Starting in August, 2023 we will be offering every month until December, a 1-day workshop for students new to sculpting. This workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of modelling clay sculpture. All levels – beginners welcome.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month
- August 19
- September 16
- October 21 – “Relationship Between Forms”
- November 18 – “Sculpture Shape Selection and Creation”
- December 16
$180 per workshop, includes materials. Students can use the sculpture tools in the studio for the workshop.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM The instructor will demonstrate sculpting technique
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Break for lunch (on your own)
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Students will sculpt a small head
Class Format and Outcomes
In the morning, the instructor will demonstrate his sculpting technique while teaching students about the fundamentals of sculpture language. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of the basic elements of sculpture like form and plane, composition, rhythm, mass, direction of forms, etc. After the lunch break, you will sculpt a small head as an exercise to put into practice what you learned in the morning. You will familiarize yourself with working in clay and using sculpture tools.
Students work in a water-based ceramic clay that needs to be fired in the kiln. If you wish to keep your sculpture, the studio will fire it for you for a $25 fee. As it takes time for the sculptures to dry properly before firing, you will need to come back a few weeks after the class to pick up your fired sculpture.
We are located at studio #16 in the Braid Street Studios, 321 6th Street, New Westminster, BC. The closest Skytrain Station is Columbia.
Refunds are only available up to 10 business days before the class starts. A $50 admin fee is applicable to all refunds.
Geemon Xin Meng
Geemon Xin Meng is the Director of the Vancouver Sculpture Studio. He is an internationally-recognized professional sculptor working within the tradition of classic, figurative sculpture. After having received a rigorous education at the Fine Art & Design Central Academy of Beijing, he immigrated to Canada in 2004. Geemon became a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada in 2006 and founded the Vancouver Sculpture Studio in Vancouver in 2012. He taught sculpture for 6 years to more than 100 students from more than 10 countries. Geemon became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society (USA) in 2018. With over 30 years of experience as a sculptor, he has worked in a broad range of media creating both figurative and abstract works. Geemon has exhibited his works in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom and China, among other countries.
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