Learn to Sculpt
Get your hands in the mud
Ever thought about creating your own sculpture?
Sculpting is very therapeutic and much more fun than just pottery or ceramics. It stimulates the imagination and opens the heart and mind to endless possibilities which reduces stress.
You will suprise yourself with your inner creative genius as you create an original sculpture to decorate your home in a relaxing gallery in Brisbane.
Sculpture classes are a hands on experience in small groups with lots of personal attention where you can let your creativity run wild. All you have to do is show up, switch off and enjoy!
Join our fun community and take the journey to serenity. No experience necessary, everyone can do it.
What sculpture will you create?
Get in touch with your inner creative genius and join our clay sculpture class today! You will learn all the techniques you need to sculpt anything your heart desires. All of these are actual student sculptures. Check out even more of the students art.
Creative Pottery Classes
Clay is such a versatile material, you can create anything you want with it. If you want to get into pottery but desire something a little more creative and inspiring than plain pottery, then this is the class for you.
Check out some of these hand made pottery pieces crafted by students during the classes.
What people say
For over 20 years, thousands of people come to me to create amazing sculptures in a relaxing environment. Read their reviews to learn how sculpting has helped change their life.
The first sculpture you make is a human head. You are able to personalise it to include any features you find interesting (different hair, eyes, etc). Georgette makes sure you... read more
I have attended Georgette’s clay sculpting classes for over 6 years and find her tuition and the experience not only fun, educative and relaxing but I have also made some... read more
People dotted around the room, all concentrating on their own work, music is playing, kindly banter and encouragement flow back and forth. Always Georgette is there , moving in with... read more
Discovering clay sculpture classes with Georgette has been a fantastic opportunity to challenge my creative mind and embrace a super fun art form. As a beginner, Georgette’s “can do” hands-on... read more
I've been attending Georgette's sculpting classes for many years (8/9/10: I've actually lost count!) and highly recommend them. Georgette is an extremely skilled, supportive and creative tutor who has aided... read more
Students learn the practical aspects of clay sculpture from the foundation up. Guided by Georgette, students learn how to construct a solid clay base, develop the piece into a rough form, then to sculpt the clay into an image or composition of the student’s choosing. The skills learned in the early stages form the basis upon which anyone is able to use their own creativity to create an original work of art which surpasses any form of pottery or ceramics. All materials are supplied for the tuition.
Georgette is an accredited TAFE teacher who has tought sculpture for over 20 years for all levels from beginners wanting to try something new to advanced practitioners wanting to learn a new skill or develop their practice.
Tranquillity and Harmony
In today’s society, everything seems to be controlled by deadlines and pressure to perform, both at home and in the workplace. When under stress we self – medicate with food, alcohol, coffee and cigarettes. Living on adrenalin we then become irritable, inefficient, complaining and have trouble with sleep. A growing number of people, from housewives to professional workers are finding the need to relax and find an outlet for their emotions to be a necessity. More and more people are finding such an escape from the every day pressures.
Every Thursday, for three hours, they find their way to a beautiful relaxing, Feng Shui Garden In Birkdale, where they relax in good company and learn the art of sculpting. People from all around Australia, the US and England have taken the sculpting courses, where they are tutored by Brisbane Sculptor Georgette Schwantes.
Some of the students have found that the beautiful surrounding and good company are so therapeutic, they keep returning for several years. The very act of creating something that they can treasure from a block of clay, gives them a wonderful sense of achievement. The garden surroundings and the company of like minded people has proven to be a creative panacea to the world in which they live.
Every year, students have the possibility to display their work at the annual Exhibition event where local judges present awards. See the amazing sculptures that have won prizes at past years’ exhibitions.
When and how much
Classes are three hours and are held every Thursday morning (9am-12pm), afternoon (1pm-4pm) and evening (6pm-9pm).
A typical eight week tuition block of sculpting includes one 3 hour session per week over eight weeks. Tuition blocks start whenever you want and run for 8 consecutive weeks.
Price is $450 for an 8 week tuition block, with all materials and tools included, excluding colouring.
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