What happens at a Sculpture Magic Workshop?

The next Sculpture Magic Workshop starts March 16-18, 2012 which is a Friday but most (if not all) of our students will be gathering here late Thursday afternoon for an informal get together and to start in on the learning. We'll go for a no host supper at the local restaurant in Yarrow. After supper we'll come back to the shop and kick things into gear. The workshop starts officially on Friday morning. I unlock the doors to the shop at 8:00 am.

The Sculpting MAGIC Workshop will involve every aspect of our sculpting process from start to finish, from design through to paint. We'll weld some steel frameworks, apply the lath and then each student will try their hand at sculpting fiberglass-reinforced concrete panels in a variety of textures including detailed wood and other textures. Each student will also work up an armature and sculpt a detailed project using Abracadabra Sculpt - a sculpting epoxy. The students will each work on their own project. I'll demonstrate every technique and break the project down into simple, manageable, bite sized pieces showing how even the most complex project isn't all that difficult. Bring your work clothes for this is a hands-on workshop. 

We'll discuss design and the fabrication techniques we use in our shop on a daily basis for projects both large and small. We'll also talk about the ways we use to promote this new kind of work in our world wide marketplace. I will do my best to challenge each student to push their personal boundaries and perceived limits on a daily basis.

Our workshops are held in our studio/shop in Yarrow (Chilliwack), British Columbia, Canada. It's a tiny farming community about 60 miles east of Vancouver. Canada. 

All meals during the workshop will be taken in our shop to minimize waited time and to keep things flowing. We have a lot of ground to cover in the time you will be here. 


We will be taking one or two field trips to look at large scale projects that my team and I have done. Exact schedule will be determined by the weather at the time.


Friday morning the shop doors open at 8:00 am with the teaching officially starting at 9:00 am sharp. Lunch, supper and breaks are provided in the shop. The shop remains open until 11:00 pm.  

Saturday morning the doors open at 8:00 am. We start officially at 9:00 am once more. Lunch, supper and breaks are provided in the shop. After supper we do hands-on projects in the shop.  The shop remains open until 11:00 pm. 

Sunday morning the shop opens at 8:00 am. Lunch is officially the last meal served in the shop. Some will head out after lunch but there are always a few eager students who want to continue. The shop will remain open and we generally do a no host supper at a local restaurant. The shop remains open until 11:00 pm for those who want to stay.

The workshop days are long but exciting. I'll do my best to fill your head to the bursting point and send you home excited to do this kind of work in the future.

There are no prerequsites to attend our workshops. We get beginners and what I would call masters and everything in between. All go away with new ideas and a new found enthusiasm to do similar work in their own shops and studios when they get home.

There's still room for a few more...

-grampa dan