with Stephen Hart 

When: 31 August 2019

Where: artisan, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills

Time: 10:30 am 

Duration: 4.5 hours (includes a lunch break)

Where: artisan, 45 King Street, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006

Cost: $165 per person, limited to only 6 places

Workshop outline:

How do you take an idea and translate it to different scales? With sculptor Stephen Hart you will learn how to take the basics of an idea, realise it in three dimensions and explore the potential for it to evolve into something larger. In this intimate workshop Stephen will share his own methods of material investigation he has spent decades developing, sharing insight into his own practice and examples of works he has created.

Starting with sketches and doodles and modelling in wax, Stephen will guide you through elemental whittling with a tiny blade. Working on this small hand-held scale you can focus in on the details to produce accurate maquettes and experiment with compositions.

Working economically and not rushing to a massive scale has benefits in resolving details and proportions which is fundamental to achieving a final composition.

Stephen will also introduce you to the steps and techniques to scale up and translate your model into different materials. Effectively transferring trade skills and tools for measurement into a creative use, and helping you think beyond the basics when developing three dimensional work.

This workshop will provide you with practical skills and new ideas to work flexibly. It is experimental at heart and is designed to be influenced by your own ideas and interests. Please come prepared to try something new and see where the process takes you.  It’s a fabulous opportunity to learn from an experienced sculptor.

Skill Level: Beginners welcome, makers encouraged, anyone curious to extend their sculptural skills and learn about scaling and sculptural processes. Please be comfortable working with a small sharp craft knife.

Included in workshop ticket:

  •  Instruction from a respected and experienced artist
  • Scalpel tool and spare blades to take home
  • All materials, timber etc included
  • Discussion and sharing ideas 
  • Opportunity to explore different materials and model making processes such as wax, timber
  • Light refreshment

What to bring: 

  • Please wear closed shoes
  • Lunch or money to buy lunch

    About Stephen Hart:

    Stephen Hart is a Brisbane-based sculptor, he works in a variety of materials including stone, timber, plaster and bronze. A recurring motif is the human figure and Stephen reflects that his art practice is largely a philosophical enquiry that reflects his interest in rituals, habits and the complexities of the human condition. Rapture, his four metre tall figurative sculpture in bronze is situated on the corner of Charlotte and Market Streets in the Brisbane CBD. With a Master of Fine Arts Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor Visual Arts Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Stephen has exhibited in numerous galleries in Australia. He was awarded a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2014,  and has been a finalist in prizes such as the Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Sydney and Finalist, Wynne Prize, Landscape & Sculpture, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.



    Workshop Cancellation Policy:

    Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

    Participant Cancellation Policy:

    Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator.

    Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted.

    Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded.

    You are welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to



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