Professional sculptor Joël A. Prévost teaches the techniques and use of tools necessary to sculpt a wall-mounted sculpture at a one-day workshop in Courtenay, March 14. Photo supplied.

One-day workshop for learning to sculpt clay in Courtenay

Have you dreamed of unleashing your inner Michaelangelo?

This one-day workshop at Lewis Centre could be the start.

Saturday March 14, CV/Arts hosts professional sculptor, Joël A. Prevost. Come and learn the essentials of forming clay into a figure.

In this workshop, the participant will sculpt from a slab of clay of 14 x 8 x 2 inches of clay. You only need to bring your desire to turn 12-14 pounds of clay into a wall-mounted work of art. Whether you wish to explore clay as a new medium or to deepen your knowledge of human anatomy, this is a great opportunity to learn to sculpt with a live model.

Professional sculptor Joël A. Prévost teaches the techniques and use of tools necessary to sculpt a wall-mounted sculpture, taking you step by step by adding, subtracting, polishing.

This workshop is perfect for people who do life drawing, figurative painting, wood sculpture or ceramic. Supplies are on the premises, firing is included in the course.

This is a 7- hour workshop, please bring your lunch, all other supplies are provided. Workshop cost: $175, plus $30 for supplies (includes kiln firing).

Register online at comoxvalleyarts.ticket.ca

Prévost spent 20 years in British Columbia where he worked as a facilitator with non-profit organizations in planning and fundraising. This experience led him to become a promoter in music, the theatre and visual arts, as well as taking on the role as a producer for concerts, music series and cultural events. During this time he also learned how sculpt.

In 2006 Prévost settled in Montréal where he established L’Atelier de Sculpture du Village. There he taught sculpture to students whose backgrounds encompassed related art fields such as cinema, the circus, 3D animation and video games. He also instructed visual artists seeking to perfect their skills in rendering the human form. Prévost has recently relocated from Montréal and established the Vancouver Island Sculpting Studio, in Nanaimo; a professional clay and plasticine sculpting studio. With over 20 years’ experience as a sculptor, he currently teaches sculpting using life models, to students at all levels.

His works can be found in numerous private and corporate collections in Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia and China. www.joelaprevost.com

This workshop is presented as part of CV/Arts’ PRACTICE: series, which is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons For Seniors Program.

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