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Sculpture Courses in Melbourne

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by Brendan Wan (subscribe)
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Published July 9th 2011
Sculpturing is something that intrigues me. It's not the size of the sculpture or how the actual sculpture looks that intrigues me, but it's the amount of detail used to showcase the artwork that I find is really interesting.
Sculpturing is defined as a three dimensional object that communicates the artistic expressions of an artist. It is an art form that dates back to the primitive times of man; and has been important in documenting history.
These days, sculptures are something that we rarely notice in our daily lives. If you consciously look for the sculptures on your way to work or to the local shopping centre, you'll be surprised by how many there actually are. This is an art form and a tradition we should strive to continue and support.

Melbourne fortunately has a few places where you can take sculpturing classes and gain a further understanding of this unique art. Feed your curiosity and allow your creativity to run wild by signing up for a course at one of the following schools.

Nyora Studio Gallery
Nyora Studio Gallery is a school that is experienced in all forms of art. Situated on the edge of Melbourne suburbia in Elthan, Nyora Studio Gallery offers a variety of artistic workshops and small classes for the artist-to-be to express their creativity. From life drawings to sculpturing, this is an outstanding art education centre to begin your journey into the artistic world. Apart from being a arts education centre, Nyora Studio Gallery is also an exhibition centre that showcases many works from artists, supporting the local art community.

Melbourne Studio of Art

The Melbourne Studio of Art provides students with fundamental knowledge on all forms of art, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpturing and mixed media. Their Elsternwick Studios provide the perfect artistic environment for the artist-to-be to indulge in their own imaginations and develop their creative skills.
Students, young and old, can join their art classes; whether it be a short courses or evening classes, Melbourne Studio of Art provides a variety of classes to choose from. Class sizes are restricted to small numbers, allowing a more one on one approach to learning and allowing students to walk their steps in their artistic journey.

Victorian College of Arts

As a faculty of the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of Arts is a real arts school that aims at assisting students with their creative endeavors and prepares them for the professional world. With a range of electives to choose from, artists are taught the theory and applied practice of the arts.
Although the VCA is mainly known for their degree programs, they do also offer a huge variety of short courses and workshops throughout the year. These courses are taught by true artist working in the industry and also by previous VCA Alumni, ensuring that students will be receiving the most relevant and expertise knowledge on art.

Jenny Whiteside Sculpture
Jenny Whiteside is an award winning sculpture artist that offers sculpture workshops at her McKinnon Studio, located in the Melbourne's Bayside area. Jenny Whiteside is a Melbourne born and bred gal who has taken inspiration from western traditional styles of Impressionism and Renaissance, and infused it with traditional African sculpturing; creating her own truly unique style.
Beginner and advanced students alike have the chance to work with raw materials such as soapstone and limestone, providing an exciting opportunity for artistic growth. Jenny will take you on a step by step approach to sculpturing, providing the fundamentals on sculpturing, such as depth, colour, size and texture.
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