Art in the Dark – Drawing & Sculpture Course
Spend a day drawing and sculpting In the Company of Monsters at Reading Museum. This one-day course is a unique opportunity to create work in direct response to the artwork on display. You will spend the morning learning about the exhibition and sketching from the artwork. In the afternoon, you will work from your drawings to create a small clay sculpture.
Topics covered: Drawing with various materials; How to use drawings as a design tool for sculpture; Hand- building with clay.
Skills and knowledge to be gained:
Learn how to manipulate clays into different forms to create sculptural pieces;
Learn how to use armature to support the work as you make;
An understanding of the capabilities of clay;
Information about contemporary ceramics artists & makers;
History of ceramic artists and techniques.
Personal development opportunities: Meet likeminded people, learn new skills, build a body of work for a portfolio / college application.
All materials are provided. Please bring a sketchbook or notebook for idea development and taking notes.
Suggested reading: This is not required for the course but some great resources include: Ceramic review magazine www.ceramicreview.com; https://ceramicartsnetwork.org; https://www.ceramicsnow.org/Crafts Council
www.pinterest.co.uk – Your tutor will inform you of additional relevant resources during the course.
Additional information: We will take a 30 minute lunch break during the day. You can bring lunch with you or buy something from the surrounding area.