Clay Portrait Weekends with Karin Ort – 3/4 December 2016

Clay Portrait Weekends with Karin Ort - 3/4 December 2016

Take a couple of days and create a clay portrait. We provide the model or you can bring your own – and make a ceramic study of a friend or family member. 

Karin Ort will take you through the whole process creating a portrait from building your armature to preparing your model for firing.  It can be as figurative or abstract as you like – the choice is yours – and Karen will help you create your artistic vision. Once finished the piece will be allowed to dry out and once dry, will be fired in one of our kilns. It will then be yours to collect and take away.

Karin has an exceptional eye for detail and is able to guide and encourage students through to reaching their creative potential.

This  weekend course includes:

  • Inspiring and expert teaching from Karin Ort
  • Step-by-step guidance covering…
  • How to build construct a portrait head sculptured in clay 
  • The importance of keen observation of the human face in making your sculpture
  • How to capture the characteristics of the face – you can work as realistically or abstract as you like!
  • Mutual support from your fellow makers – and plenty of tea and coffee breaks

Weekend Course Price £140

including tuition, model, clay and firing costs

 Price includes model, clay and firing costs.

Suitable for?

Anyone regardless of experience – we generally limit the age to 14 years old+ though.

What is included in the price?

  • Two full days teaching (10am-4pm-ish)
  • Clay* and firing
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes
  • Use of a beautiful, purpose built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
  • Beautiful countryside setting
*the tutor reserves the right to add a surcharge if the artist chooses to work much larger than is typical for the course

This course is for you if:

  • You want to explore your creativity but lack the confidence to do so on your own
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You want to experiment in clay but aren’t interested in pottery
  • You have tried drawing and want to get your hands dirty!
  • You think you can’t “do art” but want to have a go

The perfect environment for creativity.

The course that I experienced has completely changed my approach to my own creativity. It’s laughable now that I was so worried about my lack of artistic flair.     Alison Pink

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