This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.
Bring your favourite mammals, birds or reptiles to life! You could also create a likeness of your pet, and all with simple techniques and minimal tools. We will learn to build critters with attitude and personality.
Charmian will demonstrate how to create the basics and then we’ll put them together to create unique creatures that come to life as we progress.
There will be discussions about using an armature for taller standing pieces or adding some mixed media elements to add interest such as legs, horns or antlers and even making eyes that look at you! For skin, fur or feathers, you will be shown ways to add surface texture and pattern. Creating attitude with different gestures or with just slight changes to facial expressions will add dimension to your creation. Pieces can either be realistic or stylized depending on your desired outcome.
This course is designed to give you skills to start creating pieces that are both fun and full of personality.
This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.
Charmian is a self taught ceramic artist who has worked for many years making pottery and teaching in the Vancouver area. She is a member of the Kingsmill Studio on Granville Island and also maintains a home studio. She has mainly been a functional potter for most of her career, but in the past few years has begun making sculptural animals and is finding this to be her most recent passion.Click here to read more about CHARMIAN NIMMO