Sculpting The Female Form – Reclining Pose

Sculpting the Female Form – This Course offers you the opportunity to learn about traditional sculpting techniques in clay, as well as the development of your individual artistic expression. Learn about the subtle complexity of form and the anatomy of the human body. You will have the opportunity to develop your direct observational skills whilst working with a life model present for 10 weeks. (Casting to be done in term 3)

Term 3, 2018: Mould making & casting – Learn about mould making & casting,  traditional techniques using plaster for the beginner students. Intermediate students learn modern techniques such as silicon moulds and fibreglass.

Dates: 20th April -22th June
Time: Fridays 10am – 12pm
Cost: $580 per term (materials not included)
Aldo Bilotta & Emmy Mavroidis

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  LIfe drawingL i f e  D r a w i n g 

Two Sundays A Month 

Long Pose, 3 hour sessions
Draw, paint or sculpt at the atmospheric Nyora Studio Gallery with life model present.  Pursue your own practice.  One pose set. Draw, paint or sculpt.  Its up to you!  No tuition.  Bring your own materials.  Easels and drawing boards supplied.  Tea,  coffee and cake/ biscuits  provided.

Two Sundays a Month
Term 2 Dates: 2018

Time: 10am – 1pm

April – Sunday 29th
May –  Sunday 20 – 27th
June – Sunday 17th & 24th

Cost $150 for the term or
$35 per single session (casual attendance)

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Drawing & sculptuing Movment Workshop

“The Figure In Motion” – One Day Workshop

“What happens when you draw another human moving? Interpreting movement leaves little room for what is unimportant or irrelevant. For me this sense of urgency has become liberating.”  Emmy Mavroidis

This unique workshop is designed by artist Emmy Mavroidis. It provides students with techniques which aim to develop an understanding of what drawing movement is and how to approach it.  Practice responding and connecting in a dynamic approach to drawing and sculpting the figure in wax  from life whilst the life model is in motion.  Learn about:
Dynamic movement, rhythm and balance, compositional movement.
We will reference artists throughout history who have been influenced by movement and look at its relevance today in contemporary art.

When: Sunday 6th May
Time: 10am – 3pm
Where: Nyora Studio Gallery
Cost:  $210 Sculpting wax and extra paper provided

Materials to bring along:
Drawing paper, butchers paper & cartridge paper.
Willow charcoal or preferred drawing materials, kneadable rubber

Sculpting wax, extra drawing paper, easel, drawing boards, tea & coffee

Emmy Mavroidis has been exhibiting since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1986. She has been a finalist in many significant art prizes including the 2018 Lorne Sculpture Biennale Small Sculpture Prize, the 2017 Montalto Sculpture prize, the 2016 Yering Station Sculpture Prize, the 2015 Hutchins Drawing Prize, and the 2015 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.

‘I sculpt by manipulating wax which is then cast in bronze. The chewy stretchy character,of this wax, suggests the ephemerality of movement. I chase the movement, not in a literal sense but as evidence of the memory of what has happened.

There is an evolution in the way marks are made too. The movement becomes a shape. The movement becomes a form. The space around and in between is just as important, as it emphasises the relationship, tension and connection to each other. As we move through time and as we move through the space we occupy we respond to each other and what is happening around us… It is just ‘What We Do’.”

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