Description

An introductory course in carving soapstone, this course will give participants a chance to create a small soapstone sculpture of their own. Soapstone is a soft, easily carved stone with beautiful patterns and available in a variety of colours.

Participants will be shown how to shape and refine using hand tools, then polish and wax, to create the finished product. The final polishing is always a wonderful surprise as that reveals the beautiful colours and texture hidden within the stone.

About Wendy Black and Tom Bass Sculpture Studio

Wendy has been sculpting since 1995 and teaching sculpture at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School since 2004. She has conducted soapstone workshops for AGNSW, TBSSS Winter School, The Shed and Warialda Regional Art Centre. She has completed a number of public commissions including Sir Don Bradman, for Sunbury Public Art Project, Hume Victoria. Wendy was a finalist in Harbour Sculpture 2013 and once again in 2014 with a soapstone carving.

The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School is unique. Founded by Tom Bass in 1974, it is Australia’s oldest and most respected institution dedicated to teaching sculpture in the classic atelier tradition. TBSSS has a large fully-equipped studio, students of all levels learn one-on-one from professional and dedicated sculptors in a friendly, creatively stimulating atmosphere.

TBSSS aims to challenge and empower students to learn to ‘see’ and be inspired to develop their own creative expression. We run termly workshops, as well as special short courses throughout the year. Students have the opportunity to explore the abstract or to sculpt figuratively in clay, stone, direct plaster, papier mache, wax or wire.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Create a small soapstone sculpture of your own.
  • Shape and refine using hand tools.
  • Polish and wax, to create the finished product.
What you will get
  • Suitable pieces of soapstone to carve
  • All tools necessary to carve and polish the stone
  • Masks (not mandatory but some participants may choose to wear one)
  • Aprons

What to bring
  • An interest in sculpture!
What to wear

Casual


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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

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3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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12 September 2017 • Introduction to Stone Carving

Who could believe a series of fist-sized lumps of dusty rock could be so transformed and so different to each other after a couple of hours of work! I didn't envy the teachers trying to get us to find inspiration in the random lumps, but through their gentle encouragement and suggestions our pieces gradually evolved. The class could have been a bit longer, to make the final polishing less panicked, but I suspect without a deadline we'd still have been there hours later, just doing 'a little bit more'! All in all, a great introduction to the art which has given me the confidence and skills to try by myself sometime.