on sculpting your pet, focusing on capturing expression and personality.
  • Explore methods for detailing and refining your sculpture, adding texture, fur, and other unique features.

Intended audience

Who is this sculpture workshop?

 Regardless of your previous experience level or if you are a beginner, this course provides valuable insights and practical techniques to help you grow as an artist.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Bring in several black and white A4 prints as large as possible of your chosen subject. Some pictures can be printed at the front office before class provided you have an apple device and can airdrop them to the site coordinator for printing.  
  • Please bring in a box or board for transporting your sculpture.

What we provide:

  • 1/2 a slab of Keane's hand-building clay
  •  Sculpture tools 

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • There is no kiln onsite for firing, the tutor will provide information about local firing services.
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes or bring an apron

Course tutors

Kassandra Bossell Master of Fine Arts (Research), 2018, UNSW Art & Design, Bachelor Visual Arts, 1990 USYD, Bachelor of Arts, 1986, USYD. She exhibits nationally and internationally, creates...

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Sculpture Workshop: Clay Animals

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$250 $225 Limited inc GST / $200 / $225
Workshop fee includes clay and a basic tool kit.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Sculpture Workshop: Clay Animals