Portrait and Figurative Sculpture
Erika is excited to continue with her Sculpture Workshops
Broadwater National Park Greg Bowering Studio
Lake Cooroibah Sunshine Coast
Figurative Sculpture Workshop
Human Emotion and Movement
Erika's classes are designed to accommodate all levels from accomplished to beginning artists.
Her experience and career encompass the period from 1990 when she first created figurative sculptures to today. Erika has exhibited extensively, and her work is represented in numerous national and international collections.
She is a professional educator BA Education; BA (hon) Art and Philosophy.
Human Emotion & Movement
Figurative Sculpture Class
Create a lifelike sculpture, reflecting human emotions and movements. All skill levels are welcome due to Erika’s teaching style.
Proportions, form and harmonious balance, mass, and energy, are all covered in depth and waiting for you within this course. All materials such as wire and sun-dry clay are provided, and armatures are available for use. Your completed standing figure sculpture will be about 400 mm high and include a small base.
Gaze and Expression.
Using air dry clay to create a beautiful portrait sculpture
Create lifelike and profound portraits in clay. During a three-day workshop participants will learn to successfully create physical harmony and expression, while balancing techniques, and creativity.
Working from photographs students will develop skills such as
measuring proportions and placement
modelling the facial features eyes, ears, nose etc.
visual and tactual acuity
responding with a sculptor’s sensitivity to form, subject and material
Learning the techniques of finishing clay sculpture
Erika will lead participant through the anatomical study of the skull and individual features to create expression and narrative.
Over the course students will gain fluency in the handling of clay and a visceral understanding of the human face.
The workshops are open to all levels of experience.
The workshops will run for 3 consecutive days
From 10 am to 4 pm including 1 hour lunch
Fees include tuition, all materials and a digital instruction manual.
Air dry clay 5 kg, clay-tools, and armatures are available for use during the workshop.
Lunch: Please bring your own. Thank you
Drinks: Coffee, assorted teas and filtered drinking water are provided for.
Fees and Venues:
Sunshine Coast Lake Cooroibah QLD
Portrait Sculpture Workshop
3 day workshop: $450
3rd February to 5th February 2023
Broadwater National Park NSW
3 day workshop: $550
Workshops fill quickly so we recommend that you call or send an email to check availability.
Payments are to be made via cash or direct transfer
On Registration please pay a deposit of $100
Deposit is refundable on cancellation 14 days prior to the workshop.
Please pay the remaining fee 14 days prior to the workshop
For direct transfers: Erika Mayer BSB: 066505 ACC: 0014 6731
Numbers per class
To ensure that the workshops are personal and that participants get most of the experience, each class will have no more than eight students.