SCULPTURE COURSES

Overview
We are an intimate private school offering hands on teaching in the fields of marble carving and clay ,wax ,plaster of Paris modeling etc . All rooms for accommodation are offered with showers w/c and hand washing facilities . All main meals are provided . Coffee/ Tea making facilities in rooms and main lounge . T.V.and D.V.D in each room . Use of our computers for Internet or use your own Laptop through blue -tooth connection locally . Weekends free to explore Cambodia ,Laos or even Vietnam. A private room in studio is provided for the more mature artist intent on his or her work in privacy .Need to bring your own Marble carving Tools and riflers .We have wonderful grounds and a lake surrounding the House and Studio.

Sculpture Courses


Program Terms

Fall
Winter
Winter Intersession

Program Participants
Undergraduate (College)
Graduate (College)
Teenagers
High School
Adults


Eligibility

Any mature thinking individual or couples wishing to experience the joy of creation through the medium of the sculpting process

Housing/Accommodation
Home stay / Host Family
Apartment / Flat

all housing is first class and is Classic Greek in style

Program Costs
Costs are 3,000 Euros for Two months program for single person. 2,500 Euros each per person for couples both wanting to take part in the program and share same room .

Costs Include:  all meals , double room ,studio use all day ,all electricity , use of electric tools , tuition ,use of computer ,use of big main lunge .TV D.V.D in each room . a separate Kitchen Shower toilet and hand washing in studio . Use of gardens and lake for fishing from Thai Pond House in Lake .

Dates
December to May in three Two Monthly Sessions .

Deadlines
Two months before any Term


The course is split into four sections.

The first two preliminary sections are designed to familiarise you with the use of the various tools, and the materials you will be working with, as well as armature making.

Each preliminary section takes one week.

The two main sections of the course take two weeks and four weeks respectively; during the first, you will create your first Marble sculpture, and in the second a Clay portrait bust, a life-size Torso, and a modern clay sculpture.

SECTION 1 (1st week)

This section introduces you to the use of all the tools used for sculpting Marble, Clay, Plasticine, Polymer Clay, Wax, and Plaster of Paris.

Instruction is also given in the use of the Caliper and Proportional Caliper.

Marble Hand Tools

The following Marble Hand Tools are demonstrated:-

Mallet Head, Broad Claws, Fine Claws, Marble Points, Chisels.

The Lump Hammer, Dummy Mallets, and Bush Hammer.

Rifflers, Stone Rasps, Needle Files.

Buffing and Polishing with Abrasive Waterproof Paper and Diapad Hand Sanders (diamond).

The Objective: To demonstrate the gradual ordered process by which Stone is carved from the Block.

Content: The student learns first-hand the use and skill of these tools. He/she will begin to understand the principles involved in hand-carving stone.

Evaluation: Will be carried out during practice sessions.

Marble Electric Tools

The following Marble Electric Tools are demonstrated:-

Electric Drill and the order of bits and use of Buffing Pads.

Burrs, Cutters and Dremel Drills.

The Flex and Angle Grinder.

The Objective: To demonstrate the process by which Stone is ground, cut, whittled, carved from the block.To install in the student good safety practice in the use in electric tools.

Content: The student learns to handle electrical machines and is taught the concentration and understanding of the amount of time it takes to create even the simplest sculpture in stone.

Evaluation: Will be carried out during practice sessions.

Modelling Tools

The following Modelling Tools are demonstrated:

Clay Hardwood Modelling Tools.

Wire Modelling Tools.

Double Ribbon Tools.

Rubber Kidney Palettes.

Clay Cutters.

along with the

Hot Wax Modelling Tools:

Wax Modelling Tools.

Alcohol Burner.

and the following

Plaster Tools:

Plasterers Small Tools.

Plasterers Spatulas.

Plaster Griffons.

Plaster Scratch Tools.

Plaster Gouges, Chisels, Corner Chisels.

The Objective: To give an overall picture of the use of these tools in a wide range of mediums and to show the versatility of use in each material.

Content: The student learns first hand the many challenges involved using similar tools with different materials.

Evaluation: Will be carried out during practice sessions.

The Objective: To show the student the use of the Caliper and Proportional Caliper in the field of sculpting the Portrait and Human Frame.


SECTION 2 (2nd week)

This section introduces you to Armatures, their making, purpose and use.

The following Armatures are demonstrated:

Sliding Armature, Fixed Armature, Mills Armature, Free Form Armature.

The use of Galvanised wire, Square Aluminium Wire and Fine expanded Aluminium Mesh in the making of Armatures is demonstrated.

Modeling Boards and Bolted Bust Pegs and their use in Sculpting the Bust are discussed.

The Objective: To give the student a good grounding in the Art of the Armature and enable the student to make their first Armatures in preparation for their first clay modelling experience.

Content: The student learns the process of Armature making first-hand.

Evaluation: Results will be judged in the studio by the strength or weakness of the Armature.


SECTION 3 (3rd & 4th weeks)

This part of the course is dedicated to the use of stone and the student will make their first free-form sculpture in Marble.

First of all the student will carve out a defined shape from Alpha Block:

  • The Pyramid from the Square
  • The Egg from the Rectangle
  • The Sphere from the Square.

Only electric tools will be used for forming the desired shape.

The Objective: To give confidence in the experience of shaping stone to the desired form using electric tools.

Content: The student pits their wits, skill and understanding against the problems involved in carving a pre-determined shape.

Evaluation: Results will be seen by the student in how accurate the form of their shape has been achieved.

There will be a Lecture in "Blocking Out" and how it is used to sculpt the female form.

This part of the course concludes with the student carving his or her very own Sculpture in Marble. The style will be of their choosing and they will use both electric and hand tools.


SECTION 4 (Weeks 5 to 8)

During week 5 you will use the Armature you made in the second week to make a Clay Bust from a Life Model.

During the next three weeks you will model a Clay Torso from a Life Model using the Armature you made earlier.

During the last three weeks there will be three Lectures.

  1. Sculptural Styles in Depicting Buddha.
  2. Greek Influence in Depicting Buddha.
  3. The Casting Process from Clay to Bronze.

The 3rd Lecture is intense and will last two hours covering the casting process from Clay to Bronze. The process encompasses casting from Clay to Plaster of Paris, from Plaster of Paris to Wax and from Wax to Bronze.

The student will learn the use of

  • Piece Molds (Plaster of Paris, Silicon Rubber)
  • Waste Molds (Plaster of Paris)
  • Silicate Sand Molds (Bronze)

There will be a discussion regarding the colouring of Bronze by creating Patinas using acids and alkalis.

The Objective: The final part of the course is to give the student the chance to realise for themselves their own ability as a Sculptor and to remove some of their pre-conceived notions. Above all to enjoy individually and collectively the joy of the creative process.

Content: The student learns the process of Armature making first-hand.

Evaluation and summing up: This will be given by me on a one to one basis and judged by the will of the student to achieve his or her purpose truthfully.

 

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