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  • Rosby Mud Hut 122 Strikes Lane Eurunderee, NSW, 2850 Australia (map)

WHEN:  9.30am-4.00pm, Friday 30th August, Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September 2019
WHERE: Rosby, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee MUDGEE
COST: $450 per student. Includes basic materials & complementary lunch with Rosby Wines
TEACHER: Claire Tennant

During this hands-on 3-day workshop, participants will learn the 3 stages of sculpture production: Sculpting, mould making and casting. Participants will learn the skills to accurately sculpt a human head, to create a reusable silicone mould and cast a head sculpture. Initially you’ll study the human form and mould making techniques. To follow, you’ll create a life-sized human head sculpture modelled in clay, create a mould from silicone and then use your creations to produce a high quality and beautifully textured cement head sculpture. This workshop has been carefully curated to ensure the experience is a truly unique and immersive one, one that challenges convention and leaves you feeling inspired to push yourself creatively.

Day 1: Create a life like human head sculpture from clay using your hands and tools supplied or brought from home. Together you’ll focus on the benefits of building an armature to support your work, specific facial features and proportions, and relevant texture applications.

Day 2 : Equip yourself with mould making skills for sculpture. Today you’ll create a reusable silicone mould that you can take home along with your sculpture. You’ll also learn about appropriate part lines and the importance of considering undercuts and other common traps.

Day 3: On day three you’ll arrive bright and early to open your mould and pour your cast in concrete. You’ll discuss the best casting procedures and how to fix any problems in the cast once it is out of the mould.

While our casts are curing, participants will enjoy a magnificent lunch for the last time at Rosby, and discuss finishing techniques and surface applications. Once your cast is cured, you will open the moulds and work on the detailing.

This workshop offers the ultimate wine and food experience. By building a range of other cultural delights into the workshop, Rosby aspires to offer you a truly holistic experience. This includes paddock-to-plate style dining set against a romantic and utterly breathtaking backdrop. You’ll feel very much at one with nature in Rosby’s gorgeously rustic mud hut. Perched upon a hill overlooking the picturesque vineyard, you’ll also be treated to an exclusive wine tasting with the vigneron followed by a walking tour of the vines. Accommodation in Rosby’s charming hilltop guesthouse is an optional addition well worth looking into and will certainly complete this refined country escape.

The workshop caters to all levels of artistic experience, from beginners wanting to try their hand at something new and have a bit of fun, to proficient artists intending to further develop their skillset. Come alone or bring a few friends, everyone is welcome here at Rosby.


Claire Tennant was carefully handpicked by the team at Rosby. She is a highly experienced and accomplished moulding and casting expert who runs her own business in Sydney. She has been in the industry for nearly 15 years and has worked on a number of feature films in Australia and abroad, as well as with many high-profile artists, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. She predominantly works with visual artists to create and replicate their sculptural works in a variety of materials not limited to bronze, resins, silicones and gypsums.

Claire brings with her a wealth of knowledge and an exceptional learning environment. Her passion for the arts is contagious and her determination to impart knowledge in an engaging, fun, interactive and supportive setting sets her apart.  

Claire will be providing basic materials (clay, cement, plaster, power tools etc) but she has asked if all participants could bring along the following list of incidentals in preparation for the workshop;

· Reference images for their sculpture - either a sketch or photos. front, sides and back views
· Pencils and paper

· x4 10 Litre plastic buckets (cheapest at Bunnings)

· x1 small box of disposable gloves

· x2 pairs long sleeved rubber washing up gloves

· Personal sculpting tools or anything you may want to use to shape the clay ie sponges, clay cutters etc most of these tools can be bought from a $2 shop.

· Hat and Apron

· Sensible closed toed shoes

· Safety glasses and dust mask

Additional: Drink bottle, sunscreen and a couple of layers of clothing. We will be working under cover, but partly out of doors.

Limited numbers per workshop. Book in early to secure your place.

For more information contact Kay Norton-Knight 0428 635 993

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Earlier Event: August 15
Later Event: October 12