Clay Portraiture with Suzie Zamit – 4/5 December

Clay Portraiture with Suzie Zamit - 4/5 December

Suzie Zamit is admired, accomplished and successful in the world of clay portraiture.  We are delighted to announce that she is coming to teach here at the studio for a special two day course for those with some portrait modelling experience.

If you have a passion for modelling the head then this course is not to be missed!

COURSE DETAILS

 

This course includes:

  • Tuition from the exceptionally talented Suzie Zamit
  • Step-by-step guidance covering…
  • How to build a portrait head sculptured in clay 
  • The importance of keen observation of the human head and face in making your sculpture
  • How to capture the characteristics of the face

Suitable for?

Those with at least some experience of making portrait heads in clay.

What is included in the price?

  • Two full days’ teaching (10am-4pm)
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits/cake
  • A professional life model
  • All your materials, clay and firing of your piece in one of our kilns
  • Use of a beautiful purpose-built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
  • Beautiful countryside setting

A potential extra day of sculpting:

  • If there was the demand, we could ask the life model to come back for one more day of modelling for us the following week (either 11 or 12th December) but please note that Suzie will not be there and it will be in untutored.

This course is for you if:

  • You want to delve deeper into the wonderful world of clay portraiture
  • You want to learn new skills and benefit from a different perspective
  • You want to have a go at capturing the human face
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a creative environment
  • You love creativity

You will need to bring:

Nothing, bar a packed lunch and maybe an apron if you want one!

Beyond the course:

If you wanted to continue exploring clay then you could make pieces at home and bring them here for firing.

We also have two mid week classes that you could join – one taught, one untutored (a waiting list may apply). You could also sign up for a weekend course!

Need accommodation?

If you are travelling from further afield and would like to stay in the area for your visit then have a look at our recommended list of local B&Bs and hotels.

£200 for the two days, including clay, kiln firing, portrait model, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits

BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON WHAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE A POPULAR COURSE.

Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).

ABOUT THE TUTOR

Suzie Zamit studied Fine Art Sculpture at City & Guilds of London Art School. She has been a member of the Society of Potrait Sculptors since 1999, and a council member since 2007. She exhibits at their annual Cork St, W1 show each May, and in 2010, at their critically acclaimed exhibition in Winchester Cathedral called ‘In a Sacred Place’.

She has also designed for the Royal Mint including a Charles Darwin bicentenary £2 coin 2009, and a Britannia bullion coin 2010.  Recent commissions include posthumous portraits of the artists Barry Flanagan and Francis Bacon  and a small scale portrait of Charlie Chaplin. She is currently working on a high relief of the WW1 poet Wilfred Owen and Dr R D Lawrence, founder of the British Diabetic Association.

Suzie’s work is in private collections throughout Europe. Her studio is at her home in Crouch End, North London. Apart from private tuition, she also teaches clay modelling and portraiture at The Art Acadmey, SE1 and at Mapstone Studios in Devon.

“The beauty of the human form is a constant inspiration – I find the expressive, malleable properties of terracotta make it the perfect medium … There is something immensely satisfying, addictive and ancient in taking a lump of clay and ‘breathing life’ into it.”

Suzie Zamit

£200 for the two days, including clay, kiln firing, portrait model, tea, coffee, cake and biscuits

BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE ON WHAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE A POPULAR COURSE.

Complete the booking form (top right of your screen, or scroll down if you’re on a mobile).


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