Sculpture:

Sculpting Animals

with Natalie Ryan


 

Suitable for: ALL LEVELS

Session Times Available:
(AM) Morning session SOLD OUT!
(AM) Morning session SOLD OUT!
 
 
Explore figurative (animal) sculpture in this workshop with Natalie Ryan. Embrace your inner spirit animal and learn skills and techniques in creating an armature as a basis for your sculptural exploration. Then using air-dry clay participants will flesh out their sculptures by giving their animals weight and form. Finally, the embedding of faux eyes into the work will complete your ‘Animal’ and bring it to life.

 
 

About the Presenter

Natalie Ryan’s practice explores themes that surround the aesthetic representation of the cadaver and natural sciences throughout history and their inclusion in contemporary art. Ryan has worked with anatomical collections held in the Veterinary Department at the University of Melbourne and lectured in Anatomical Drawing working with human cadavers at Monash University.
Recent exhibitions include Imaging the Dead at Linden New Arts, Curious and Curiouser at Bathurst Regional Gallery, Second Nature with Blackartprojects, Shifting Skin at China Heights Sydney, Mortem in Imagine curated by Michael Brennan at LUMA and the VAC Bendigo, Disquiet (Off You) Dark Mofo, Maverick curated by Reko Rennie ArtBar MCA. Recent residencies, commissions and grants include, Artist in Residence at The University of Melbourne Veterinary Department, Eden Gardens Outdoor Sculpture commission, ArtStart Australia Council for the Arts, VICARTS GRANT, Bundanon Studio Residency, Linden Studio Residency Program, Medical and Art Residency at Monash University Gippsland, APA Scholarship for PhD at Monash University Caulfield.

 

 

 


HOW TO BOOK

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW SOLD OUT AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO BOOK AS PART OF YOUR CONFERENCE DAY.

 

Natalie Ryan Profile Headshot

Natalie Ryan Untitled (white Cow Head)

Natalie Ryan Untitled (grey Rabbit Head)

Natalie Ryan Horseshoe Crab

Artwork & Images courtesy of Natalie Ryan