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Sculpting with Wax and Armatures

Sat 27 January

Downing College

All bronzes are modelled in a more malleable material before they are cast. Historically, artists modelled in clay or wax, building up larger works over armatures, before casting their works in metal. Spearheaded by artists like Alberto Giacometti, artists in the twentieth century started using fine dental casting plaster to create the surfaces of their models for bronzes. Dame Elisabeth Frink's bronzes were all modelled in plaster over a wire armature. For the beginner, plaster is a difficult medium, but wax, with its combination of pliability and response to gentle heat, is an excellent material for those starting out.

Cost: 15

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Prerona Prasad Website Email: gallery@dow.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223334800


All times

Sat 27 January 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Address: Downing College
The Heong Gallery
Regent Street
Telephone: +44 1223 334800