Folding Leaves in Metal: In the gardens with Michelle Pujol
This Month will see Artist-in-Residence, Michelle Pujol, explore designing with leaf formations and how to recreate their unique shapes and details in different types of metal.
Join Michelle as she explores botanical form by breaking down found leaves into shapes, designs and sketches that can then be recreated into metal forms using basic jewellery techniques. Michelle will take you through how to make small maquettes, to test ideas before going onto texture, fold forming and sculpting leaves from fine aluminium, copper, and brass. These can then be applied to make a botanical metal ornament or mobile sculptures.
This is a great way to encourage a daily creative practice weather you are a beginner or a practising artisan. Her simple techniques teach observation skills and give you the confidence to start a daily / weekly creative habit and enjoy just relaxing, making, and connecting to nature in your own way.
Requirements: As a small part of this workshop may be held outdoors, please be sun smart and bring a fold-up chair if required. Please be aware that part of this course will involve hammers, tin snips and sharp metal; please bring garden gloves if you need to protect your hands. All materials are supplied. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials.
Location: Meet at the Administration Building.