Polystyrene Carving and Sculpting

Polystyrene Carving + Sculpting

Geraldine Owens

Sculpting for film and TV Masterclass

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Learn how to handle, cut, and carve blocks of polystyrene with sculpting techniques used extensively in the film and TV industry.

The purpose of this course is skills-based learning rather than creating a finished object. The emphasis is on hands-on learning, where you’ll gain confidence in using carving tools and shaping polystyrene.

The courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about the techniques used in the industry or if you are looking to develop your observational and technical skills.

Date: Friday 26 April and Saturday 27 April 2024
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Location: 29 Bedford St, Belfast, BT2 7EJ
Cost: £180

Masterclass content

Day One

  • Health and safety
  • Tools and equipment
  • Glueing and Sticking
  • Carving techniques
  • Textures and Shapes

Day Two

  • Profiles
  • Piercing and layering
  • Discussing hard coats and finishes

Cost: £180

Geraldine Owens

Geraldine Owens is a sculptor based in Northern Ireland working in Film +Television. She uses traditional sculpture techniques essential to work in this field of the industry.

Owens has worked as Head Sculptor on Netflix The School for Good and Evil and the upcoming film Damsel. She was supervising construction sculptor on HBO ‘Game Of Thrones, Northman and Blood Moon along with many other roles as sculptor and modeller.

During Owens career, she has been fortunate enough to work alongside master crafts people from a wide range of disciplines..“Sharing these skills and making them more readily available to our artists, current and upcoming, is something I feel extremely passionate about, it is something that can only strengthen our creative industries in Northern Ireland, which will inevitably lead to more opportunities for our artists.”

Flax Art Sculpture Workshop will be presenting a master classes with Owens who will deliver traditional sculpture techniques very rarely taught in formal education today. The courses are open to anyone interested in learning more about the techniques used in the industry or if you are looking to develop your observational and technical skills.