The materials fee of $45 covers:
· A 10kg bag of clay
· Bisque firing of any pieces you would like to fire
· Model fee (3 of the 5 sessions).
Please pay the materials fee is included with your booking fee.
What to bring
· Clay sculpting tools (sets are available from any art shop and some newsagents. BAS members are entitled to 10% off at the Art Store Katoomba, Artstup Kingswood and Colour Art Springwood – show your membership card).
· Apron or workshirt
· Closed shoes
· A box in which to transport or store your pieces.You can take your pieces home or leave them at the studio. They will need to be kept moist, as you will work back into some pieces each week.
Workshops take place at the BAS Studio, 139a Station St Blackheath. The BAS studio has a kitchen with kettles, a fridge, microwave and toaster, cutlery and crockery. Tea, coffee, dairy milk and biscuits are available for afternoon tea. The studio is a two-minute walk from Blackheath Station, and just five minutes from the village centre where there are many excellent cafés serving hot and cold food (and good coffee).
Clara Hali is an artist who engages with the sculptural possibilities offered by the human form. Influenced by the Cubist ethos of combining figurative and abstract planes, Clara’s sculptures explore the bold characteristics of both the female and male figure. Her journey with the human form has been influenced by her surrounding landscape, as she captures the vulnerability of human nature through the precarious rock formations that are characteristic of the Blue Mountains. Employing the metaphor of landscape, the sculptures explore how life’s experiences can impact and shape us, capturing humanity’s strengths and weaknesses.
Clara studied sculpture at the National Art School in Sydney and later some engineering and ornamental ironwork at the Sydney Institute of Technology. Clara Hali has been a lecturer at the National Art School since 1988 and completed her Masters of Fine Art there in 2007. She has exhibited extensively, and her work is represented in the collections including Macquarie University (Sydney), University of Sydney, Compaq Computers and Brambles Australia.
Biography published on beavergalleries.com.au