DAB’S new sculp­ture course open

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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