What we're about

A group for all sculptors and anyone interested in sculpting that lives in the Sydney Area. Join us for sculpture workshops and events at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School in Erskineville and around Sydney. Engage with like-minded creatives to learn new techniques, perfect skills and discuss sculpture in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.

Upcoming events (3)

Open Day - Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School

Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School

OPEN YOUR EYES TO SCULPTURE! Find out how amazing it is to create your own artwork. Try your hand at some clay modelling or soapstone carving, explore our studio, talk to our teachers and students, and see an exhibition of teachers’ work! In addition, new students receive 20% off a term workshop class if you book at Open Day. Come and see Australia’s oldest and best-known independent sculpture school and a working sculpture studio in action. See our students and teachers creating works and demonstrating the skills they have learned here. A not-for-profit organisation, TBSSS is an integral part of the Sydney arts community. Supported by the City of Sydney, TBSSS provides scholarships for youth and disadvantaged people in addition to continuing Bass’s legacy of teaching sculpture to the wider community.

Open Studio 2019 - TBSSS

Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School

Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School OPEN YOUR EYES TO SCULPTURE! Find out how amazing it is to create your own artwork. Come and see Australia’s oldest and best-known independent sculpture school and a working sculpture studio in action. See our students and teachers creating works and demonstrating the skills they have learned here. Try your hand at some clay modelling or soapstone carving, explore our studio, talk to our teachers and students, and see an exhibition of teachers’ work! In addition, new students receive 20% off a term workshop class if you book at Open Day. A not-for-profit organisation, TBSSS is an integral part of the Sydney arts community. Supported by the City of Sydney, TBSSS provides scholarships for youth and disadvantaged people in addition to continuing Bass’s legacy of teaching sculpture to the wider community. All are welcome.

Figurative Sculpture in Clay with Ingrid Morley

Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School

Working directly in clay from a life model, students explore the body’s three-dimensional shape using the fundamental principals of sculpture – how to observe form and obtain structural integrity. After initial warm up exercises, students touch on central aspects of classical figurative sculpture to further their individual investigations – proportion, composition, rhythm, negative space, weights and balances and the influence of light. Students will learn the technical aspects of working with clay - texture and tools and methods of finishing a work in clay will be discussed. The course is designed for beginners to advanced students. Numbers are limited. Learning outcomes • working with a model to find a composition • collating 3D information • using light as a tool • modelling in clay from life using additive and reductive techniques • using clay modelling tools • applying different forms of texture • developing problem solving skills for 3D What to bring • closed shoes • note book for your records, sketches and information • box with a good base to take your clay work home What we provide • melanine board • clay (terracotta hand building from Blackwattle ) • modelling tools Basic kitchen facilities are available, tea and coffee is provided, local cafes are a short walk away. More information and bookings here: https://www.tbsss.org.au/class/figurative-sculpture-in-clay-with-ingrid-morley/

Past Events

2018 Tom Bass Memorial Address

Art Gallery of NSW

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