Richard Balman's -sculpting sessions

by richard in Ilminster

We did it
On 26th September 2015 we successfully raised £160 with 6 supporters in 28 days

To raise money for tools and equipment to share and teach people the knowledge of sculpting and mould making.

by richard in Ilminster

Project aim

My aim is to run courses, shareing my passion and teach people the knowledge of sculpting and mould making.

About the project

RICHARD BALMAN'S SCULPTURE SESSIONS

My project will be for the the comunity, friends and family to come along and choose one of the courses that are offered, to learn the skills and knowledge required to sculpt and mould a piece of their own. Students will learn all the basics of sculpting and mould making, along with the differnt ways to sculpt a piee, and the different ways to use the tools depending on the result you want.

We will be doing filler  exercises in between the setting times of silicone rubber, to train your motor skills that enable you to create good work, training your eyes and your fingers, because they will be your most important tools. Understanding the basic rules that apply in the sculpting world will enable you to gain masses of progress i.e. always looking for movement in the peice to make your sculpture look more natural. 

 I want to create a comfortable relaxed teaching environment for the people who are not 100% confident in their skill level, as well as the more advanced individual. I shall tend to everyones need to the best of my ability, and resolve any issues that you may have.

 

When your 4 days come to an end, you would be able to sculpt and mould a piece from start to finish, case your mould up and then finaly pour your sculpture in resin. You will then have something to show, for the time you have invested in yourself to learn theses set of artistic skills.

There will also be the oportunity to learn the skill of paternation, the colouring of the resin or Bronze. All of the techniques involved are art forms in themselves, mastering all of them will mean you have a unique piece of art, finished to a very high quality.

I will be offering one to one sessions for people who want to learn more, and also opportunities to exhibit work if they wish to do so. Day courses  are also available for people who are short of time.

However,  setting up a creative teachings programe costs money! We need the tools, the materials and the saftey equiptment.

What I will buy with the money

Materials

Silicone Rubber, Jesmonite powder, liquid and matting 

Filite Powder & Clay 

Catalist, Fiberglass resin, plus plus plus!

Tools

Sculpting tools, Armature wire , Nuts, Bolts and Screws !!

Drills, Chizzels, Threaded bar, plus plus plus

 

Safety Equiptment !!!!!!

 

I belive art should be shared. Please help me share it!!

 

 

I've found the perfect place to share my art, but I need your help to create a hub that can be enjoyed by everyone that wants to be apart of it.  

So pledge today to get this ball rolling. and you will recive one of many of the rewards in return. There are many up for grabs so take a look and enjoy. 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hope to see you soon in the studio

 

Richard Balman at Sculpture Sessions

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

If you pledge 5 pounds, ypu will receive a shout out on social media.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

You will receive a massive shout out on social media, a massive hug and you can come down to the studio when ever you like.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

You will receive a massive shout out on social media, a hug, a hand written thank you letter from me and Workshop Experience. as well as a tour of the other maker's workshops at Rose Mill.

£80 or more

£80 Reward

A one to one 4 hour session with me in the studio learning the basics of sculpting wildlife. And a massive shout out on social media.

£120 or more

0 of 12 claimed

£120 Reward

A massive shout out on social media, and a Richard Balman limited edition (12 only) Marquette sized (6inch high) wildlife sculpture.

£175 or more

0 of 12 claimed

£175 Reward

A massive shout out on social media, and a Richard Balman limited edition (12 only) table top sized (15 inch high) wildlife sculpture.

£220 or more

£220 Reward

You will receive 2 days in the studio learning the basics of how to build an armature and sculpt a wildlife piece. (if you want to then go on to producing a hard master sculpture you can pay for that separately at the time.)

£380 or more

£380 Reward

You will receive 4 days in the studio learning the basics of sculpting and moulding a wildlife piece which will give you a final piece of art to take home.

£550 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£550 Reward

You will receive a massive shout out on social media, a hand written letter, a 4 day course on how to sculpt wildlife and mould making as well as well as a Richard Balman limited edition (8 only) table top size sized (15inch high) wildlife sculpture.


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