Polystyrene Carving and Sculpting

Polystyrene Carving + Sculpting

Sculpting for
F I L M + T E L E V I S I O N
M a s t e r C l a s s

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Date: Friday 15th -Saturday 16th September
Time 10am - 4.30pm

This course will give an introduction to polystyrene sculpting techniques used extensively in the Film and Tv industry. You will learn how to turn a block of polystyrene into a believable piece of film scenery, worthy of Game of Thrones.

The purpose of this course is on skill based learning rather than a finished object. The emphasis is on-hands on learning, where you’ll gain confidence in using carving tools and shaping polystyrene.

Masterclass content

Day One

  • Health and safety
  • Tools and equipment
  • Glueing and Sticking
  • Carving techniques
  • Textures and Shapes

Day Two

  • Profiles
  • Piercing and layering
  • Discussing hard coats and finishes

Cost: £160

Geraldine Owens

Geraldine Owens is a sculptor based in Northern Ireland working in Film +Television. She uses traditional sculpture techniques essential to work in this field of the industry.

Owens has worked as Head Sculptor on Netflix The School for Good and Evil and the upcoming film Damsel. She was supervising construction sculptor on HBO ‘Game Of Thrones, Northman and Blood Moon along with many other roles as sculptor and modeller.

During Owens career, she has been fortunate enough to work alongside master crafts people from a wide range of disciplines..“Sharing these skills and making them more readily available to our artists, current and upcoming, is something I feel extremely passionate about, it is something that can only strengthen our creative industries in Northern Ireland, which will inevitably lead to more opportunities for our artists.”

Flax Art Sculpture Workshop will be presenting two master classes with Owens who will deliver traditional sculpture techniques very rarely taught in formal education today. The courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about the techniques used in the industry or if you are looking to develop your observational and technical skills.