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Model-making Techniques Course Online

  • London, online
  • crafts, combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, theatre, visual arts
  • David Neat davneat@aol.com

Description

A 5-day intensive, practical course covering model-making skills for theatre, film, animation or spatial design. Led by David Neat from his studio in Deptford, London SE8.  Next course dates in 2021: July 26-30, August 23-27.

David Neat is a professional maker with more than 35 years experience in theatre, film, 3D design, architecture and exhibitions. He is a practicing sculptor and qualified teacher; author of ‘Model-making: Materials and Methods’ a comprehensive, interdisciplinary book on model-making and, since 2012, his instructional Wordpress site www.davidneat.wordpress.com

David’s emphasis in these workshops is on accessible techniques of building, modelling/shaping, surfacing and finishing relevant to designers and makers in various disciplines. All is as live and as ‘actual’ as possible, with minimal recorded content. There is a focus on ‘realism’ in representation, geared more to theatre and film work, but the aim in keeping the course solidly materials-based is to provide just as much of relevance to model-making for other disciplines such as interior design. Each session will offer a wealth of information, supported by specially prepared examples and worksheets, and clarified through demonstrations and practical exercises. Main areas covered include: -

methods of constructing or shaping with card, plastics and foams, for basic architecture and detailed scale furniture; modelling with soft materials and relief media; mouldmaking for casting; achieving various surface/texture treatments and paint finishes.

Materials are sent in a ‘Course Pack’, including some specially made tools, but participants need their own basic equipment at home. Each will contribute their own varied knowledge and talent, making this a valuable opportunity to discuss and compare personal experience. Whether a beginner, or with more of a hobby interest, or a professional seeking more specific guidance...this unique course will help you on your way.

The cost per person will be £230, and the group size will be limited to 10.

Contact davneat@aol.com for more information including a more detailed daily schedule.

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