Adapt with Sculpture

Retreating Forward 2019 by Sian Watson

Retreating Forward 2019 by Sian Watson.

Adapt with Sculpture
With Sian Watson

10am-3pm Sunday 23 February 2020

Armatures and plaster have a long history in the artistic world of sculpture. These techniques and materials are frequently a key component in sculpture construction and provide a base to expand any visual arts practice. Come along and learn how to adapt your art practice to include armatures, plaster and develop new skills in wire drawing.

Students will work with modelling wire to develop their own figurative artwork, while also developing structural understandings of how to put together a three-dimensional artwork. Class tasks will include quick wire sketches, tackling the construction of different shapes and sizes of sculpture, and material exploration of armatures. By working through artist barriers such as gravity, artists will leave the class with new skill sets and a small wire sculpture that they can expand upon in their practice.

After lunch, students will delve into the material of plaster, developing skills on how to mix and use this material in a number of ways. Students will spend the afternoon covering armature with plaster to complete their small figurative sculpture. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those wishing to extend their sculpture experience.

About Sian Watson

Sian Watson

Sian Watson.

Canberra based artist Sian Watson graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours (First Class) in 2015. She was a recipient of many prestigious art awards as part of the Emerging Artist Support Scheme, including a public artwork commission for the ACT. In 2017, Watson had her first solo exhibition in Canada, since then showing multiple times in the USA. Recently, Watson participated in exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, with her work being represented at Sydney International Art Fair with M Contemporary and exhibited at Canberra’s Public Art Biennial Contour 556.

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All materials will be provided.

What to bring

Participants should bring their own lunch.


Please note, enrolment closes one week prior to the workshop.

  • Refunds are available if requested at least one week (7 days) prior to the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Refunds requested within one week (7 days) of the commencement of the workshop(s) are only available in exceptional circumstances and must be supported by documentation (i.e. medical certificate).
  • No refunds will be given after the commencement of the workshop(s).
  • Partial refunds are not available if you are unable to attend individual workshops that are part of a workshop series.

More info

Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.