Clay Figure Sculpture Class

Learn figure sculpting with a live model


Kassandra Bossell
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

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6 hours 1 to 12 label $161 - $189 ($189 per student when you book for 1 student, $171 for 2 students, $161 for 3+ students)


Learn Figure Sculpting in Sydney.

This figure-sculpting course is a life-modelling class designed for both beginning and advanced students interested in the human figure as a subject of art.

Sculpting directly in clay and working from a model, students study the body’s three-dimensional form with emphasis placed on the fundamental sculptural principles of proportion, volume and movement.

Students will learn about materials, images, discuss sculpting and undertake warm-up exercises with clay. Using various clay modelling techniques, students revolve around the model, sculpting from each new view. We will look at composition angles and volumes, structural integrity, contour, gesture, flow and weight.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for beginners and experienced students.

Course content

  • The principles of Sculpture
  • Modelling techniques
  • Clay movement
  • Composition, proportion and volume

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned how to

  • model clay from life utilising additive and reductive techniques
  • demonstrate several textural techniques used in surface treatment
  • use clay modelling tools
  • critique figure sculptures with consideration to composition, proportion, volume, weight, rhythm and texture

What we provide

  • Clay (Keanes White Raku)
  • Tools for modelling clay
  • Melanine board

Please come prepared

  • Music on CD for listening
  • Notebook for sketching and information
  • Any clay modelling tools, knife, cutting wire, scoop, rubber kidney, wooden hand tools, finishing tools, dentistry tools
  • A large floored strong box to transport your clay sculpture home safely

Other information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • You may prefer to bring packed lunch, snacks and water, as choices are limited nearby

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Kassandra Bossell

Kassandra Bossell


Qualifications

  • Green Card, Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Puppetry for Film and TV, Sydney Film School
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training
  • Master Class in Puppet Making with Phillip Millar, Puppetry Festival, Blackheath
  • Short Course in Art Direction, Australian Film and Television and Radio School
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts, major in sculpture
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, majors in English literature and German honours
  • Diploma of Art, East Sydney Technical College, ending in a transfer to Sydney College of the Arts, for completion

Experience

Since 2007, Kassandra Bossell has run her own business creating designs, props, models, sculpture, moulds and backdrops on a commissioned basis, for theatre, film, events, museums and festivals. She’s held many other positions including sculpture lecturer at the National Art School, and art teacher at Macquarie University, Chatswood Evening College, Manly Warringah Community College, and Pine St Community Centre.

Kassandra’s extensive experience also includes a five-year involvement as art workshop leader for the Mascon Festival, curator for the Sydney Community College art exhibition in 1997, and manager of The Laughing Museum in 1995.

Achievements

Kassandra’s work has involved sculpture, mould making and props in film, theatre, museums, production companies, events, festivals, puppetry and private commissions. Her creations have appeared in House of Wax, Stealth, Matrix 2, Matrix 3, Gene-X, and Star Wars. Kassandra’s first of many solo exhibitions was held in Germany in 1992.

Other achievements include creating large event-scaled sculptures right through to miniature model-scaled works for the Melbourne Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, Old Parliament House, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company, and Sydney International Airport.

Kassandra has also worked with several community-based organisations such as Sydney Community College, Greenpeace, Newtown Festival, Amnesty International, Bondi Pavilion, Mascon Festival, Woodford Festival and Mardi Gras.

Teaching Style

Kassandra is relaxed and open-minded about art and the teaching of it. She likes playing music during the classes and delivers structure to those who require it, and the green light to those who need space â€" so it’s about meeting the needs of each individual. Her aim is to establish an open community among her students. She is still learning, too.

Something Unique

Kassandra loves her job.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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