Sculpture Workshop with Adam Rish
1 day workshop for adults
29 October 2017
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Price is per person.
All materials and tools included and wood for piece of sculpture.
Includes Morning and Afternoon Tea
This is a one day workshop from beginner to intermediate level suitable for anyone able to hold a chisel. It is a hands on (hopefully not hands off) course in which you should be able to complete an artwork over the weekend. There will be an introduction by well known Sydney artist Adam Rish, who will talk about his approach to sculpture. There will be a session on planning works as three dimensional drawings. There will be sessions to develop hand-carving skills in wood, using power tools and finishing and techniques. Over the weekend Adam will be available to talk to each participant individually and help them in the production of their work.
What shall I bring?
Everything to do the course will be provided, except bring your own drawing pad and pencils, ruler and rubber etc. If you already have sculpting chisels then you are most welcome to bring your own and also any power tools you like to use. You may also wish bring your own piece of wood if you have a special piece you would like to work on, but wood will be provided. It will help to bring a sketch or photo of an image you would like to develop into a sculpture. Remember to wear old clothes and bring a good supply of bandaids. If you have earmuffs and a dust filter mask then also bring these but these can also be provided.
About your tutor
Sydney based artist, Adam Rish has exhibited since 1975. He is represented in many of the major Australian collections and won numerous awards. His interest is in cross-cultural collaboration as “world art” (like “world music) and has worked with indigenous artists in Australia, Indonesia, Tonga, Turkey and the USA making ceramics, paintings, prints, sculpture and textiles. He has been making sculpture since 1986, in a range of media including work in bronze, ceramic, marble, plaster and wood. Since 2007 he has been collaborating with I Wayan Sumantra, in Ubud, Bali, making wooden sculptures. Examples of these collaborative works may be seen on his website adamrish.com.au