NEWS FROM HALF ACRE STUDIOS:
We've had very impressive results from our first Summer Art School (10-16yrs) drawing down by the harbour and from a clothed model in the studio. Students used these drawings to explore monoprinting and plaster sculptures.
SATURDAY ART CLUBS AUTUMN BOOKING OPEN:
Saturday Art Clubs are returning and expanding, beginning on the 11th September. Morning session 10am-12pm for younger students (age 9-11). We are also introducing an advanced class from 1pm-4pm (age 12-16).
PRINTMAKING AT HALF ACRE STUDIOS:
Phoebe Stannard will be teaching 2 days of Printmaking courses for Adults in September.
Introduction to Monotype
Exploring this experimental print technique, several methods will be demonstrated and explained allowing you to work confidently in monotype.
Introduction to Drypoint
Drypoint is the most direct form of intaglio printmaking, allowing you to scribe directly onto the plate, you will be taught inking up and how to pull a print and use the press.
Both these courses will familiarise you with our print studio leading to more sessions in the future.
SCULPTURE AT HALF ACRE STUDIOS:
Sam Halstead will be teaching several 2 day sculpture workshops:
4th and 11th October:
The Expressive figure in Wax
Inspired by movement and dance, how do we show movement in a static medium. We will create small figures in modelling wax using an armature and direct modelling techniques.
18th and 25th October:
Sculpting a Clay Head
How do we achieve a likeness in clay? Working at half to three quarter scales, measuring and modelling skills will be explored.
1st and 8th November:
Gargoyle Heads: Man, myth and monsters.
Inspired by gargoyles and medieval sculpture we will examine the relationship between observation and imagination. We will work in clay and plaster.