DAB’S new sculpture course open
CALLING all creative creatures wanting to try their hand at sculpture or test their mind on abstract art, DAB has a course for you.
Local artist Ross Bannister is tutoring the courses at the Douglas Arts Base and will show people how to use different sculpture mediums to produce a sculptural project suitable for the home or garden.
“It’s a very tactile medium, very calming to work with and it’s wonderful for beginners or anybody wanting to create something,” he said.
“I will be teaching the foundations and establish how to create something that the individual would like to produce by really visualising their ideas and turning it into sculpture.
“People really get a thorough understanding of building and can come away with something out of it, while also meeting like-minded people.”
The course runs for six weeks and starts next Wednesday April 18 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, with a cost of $120 for DAB members and $150 for non-members.
Also, starting tonight is the advance technique abstract course, which runs for five weeks and aims to teach underlying artistic fundamentals of colour, rhythm, surface and balance.
“Abstract is about looking at an object in a three-dimensional way and how to express that on canvas with paint,” Ross said.
“It’s a new way to look at something and it’s really fun to produce something that uses your imagination.”
The abstract course goes for five weeks and costs $100, for more information and to enrol into either course visit www. dabmossman.com or email secretary@ dabmossman.com
Sculptor: Ross Bannister working on one of his sculptures