Rhyme and rhythm
Introduction to soapstone carving
Much loved by sculptors, soapstone is soft and easy to carve. With a fine texture and beautiful colouring, it is a perfect medium for beginner sculptors.
This workshop will begin on Friday with a tour through the exhibition Sydney moderns: art for a new world, with a particular focus on Roy de Maistre’s Rhythmic composition in yellow green minor to explore the organic shapes and patterns in this work.
Over the course of the weekend, artist Wendy Black will take you into the studio and introduce you to the various tools and techniques of soapstone sculpture.
Learn how to shape, refine and polish soapstone, while using Rhythmic composition in yellow green minor as inspiration to sculpt the organic forms within the stone.
All tools, equipment and stone provided. Please wear flat shoes, and bring your lunch and a soft cloth to wrap your sculpture in.
Image courtesy Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School
Friday 27 September 2013 11am
Saturday 28, Sunday 29 September 2013 10am - 4pm
Price includes two-day workshop plus exhibition tour and all materials
Bookings and enquiries: (02) 9225 1878
Three full working days (Monday–Friday) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable.
Related exhibition: Sydney moderns
Optional exhibition walkthrough
with curator Denise Mimmocchi
meet in the members lounge, Art Gallery of NSW
Friday 27 September 2013 11am – 1pm
at Tom Bass Sculpture Studio
1A Clara Street, Erskineville
Saturday 28 September 2013 10am – 4pm
Sunday 29 September 2013 10am – 4pm