“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s, there are few” Shunryu Suzuki
Feeling tight, uninspired or blocked? Always wanted to have a go at sculpture but don’t know where to start?
Viscous, rubbery, taut, brittle, resonant, tinny, woolly, furry, silky, splintery: this workshop will be a playdate with a range of sculptural materials from around the house, your craft stash/shed or recycling bin. We’ll investigate properties and possibilities of different materials, collaboratively work up some ideas, learn how to make basic armatures (support structures) and find ways to take initial ideas through to a finished work. We’ll look at a variety of joining and construction methods and finishes and investigate some inspiring sculptural works which use unlikely materials.
This is a gentle weekend of non-competitive exploration, connection, mindful working, skill-sharing, and remembering how to bring playfulness into our activities, ending with some finished work and new perspectives.
· Do not attend studio if you are sick or unwell. If you are required to cancel at the last minute due to illness that you suspect may be COVID 19-related, a refund will be given for missed days.
· Wash your hands thoroughly with soap (most effective) or use hand sanitiser on entry.
· Maximum of 9 persons in the studio at any one time, plus one tutor.
· Observe social distancing: 1.5m distance and 4m2 area in general, around each person. No sharing of tables. Stand back for demonstrations!
· Worktables, easels and all studio equipment are to be cleaned with disinfectant before and after use, with disinfectant and paper towels supplied.
· Please bring correct change ($15 materials fee) to minimise handling of cash.
· Bring your own food and drinks including hot water, crockery, cutlery etc. The kitchen is closed! (There are many cafes close to the studio if you would rather get some takeaway).
· Sign the register of attendance each day of the workshop; by doing so you agree that the you are well, have not travelled overseas in the previous 14 days, have not knowingly been in contact with a person infected with Covid-19 in the previous 14 days, etc. Please read the declaration in the book.
These are new processes and procedures for us all to get used to, but they need to be followed strictly for the best protection of the health of all.
What to bring:
Pliers/wire cutters/old scissors/scalpel if you have them, light gardening or work gloves, P2 facemask, a shopping bag of mixed materials from their home: choose from textiles/old clothes, twigs, plastics, fruit netting, wire, tins, wool/cord/string, cushion stuffing or anything that strikes your fancy. A sense of adventure! And your lunch!
Materials supplied: ($10 fee payable to tutor on Day 1)
Tools, armature wire, wire, sewing materials, sculptural materials, cold-joining materials.
About the tutor
Margarita Sampson is an award-winning sculptor who has worked with materials as diverse as wood, videotape, textiles, steel, plastic, enamel, furniture, toys, polymer clay, rubber, ice, fibreglass, clay & plant material. Her work can be regularly seen at Sculpture by the Sea, and has been included in the Wynne Prize, the Blake Prize, The Waterhouse Prize, Hillview Sculpture Award & Floriade. Margarita lives in Blackheath.
Tutor’s website: margaritasampson.com Instagram: margaritasampson
THERE IS A LIMIT OF 9 PARTICIPANTS.
ONLY PAID APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ON THIS FORM WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT VACANCIES MAY BE FILLED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AT BAS' DISCRETION.
WORKSHOP PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
UNLESS COVID RELATED NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE AFTER THE CLOSING DATE, OR FOR ABSENCE FROM ALL OR PART OF THE WORKSHOP. WORKSHOPS MAY BE CANCELLED IF NUMBERS ARE INSUFFICIENT.
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