Mythology and gods in drawing and clay

Explore mythologies of the world through visual material in a step-by-step process of fun drawing exercises and small sculpture making, culminating in a finished major sculpture (or two!).

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Stephen Harrison 2017 dates to be confirmed 6-9pm 13 sessions $495 Join our mailing

Course outline

Mythology is how people make sense of the world. Every culture from the dawn of time has stories about the creation of earth, the origins of humankind and the meaning of life. Mythology can also highlight our close connection to animals and is an incredibly visually-rich topic.

Explore these mythologies of the world through discussion and visual material in a step by step process of fun drawing exercises and small sculpture making, culminating in a finished major sculpture.

Designed to be comfortable for all levels of aptitude and experience, you are encouraged to work at your own pace. The perfect place for exchanging ideas, using imagination, and an outlet for personal creativity and expression. Every week discusses various mythologies of the world, their meaning and look at the visual aspect of selected mythologies.

  • Research various mythologies of the world
  • Create a visual diary of drawings
  • Clay sculpting

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students should have:

  • Created an imaginative and varied body of sculptures and drawings
  • Increased their artistic observational skills
  • Have an overview of many human mythologies of the world
  • Learned to look at and create art in a variety of mediums
  • Developed their own skills in drawing and clay sculpture
  • Be able to talk about their work

Who should enrol

This is an introductory course suitable for all.

Equipment requried

The following materials are required;

  • Air drying clay (base amount provided to start)
  • Paper
  • Charcoal and pencils
  • Hot glue guns
  • Wood

Presenter

Stephen Harrison: Stephen completed a Master of Visual Art (Sculpture) at the ANU School of Art. Stephens Sculptures have been exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Sculpture on the Edge, Sculpture in the Garden, Sculpture in the Paddock, Sculpture in the Street, Hidden - Rookwood Cemetary as well as various Installations and Art Exhibitions.

For more information about Stephen's work and experience please visit his site.

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