Four Workshops devoted to Sculpting

Ελληνικά

Happy and Creative New Year!

Let’s start the New Year with SCULPTING – sculpting faces, sculpting animals, sculpting the human body and sculpting reliefs. Each subject for itself is vast in possibilities and styles.

The process of building a sculpture has its very own way. It’s often full of changes along the run and not seldom with surprises, you are never really sure about the outcome. I think most of the magic lies exactly in there. As Christian Morgenstern’s quote says:

Jede Schöpfung ist ein Wagnis. – Every creation is a risk.

The motivating part is, that you really don’t need any experience or special abilities to be able to sculpt with clay.

Here is the program:

1. Sculpting Faces 

27/1/2024 Saturday,   10:00-14:00

The subject of this workshop will be the human face. All levels are welcome. It is amazing how a lump of clay turns step by step into something almost alive….and it doesn’t matter how realistic nose, mouth, eyes are formed. They get their own life and expression anyway and turn into something very personal and unique.

We will use the local red clay and leave the fired pieces in terracotta colour.

Here you can see pieces from past Modelling Faces Workshops.

 

2. Sculpting a Relief Picture

28/1/2024 Sunday, 10:00-17:00 with a break for lunch which I will provide.

10/2/2024 Saturday, 10:00-13:00 painting and finishing the relief.

In this workshop we transform an idea or an image that we like into a three-dimensional picture. It could be a portrait, a landscape, a plant or animal, a mandala or just anything that you can imagine. There are no limits! After the pieces are fired we will meet again and paint them with acrylics.
Here you can find pictures of some examples.

 

3. Sculpting Animals

4/2/2024 Sunday, 10:00-17:00 with a break for lunch which I will provide.

This workshop is devoted to sculpting animals – any kind of animals existing on earth, in dreamland or in our fantasy. This is quite an open field from very realistic to completely abstract.
My intention is to help everyone find an idea, a pose and a way to sculpt an animal figure that suits his/her abilities and tastes and to support putting it into practice.

The finished pieces will be dried and fired and will get that typical terracotta colour of the fired clay.

 

4. Sculpting the Human Body

11/2/2024 Sunday, 10:00-17:00 with a break for lunch which I will provide.

This workshop is devoted to sculpting the human body. After a short study of proportions of the human body and some examples of different kinds of sculptures we shape and model our own figure. This is quite an open field from very realistic to completely abstract.
My intention is to help everyone find an idea, a pose and a way to sculpt a figure that suits his/her abilities and tastes and to support putting it into practice.

The finished sculptures will be dried and fired and will get that typical terracotta colour of the fired clay.

 

Each workshop is self-contained but of course you can attend more than one.

For all workshops:

  • All the necessary materials (clay, acrylic paints etc) as well as the firing and lunch are provided.
  • No previous knowledge in pottery is necessary.
  • As soon as your objects are ready I will contact you so you can come and pick them up from my atelier.
  • For any questions or registration call me at 697 422 11 51 or email me at schnyder.barbara@gmail.com.