Sculpting with Polymer Clay 10 Week Course – dot-art at Bluecoat
Tuesdays 18.45 – 21.00 starting Tuesday 2 February 2016 (£160 for 10 sessions)
Professional sculptor, Faith Bebbington, will guide you through the process of creating your own small scale figurative sculpture using polymer clay. This material is easy to model using simple hand tool and requires only a normal oven to bake it hard. No previous experience required.
Faith will introduce the basic modelling tools and techniques, help you consider and plan your design for a figure in action (people or an animal). Participants are welcome to bring along any ideas and inspiration for what you might want to make, eg photos, sketches.
Depending on your progress and the time available participants may be able to produce one or more pieces of wall mounted or free standing small sculpture. No previous experience is required.
Participants will learn to:
Research your design for a figure in action (people or an animal)
Consider proportion & scale of a figure
Build a small wire armature (framework)
Prepare and work with polymer clay
Use various modelling techniques and tools
Bake the sculpture
Finish the surface
Tutor: Faith Bebbington
Faith Bebbington is a professional artist with a studio based in Liverpool, having gained her sculpture degree in Winchester. She has over twenty years experience of creating sculpture for public, corporate and private clients, as well as for exhibition and sale. Her public art commissions include permanent works in Belfast, Derby, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Knowsley, Liverpool and London.
Recently the Football Association with Veolia Environment commissioned two life – size Lion sculptures for Wembley Stadium.
She is also a qualified teacher with a PGCE in Art. She has extensive experience of leading participatory arts workshops and art projects with schools and a wide range of community groups and organisations including Mencap Liverpool, National Trust, Refugee Action and National Museums Liverpool.
Winter Session 2016, Tuesday evenings from 6.45-9pm
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd February,
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd March,
5th, 12th April.
Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Situated in the centre of Liverpool, just behind Church Street, down Church Alley and in front of Liverpool ONE. You can enter the building via the front courtyard off School Lane, or through the garden at the back off College Lane. Nearest train station- Liverpool Central.
£160 for the 10 week course (full course must be booked in advance)
It is possible to split this cost into two payments of £80, please call 0345 017 6660 for more details.
You will need to provide your own materials – a full list will be provided at time of booking.
There are a maximum of 15 places available on the course, so early booking is essential.
To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.