Featured week-long workshop
Jane du Rand Masterclass (18-25 September 2022)
Jane du Rand Ceramics and Mosaics Masterclass: 18–25 September 2022.
Jane du Rand will lead a 7-day intensive ceramic and mosaic experience in 2022 to fully immerse you in the world of ceramic and mosaic art. You will learn from Australia’s leading ceramic and mosaic artist to design, create and install a significant art work from start to finish. This is only the second masterclass that Jane has run in 10 years since moving to Australia, so is not to be missed.
You need not be a master to attend this class, but you will have a strong appetite to live and breathe your art intensively for a full week in order to achieve a rapid progression to take your skills to the next level. This masterclass is suitable for practising and professional artists, as well as developing artists with some ceramics and/or mosaic experience. You will leave this course with the skills and confidence to bring your creative ideas to life and tackle significant projects for clients, your own home, friends and family.
Students will experience a multi-dimensional art program involving a range of technical, creative and cultural experiences. We will work together as a group to understand and practise:
- designing and setting out a large scale artwork, looking at a client’s brief and the translation of the design into ceramics and mosaics.
- sculpting ceramic pieces, including mould making, glazing and firing.
- cutting and placing mosaics looking at choosing colours, shapes, glass mosaics, ceramic tiles and smalti.
- installing the work, learning about the installation process, including grouting, finishing off and cleaning the final artwork.
Students will have space to develop their own style while learning how to harness and unify group dynamics at the same time as working to a professional creative brief. Individually, you will create bespoke ceramic moulds and create gallery-standard ceramic reliefs in harmony with mosaics. Collectively, you will produce a public art installation that will live permanently in the Yeerongpilly Creative Art Precinct and add value to your art CV.
Your week will include valuable walks in nature and visits to inspect completed ceramic and mosaic installations, allowing opportunities for rejuvenation, inspiration and research. In addition to learning how to create a large-scale public art installation, you will take home with you a number of moulds and ceramic pieces that you made during the week.
Download the full Masterclass brochure for more information about the course.
Cost: $2,150 (Early bird) / $2,350 (after 31 July 2022). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot and pay your registration in instalments by 31 July 2022.