Artopia Two Day Sculpture Workshop

Artopia Two Day Sculpture Workshop

Regular price $180.00 Sale

Artopia Two Day Sculpture Workshop

Saturday November 27th 10am - 4pm and Sunday 28th November 10am - 3pm 

Sculpture for Mosaics Two Day Workshop

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th November
Phillip Island Campus

(Accommodation options available)
During this two day workshop you will make a unique outdoor sculpture using wire and a cement based coating.  You may have an idea already, or you can choose from our many designs.  Dogs, cats, turtles, owls, roosters, chooks, and many more. It is our job to guide you to bring your ideas into reality.
You will also learn other sculpture methods using Artopia's sculpture medium (S&S). We will demonstrate and do exercises in covering polystyrene shapes and using S&S as a modelling medium. As well as many other sculptural and mosaic tips and tricks. 

The mosaic finish will not be started in this workshop but we will demonstrate and discuss suitable mosaic techniques and how to mosaic a sculpture, and plan your ideas for the mosaics that you can later apply.


Two Day Schedule
DAY ONE 10am til 4pm: Over the course of the day you will learn how to build an armature from wire. You will learn how to make a weatherproof cement based mixture and apply it to the armature.

DAY TWO 10am til 3pm: You will apply the second coat to your armature as well as learn other sculpture methods using S&S including:

  • how to use S&S as a modelling medium

  • how to coat a polystyrene shape with S&S

These will be demonstrations and hands on exercises and depending on your progress with your armature there might be time to make some other small sculptures. There will be time set aside to discuss your mosaic ideas for your sculpture as well as lots of tips and tricks and inspiration for applying a mosaic to a sculpture. 

Cost: $180 PLUS materials charge (approximately $30-$50 for the suggested sized sculpture). Includes 2 lunches.

FULL PAYMENT required upon booking unless arranged otherwise. If you would prefer to pay me in class or split the payment into two let me know via email and I will book you a place.
or phone/SMS Helen on 0414 594 712 or fb message 
‘What to Bring’ list and address supplied upon booking.

ACCOMODATION: There are many accommodation options on Phillip Island, including around the immediate vicinity of our studio in Surf Beach. Sharing a holiday house with other attendees is a good option to keep costs down. For this particular workshop we have booked the lovely holiday house across the road for the Friday and Saturday nights (we can book it for longer if anyone wishes). It is very reasonably priced, $110 per night plus $60 cleaning fee (so that works out around $40- $80 per night per room depending on how many people and how many nights). If you want to reserve a bed in that house, let me know before others snap up the offer. It will be fun to stay overnight as we will all have dinner together and share some laughs. If the first house fills up, we will help you find an alternative.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to COVID regulations we have a strict maximum number policy, therefore full payment reserves your place. If you need to cancel a $30 fee will be retained and the balance refunded up to 48 hours before. Should you need to cancel within 48 hours of the workshop, a refund can only be given if a replacement can be found for your place. HOWEVER IF YOUR BOOKING IS DISRUPTED BY COVID LOCKDOWNS YOUR BOOKING WLL BE MOVED TO A FUTURE DATE 

VENUE: Artopia Studio, Phillip Island Campus, SURF BEACH, Phillip Island.

'What to Bring’ list and address supplied upon booking.