Masterclass Series 2021
SCULPTING SPECIES: WORKING WITH THE ANIMAL FORM
with Natalie Ryan
$120 including materials and light lunch
Natalie Ryan will guide participants working with air-dry clay to create a sculpture of an animal. Learn a number of sculpting techniques using ceramic tools and hand building methods. Participants will select an animal from the photographic reference imagery and anatomical diagrams provided to create a finished artwork to take home. Please note: the work created will need time to dry offsite, with the option to paint afterward.
Please note: This class will take place on location at Boreen Point underneath large marquees.
All required art materials will be provided along with a light lunch. There is opportunity to advise of any dietary requirements when making your booking.
You will walk away with:
An airdry clay sculpture of an animal, which once dry, can be painted off site.
Other important information:
- This class will take place on location at Boreen Point underneath large marquees.
- Please arrive 10 minutes early to avoid late starts.
- Please allow time to find an all day carpark.
Is this workshop suitable for me?
If you are a practicing artist, art student, art educator or someone with an art background/experience this workshop is suitable for you.
What can I bring?
- Old clothing/apron
- Closed in shoes
- Water bottle
What’s the refund policy?
Refund available up to 48 hours before the start time of the masterclass.
Please note: when purchasing your ticket, the Gallery absorbs all related booking fees, however, refunds will include the ticket price less the Eventbrite fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined)
About the Artist
Natalie Ryan’s practice explores themes that surround the aesthetic representation of the cadaver and natural sciences throughout history and their inclusion in contemporary art. Drawing from existing methodologies used for displaying these elements, she is interested in the process of imaging the natural world and the exchange between science and art that has allowed this. Ryan has worked with anatomical collections held in the Veterinary Department at the University of Melbourne and lectured in Anatomical Drawing working with human cadavers at Monash University. Ryan holds a PhD at Monash University Imaging the Dead: The Cadaver in Western Culture and Contemporary Art.
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Main image: Natalie Ryan, Octopus 2017, porcelain and resin. Photo: Matthew Stanton.