Bookings open 13 March 2019
This 1-day Saturday workshop is a rare opportunity to create a contemporary figurative clay artwork and learn from award-winning sculptor, Helen Leete.
No experience is needed to enjoy this workshop, which is designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
Working from a life model, you’ll begin by learning to analyse the shape, features, pose and expression of the human figure. You’ll explore the topics of anatomy, gesture and proportion and learn how to achieve a figurative likeness.
Before you begin assembling your sculpture, Helen will teach you to prepare clay and use common raw materials, products, tools and equipment. Under her expert guidance you’ll then explore experimental approaches to building complex forms and learn to apply different surface treatments and techniques.
As you work on your sculpture, Helen will introduce you to the work of several leading historical and contemporary figure sculpture artists.
Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.
Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
Bring: lunch and snacks – all materials provided.
Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.
Helen Leete has worked as a sculptor almost all her life and is an experienced teacher of HSC art and sculpture for adults. In her work she has developed a distinctive voice, and her landscape forms and tall, semi-figurative forms are instantly recognisable. Helen has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, including 4 Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions. Her work has been short-listed for the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Art Gallery Society Prize.