Clay Figure Sculpture Class

Learn figure sculpting with a live model


Kassandra Bossell

Kassandra Bossell

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.8 (31)
5k+

6 hours Class size 1 to 12 label $161 - $189 ($189 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $171 for 2 guests, $161 for 3+ guests)


Your host, Sydney Community College is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Sculpt a live model out of clay at this fun clay hand building class. This figure sculpting class is a must do in Sydney for anyone interested in recreating the human figure in their art.

The class is designed for both beginners and more experienced students, as you will learn about materials, images, discuss sculpting and undertake warm-up exercises with clay, all under the guidance of an experienced instructor. During the class you be will sculpting from a live model.

The class will begin with an introduction to figure sculpting and you will have a chance to study the body’s three-dimensional form. Using various clay modelling techniques, you will revolve around the model sculpting from each new view. As you work your instructor will take you through the fundamental sculptural principles of proportion, volume, and movement, as well as composition angles, structural integrity, contour, gesture, flow, and weight.

By the end of the class, you will be able to confidently model clay from life utilising additive and reductive techniques, as well as critique figure sculptures with consideration to what you have learned.

You are eligible for a 10% discount when you provide proof of enrolment at Tillys Art Supplies (Rozelle) and Newtown Art Supplies. 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:



Knowledge Required

This course is designed for beginners and experienced students.

What you'll get

  • Clay (Keanes White Raku)

  • Tools for modelling clay

  • Melanine board


What to bring

  • 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

  • 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


Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea 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

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

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
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Sydney Community College

4.8 (31)
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