16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

16 & 17 SEPTEMBER

Bookings Opening Soon
2022

Sculpting Stingrays

  • Day 2, Tuesday Sep 13, 2022
  • Presenter: Natalie Ryan
  • Media: Sculpture
  • Skills developed: Modelling, Hand-building & observational skills
2022

About the Session

2022

About the Session

During this workshop participants will learn a range of sculpting skills whilst making a stingray. Using reference imagery, participants will work with air dry clay to create their sculptures. The techniques used will also be able to be applied to clays which can be fired and glazed.

This workshop is designed so that the series of steps learnt can be applied to the classroom when working with clay. Guidance will also be given in finishing the work with acrylic paint, allowing participants to complete the work in their own time once the clay has dried.

ARTIST

Natalie Ryan

Artist
ARTIST

Natalie Ryan

Natalie Ryan's practice explores themes surrounding the representation of natural sciences throughout history and their inclusion in contemporary art. Drawing from existing methodologies used for displaying these elements, Ryan is interested in the process of imaging the natural world and the exchange between art and science that has allowed this.
She has worked with anatomical collections held in the Veterinary Department at the University of Melbourne and the Medical Department at Monash University. Ryan holds a PhD at Monash University Imaging the Dead: The Cadaver in Western Culture and Contemporary Art.
Ryan is also part of a collaboration ‘The Ryan Sisters’ with her sister Pip Ryan.

Artwork Images