sleek leaping hare
sleek leaping hare

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large hare finished in copper
large hare finished in copper

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Racing greyhound
Racing greyhound

Racing greyhound by Jo

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sleek leaping hare
sleek leaping hare

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"What a wonderful weekend!

 

In a beautiful setting with a well equipped studio, Jo provides a warm and welcoming environment and is incredibly generous with her time and expertise. She guided us all through the steps required to create our individual sculptures with simple instructions and clarity, offering help when needed but also allowing our own creative process to blossom."    Francesca

Two Day Sculpture Workshop      £250*

9.15am (kettle on at 9.00am!) - 4.30pm both days, although end time may change for individuals depending on sculpture stages!

 

The two day sculpture workshop - aimed at absolute beginners - can be used to create a unique sculpture just for you - previous sculptures made include cats, dogs, goats, horses, full sized hares, Giacometti inspired pieces.  Or your own design.  Although no previous experience is needed, we will be using many of the techniques from the one day Hare Sculpture Workshop.  If you have attended one of those days, you will be in the best position to make the most of the two days.

I will discuss with you your ideas prior to the workshop to ensure you can start immediately on your masterpiece.  I will be with you through the whole process providing advice and guidance, so no previous sculpting experience is expected (honestly!) 😄

You start with a steel stand (armature) which will have been welded for your sculpture in advance.  The size of the steel stand can be adapted to your ideas and becomes the strength and 'backbone' of your piece.  For bespoke stands we need at least 6 weeks notice to allow for designing, sourcing materials, welding etc. Importantly, please ensure your sculpture will be able to fit into your vehicle!  During the workshop you build up the sculpture with wire, Mod Roc and special outdoor plaster (I will have planned each stage and will guide you). You apply a finish which is weather resistant so your sculpture can be placed in your garden or on your patio. Weather damage, knocks and breakages over time are easily repaired.

 

*Pricing.  £250 includes stand and equivalent materials for a large sitting hare (eg moongazing, looking back). All other sculptures (including the large leaping hare) will have an extra charge depending on metal costs and armature design / welding time (for instance if you would like to make the sculpture 'Balance' as shown beside this text box and in the video (press here to see video), there will be an extra charge of £95 for the welded steel stand).  Leaping Hares have an extra charge of £75 (press here to see video)   Please note videos may show Jo applying clay which is now replaced with exterior plaster.  Jo will advise about extra costs when reviewing your project.

There is plenty of tea, coffee, water and snacks available throughout the workshop.  Please bring your own packed lunch. Fridge space, microwave & toaster are available.

Our workshops are friendly, fun and relaxing.  They are suitable for all abilities and age groups, although suggest children should be over 14 years of age (children up to18 must be accompanied by a paying adult).

 

The workshop is modern, spacious and bright, set in beautiful quiet countryside just outside the village of Hepworth on the Suffolk / Norfolk border.  It's within easy reach of Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge for those of you staying for a break in the area.  

 

The Jo Garden Art sculpture kits to make at home or for gifts will be available to take away at discounted prices.

Two day workshop have a maximum of 4 sculptors to allow space for larger pieces and plenty of 1-1 time with Jo. Please note cancellation/postponement notice is a minimum of 8 weeks.

 

Gift Vouchers for the full price of a One Day (£99) or a Two Day (£250) are the perfect present and come complete with a beautiful gift card.  Please contact me to arrange.

Upcoming Workshop Dates

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  • Fri 6th & Sat 7th May (sorry, fully booked)

  • Sun 17th July & Mon 18th July (sorry, fully booked)

  • Fri 5th & Sat 6 August (sorry, fully booked)

  • Sat 1st & Sun 2nd October (sorry, fully booked)

  • Fri 14th & Sat 15th October (sorry, fully booked)

  • Sat 5th & Sun 6th November (sorry, fully booked)

  • Fri 9th & Sat 10th December

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Full size leaping & moongazing hares

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If you have been given a Gift Voucher, please use the contact form to let me know which date you would like to book.  I will get back to you confirming availability.  You can also text me on 07534 016688.