Workshop Class

The student is encouraged to progress in learning to 'see' whilst developing the necessary skills to bring form to the idea. The art & the craft are learned hand-in-hand & are inseparable in practise. Through this process the student learns about 'Truth to Material' - how an idea can be transformed into a particular medium & vice versa, largely determining the sculptural 'idiom' within the broader language.

The focus of the classes is learning about form, both figurative & abstract, through making studies & the development of ideas.

Technical methods covered are:

  • drawing

  • armatures

  • clay modelling & use of tools

  • plaster waste mould making

  • plaster & cement casting

  • repairs & refinements

  • colouring & finishing

  • direct plaster modelling

  • carving

  • fabrication

Some relevant Art History is also learned osmotically through discussion of examples during classes.

The learning is facilitated at each step in each process through discussion, demonstration, & handouts.

Class Location

Damien Lucas Sculpture Studio
4/71 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

Class Times

Wednesdays & Thursdays
9am-midday, 1-4pm, 6-9pm
(or other times by arrangement)

Class Prices (including most materials)

5 class pass = $275
10 class pass = $500
Casual Class = $60
Private tuition = $75/hr