Beast Masters

Beast Masters with Tom Buckland
Home Invader by Tom Buckland.

Beast Masters

With Tom Buckland

6-8:30pm Tuesdays

18 May – 15 June 2021

$280 per person

Includes all materials.

Papier-mâché (French for “chewed paper”) is a fantastic method that involves mixing glue, newspaper and water to create 3D sculpture. This process is hands-on, non-toxic, easy to use, durable and can produce some incredible results.

In six weeks, you will learn to utilise the awesome powers of papier-mâché to create your own animal, mythical creature, beast or maybe even replicate a treasured family pet with this versatile method. Throughout the workshop, you will learn the importance of pre-planning and sketching, armature construction, cutting-edge papier-mâché techniques and advanced finishing processes such as paint, found objects, silicones and fabric.

Workshop Content

Week 1
To start, we will sketch our creature and discuss skeletons and support structures. Working with wire, cardboard and tape we will begin construction on the inner armature.

Week 2
In this lesson, we will discuss papier-mâché basics and begin to cover our creature.

Week 3
A continuation of week three. We will also discuss advanced techniques.

Week 4
We will create paper-pulp – a durable material that can be used for finer details

Week 5
Finishing touches – paint, found objects, silicones and fabrics are possible options we will explore.

Tom Buckland

About Tom Buckland

Tom Buckland is a voracious bricolagist and collector of found objects, with
which he creates work that displays a unique DIY spirit. He also plays with
audience interaction, demolishing the invisible barrier between onlooker and

Buckland graduated from the Australian National University, Canberra, with a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2015 and was the recipient of the John and Elizabeth Baker Honours scholarship. Buckland has undertaken residencies at Cementa (Kandos, 2018), Fremantle Arts Centre (WA, 2017) and Canberra Contemporary Art Space (ACT, 2016). His work has featured in numerous exhibitions thoughout Australia.

More info

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