Sculpture and creativity

Gain an overview of the practice and theory of sculpture and explore a range of traditional and experimental ways of working in three-dimension.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Steven Holland 22 July Saturday 10am-2pm 10 sessions $695 Enrolments closed

Course outline

Sculpture is a great way to expand your creative design skills. An introduction of practical and theoretical aspects of Sculpture is provided as you explore a range of traditional and experimental ways of working in 3 dimensions. Engage in several projects, working progressively to the creation of a sculpture in concrete grout. Each project will encourage a playful, uninhibited approach to materials and processes. Sculptures, drawings and photographs produced during the course can be used as the basis for a portfolio for entrance into academic study at the ANU Sculpture Workshop.

  • Introduction: Sculpture & creativity
  • Cardboard sculptures
  • Introduction to plaster
  • Formal wire and plaster bandage sculpture
  • Wire and plaster bandage sculpture sculpture: surprising approach
  • ANU Open Day 26 August: clay/play photographs and drawings of exploration
  • Sculpting in clay, build on exploration of previous week
  • Mould making techniques

Learning outcomes

Students are introduced theory and practice in sculpture. Outcomes include:

  • Exploration of physical and conceptual qualities of different material.
  • An appreciation of historical and contemporary sculpture references.
  • Apply techniques of balance and geometric reference.
  • Creating a visually stimulating project in clay sculpture.

Who should enrol

This is an introductory course suitable for all. Students planning to undertake future academic study are encouraged to participate and create a portfolio for submission to School of Art.

Equipment requried

Students will need to bring a sculptor’s toolkit, personal safety equipment and some basic materials. Some basic materials including plaster and cemente grout will be provided.

  • A3 drawing pad
  • Drawing implements; charcoal, a range of pencils, pens and felt tipped markers
  • Masking tape; Hot glue gun and glue sticks; Long nose pliers
  • Bull nose pliers; Scissors; Cutting knife; Clay modeling tools
  • Phone/camera to document sculptures
  • Safety glasses; Protective clothing; Covered footwear; Dust mask


Steve Holland: Steven Holland is a recent PhD graduate from ANU School of Art Sculpture Workshop. He works as a lecturer at the School of Art and is a practising sculptor. To see some of Steven's work please visit the following site,

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