SCULPTURE

CARVING CRAVING –

PROPOSED 3 DAY Limestone Carving Workshop with sculptor Damien Lucas
It is bound to be both challenging and fun due to the physical and energetic nature of the carving process. Below is a rough guide to the process over the 3 days. Each participant will progress at a different rate with respect to both their temperament and previous experience so it is important to just enjoy the process while learning new skills and ways of seeing. Emphasis will be put on the visual language of sculptural (the “what”), with tuition of carving methods (the “how”) complementing the exploration of the three dimensional composition.

It is important to note that you may not completely finish your piece in the 3 days. Although we will be working hard, carving is a process that can take a long time to resolve. However we’ll use the limited time frame to push us along and keep up momentum. After the course you will be able to attend extra regular classes during the term if you wish to, or to continue the process with the skills you have learned on your own if you prefer.

You will need;

• Enclosed shoes (preferably work boots/steel caps)
• Old clothes as you will get quite dusty
• Lunch (although there are a variety of cafes nearby)

I have dust masks and safety goggles available for your use, but if you wish to bring your own please do. Likewise I have a selection of stone and wood carving chisels, but if you are already equipped for the process and wish to use your own tools that is fine.

Day 1
AM

We will have a short discussion about the process and discuss your ideas and possible choices for a project – it is important that we choose something reasonably simple due to the time constraints, and so you get the most out of the course. If you do not have a specific idea I will help you to find a starting point. Once a project or path has been decided upon we will spend a short time drawing to clarify the idea, then make a small clay maquette to gain a better sense of the form. This maquette may be altered as we progress on the stone to help us find our way forward. When the maquette has been realised to a sufficient level we may transfer the drawing of it on to the block of stone and begin roughing it out.

PM
We will continue removing the gross mass that does not belong to our design and begin to see the simple form of the sculpture.

Day 2
AM

We will begin to develop the sculpture in more detail and make proportional adjustments to the overall form.

PM
We will look more closely at the relationship of forms and the composition – making adjustments that improve the overall form whilst leaving room to make further adjustments.

Day 3
AM

We will look more closely at the relationship of forms and the composition – making adjustments that improve the overall form whilst leaving room to make further adjustments.
PM
We will endeavour to bring a sense of finish to the sculpture – exploring refining methods, and discussion of surface textures. We will finish with a short review.
It’ll be great to see what evolves over these 3 days!

please contact
Michael Pfahl …
0407 611 349 | sculpture@catavento.com.au

PAINTING

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED FOR NEXT SERIES OF PAINTING CLASSES
(Minimum class sizes are required in order to engage teachers)
please contact
Michael Pfahl …
0407 611 349 | sculpture@catavento.com.au

DRAWING

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED FOR NEXT SERIES OF DRAWING CLASSES
(Minimum class sizes are required in order to engage teachers)
please contact
Michael Pfahl …
0407 611 349 | sculpture@catavento.com.au

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