Art for Wellbeing MK: Christmas Angel / Fairy Sculpture Workshop
Cost: £75.00 includes all materials
Sculpture workshop, suitable for beginners or those with more experience. You don't have to be good at art to do this course. All materials are included in the price. please wear old clothes or an apron. Powertex is a water based, non toxic fabric hardener. Once cured the sculpture will be weather proof and suitable to be displayed outside. Step by step instructions and demonstration provided.
The figure is approximately 45cm / 18inches high. I provide the armature (stand) and head which we attach to the wooden stand/armature. We then use wire for wings and pad out the body with foil and fabric. We then drape fabric soaked in powertex on to the figure. We break for a bit of lunch while the sculpture dries off a bit.
Once the fabric is is touch dry we can add the paint effects to give form and character to the figurine. You are welcome to bring your own trinkets such as broken jewellery /chains and embellishments to add to your figure if you wish.
By home time the sculpture will be touch dry but takes about 3 days to fully harden, then it needs to cure for three weeks to be weather proof before you put the sculpture outside (if it is intended as a garden ornament). It shouldn't be a problem to take it home on the bus or a taxi. I provide plastic aprons so you can wrap it in that then when you get home you need to then stand it somewhere where it won't be disturbed and adjust any fabric parts that may may have bent in transit (it stays pliable for a few hours).
No experience is necessary but due to the wet sculpting method you must have a reasonable amount of dexterity in order to manipulate the fabric.
The workshop is aimed at adults but children 12+ may attend with an adult, ticket price will be the same as the adult price.
The facility is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible. Please advise the organiser of any disabilities or limitations so the tutor is aware and can assist where required.
Please bring a packed lunch as there is no cafe on site. Tea coffee and biscuits will be available through out the day.
Refund Policy: I am unable to give refunds but if you are unable to attend on the day due to illness or another issue I will try and accommodate you on a alternative course date where available. Please give as much notice as possible if you cannot attend.