October/November Workshops at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre

leitrimSat 22 and Sun 23 October
Modelling The Head In Clay – From Life Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna. Duration: 2 Days. Participant: 6 Cost: €160
This module is open to beginners and those with some experience in clay modelling.
Students will learn to make an armature and model a head in clay from life.

Sat 5 and Sun 6 November
Traditional Print Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop
Tutor: Debra Bowden. Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €150
Japanese woodblock printmaking is an ancient art form dating back to the 8th century. This beautiful technique of carving and printing from woodblocks is a non-toxic technique which uses watercolours and water based inks. The fine structure of Japanese papers enables hand burnishing with a baren (bamboo pad) instead of using a printing press.
This two day workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience who would like to refresh their knowledge and improve their basic skills. Students will learn how to carve and print an edition of colour prints (maximum size: 23 x 15 cm) using the Japanese registration method of ‘Kento’. Colours are printed in stages using the reduction block method (the block is carved appropriately for each colour). Students come with: students are asked to bring visual ideas in the form of drawings, photographs etc.

Please call 071 985 5098 or email info@leitrimsculpturecentre.ie for booking.

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