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Published December 14th 2011
So, you've explored your artistic aptitude in several fields and are now searching for a new hobby, maybe something new to satiate your hungry soul? Sculpture classes might be your answer. Luckily, there are many options available at different prices. Often, you need to provide your own materials thus meaning that the true class cost is slightly higher than the nominal listing price. Don't let this deter you, remember that your artistic talents should be worth more than any extra costs involved. You might actually discover something that you're extremely passionate about.
A five week class at the Sydney Sculpture School is $290 where models are utilised. Without models, the fee is $240. Materials are not included but your fee covers tuition, the model in a class which features one and the use of the school's tools. The classes have a maximum of 8 students for the purpose of ample personal attention. This also means that if you aren't extremely familiar with sculpture, the teacher will be able to devote more time to you. Additionally, there are special sculpture workshops for beginners and advanced students held frequently. The models used possess a lot of experience to ensure you get your money's worth. These classes are specifically designed for over adults aged over 18. Those who are under 18 years of age need to be interviewed and attain parental approval. The primary purpose of classes is to build 3D forms over support frames or armatures with modelling clay, plaster or even wax. The work can be moulded in bronze, plaster, glass, resins and more – according to your choice.
An alternative is the National Art School in Darlinghurst, where you have a chance to be inspired by a visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales first. After the Gallery, you return to the Art School and complete a workshop. Linda Bowden will be your teacher and your inspiration will primarily come from Picasso – his collection of drawings, paintings and sculptures. The materials used will be pliable and simple cardboard for your sculptures. You'll also learn to interpret a flat painting into a 3D wall sculpture. You don't need to have much experience – you can be a beginner and you'll still learn a lot, given the heavy emphasis on creativity and fun. These short summer courses cost $655 each.
For something a little bit less expensive, you could try a course at the Sydney Community College. At $239, you get a comprehensive sculpture course. You need to bring a slab of hand building clay, two large garbage bags, clay working tools, pencil, paper and any ideas you have.
Don't just sit back and let time pass you by - enrol in a sculpture course if that's what you so please. There are plenty of options available in terms of location and a multitude of artistic sculpture types. Find the one that's for you; if you're into something traditional such as the use of clay, ensure that's the course you enrol for. Don't get disappointed by picking the wrong course.
If you aren't interested in these courses yourself but know an artistic soul, perhaps consider one of them as a holiday gift for your loved one. You might receive a finished product as a later gift in return for keeping them happy. I know I'd certainly love one of these if I wasn't into painting, drawing and writing as much as I am.