Sources of Inspiration: Abstract Sculpture in Clay

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Gale Woodhouse (Click for Bio)

Work towards building an abstract sculptural form of your own design following a series of preliminary small scale explorations investigating the infinite textural qualities of this magnificent medium. Learn the essentials of building clay forms, ceramic construction techniques, traditional modeling, structural design, and mark-making.

Whether you’re a hand-builder or looking to incorporate throwing skills, this workshop has something for everyone. Gain a strong foundation in three-dimensional form building and explore gesture and expression to bring your sculptures to life. By the end, you’ll create a unique abstract sculptural form of your own design. Join us and unleash your inner artist!

Students should bring a box of cone 5/6 grogged clay (sculpture mix, MSCULP, WSO, or similar) clay tools, and an apron. Clay can be purchased at VCAC on the first day of class. All other required materials will be supplied.


August 12 to 16 
Monday to Friday, 9:30-3:30

Members $652.50 | Non-Members $725

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Fridays & Saturdays

9:00am to 5:00pm


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Please note, the Centre is closed on some statutory holidays.