A plaster casting session where you’ll learn a range of casting and modelling techniques exploring the idea of sanctuary through personal objects, modelled forms and architecture.
All materials are provided but you are invited to bring in your own objects to cast or select from a range of objects and source material provided by your tutor Sharon Haward, with outcomes including wall plaques or small sculptural objects.
The class will be in Towner’s ground floor space, Studio 1 and will be limited to 15 participants. There will be an hour break for lunch at 1pm.
About Sharon Haward
Sharon Haward is an artist exhibiting in this year’s Brewers Towner International exhibition.
Her multidisciplinary practice crosses the boundaries between sculpture, painting and installation. The relationship between the body, architecture and built environment are key themes in her work. Haward's practice grows out of her interest in architecture in general and more specifically the contributions made by women designers, artists and architects to Modernism. One strand of her practice explores the potential of architecture to create a space for escape and sanctuary.
Sources of inspiration include an archive of photographs and drawings gathered over many years of research trips to iconic buildings such as De La Warr Pavilion. She has a Fine Art Degree from Newcastle University and an MA in Digital Media Arts from University of Brighton.