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Inverlochy Art School, in central Wellington, offers a fabulous range of highest quality part time art classes taught by a friendly and welcoming community of enthusiastic and talented practicing artists. 

We offer classes for kids and beginners, and ongoing progressive classes for advanced practitioners. Our classes are small and fees usually include all materials. We have a maximum student limit for each course, giving you the best tutor/student ratio possible.

We are located in the atmospheric, grade II listed, historic Inverlochy House in the Te Aro district of Wellington.

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Inverlochy Art School 3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro
New Zealand
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The Sculpture Process - Figurative Sculpture with Sarah Brock ( Evenings)

This class provides an opportunity to explore sculpture techniques using a soft material (plastilina or paperclay). Each student’s sculpture can be different within the class. The student number is a maximum of eight students to give me (the tutor) a chance to engage properly with all students on their projects. The subject can be a head, a figure or a creature (an animal or a mixture of human/animal, the choice is yours). the method will be to build up from the armature, layering on simplified muscles then working on details. I find this more effective than the planar method (establishing planes of the head/body) because it encourages a thorough knowledge of anatomy. The better you KNOW what you are sculpting the better the result will be. The course would cover the following:  Choosing relevant reference material for the sculpture.  Choosing suitable materials to build the sculpture – related to the final purpose of the sculpture: for molding (into bronze or other material), for reference or a for a finished fired clay piece.  Building an armature (options with materials and structure) - Developing gesture and designing the pose - Building the skeleton – establishing landmarks and main mass areas - Adding muscles - Refining details - extremities (hands and feet), features - Finishing Different students work at different speeds, and will be working on different subjects. Therefore the exact structure of the course will change upon the needs of individual students, as long as the general purpose of the class is retained – to learn the sculpture process. Adjustments will be within reason so as to not impact on tutor time spent with other students. Planned standing figure size: not larger than 15 inches (equivalent scale crouching or running animal), head size approximately life size. Materials are supplied – plastilina, armature wire, paperclay. A base board and supporting back stand are available for use in the class but will need to be returned to Inverlochy Art School at the end of the course. Back stands can be purchased from us if you would prefer to own one.  
When: Tuesdays, 23 October - 11 December. (8 Weeks), 6.30pm - 9pm
Programme: Spring - Term 4 (October - December),
Subject: Sculpture,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Sarah Brock,
Code: 184SCU05
Spaces left: 2

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Inverlochy Art School
3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone 04 939 2177
Email manager@inverlochy.org.nz

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