Talents abound at the Swan Christian College Figure Sculpture Workshop

First off, let me say that the teacher I was working with, Nicole Tonkin… is a magnificent artist in her own right. But, to be that and an outstanding teacher as well?! Those are some lucky kids! Nikki and I met a few years ago when she had contacted me to help one of her […]

By the Power of Grayskull its Clint and his He-Man Jawbone Figure Base!

Sometimes my job allows me to meet the most interesting people. On this occasion I got to meet Clint Ludgewick. Clint had a fairly simple request. He wanted to remake a Jawbone base for his 30inch tall Collectible He-Man Figure. As this was a quick possibly one-off private workshop, I decided to teach Clint the […]

Restorative Arts Workshop in beautiful New Zealand March 2019

After many months of planning I had the amazing opporutunity to travel to the Land of the Long White Cloud, beautiful New Zealand, to provide an intensive 3-day Restorative Arts Workshop. Working with Nardus Oelofse and John Schipper of Davis Funerals and with the support of Dodge Australia (now Mazwell Group), I was able to […]

Awesome Figure Sculpture Workshop-GDM at MSHS 2019

In 2019, Lev Vykopal asked me back to teach another Super Sculpey Figure Workshop. And let me tell you, each and every one of the talented Melville Senior High School (MSHS) GDM (Graphic Design Media) students went past expectations and created even more excellent artworks. It still amazes me how intellectually absorbent children are. If […]

Carmel School-Sculpting, Moulding and Casting Master Class

September- Carmel School Leanne Mazjner and I met in August and we immediately knew that we had to do a workshop together. Leanne is an amazing artist in her own right and super patient Art Teacher at Carmel Senior High School. When we met, she told me that she was a member of ArtEd and […]

Fun and Informative! Wearable Art Materials Workshop – Wesley College – May 2018

I met Arts Teacher Alexandra Hutton whilst providing another workshop for her colleague Mel Priemus and the super talented Wesley College Drama students. It has taken quite a bit of planning, but after talking at length with Alex,  I was able to put together a very informative and super hands-on “Materials and Processes for Wearable […]

John Calvin Christian College – Resin Art Workshop – April 2018

Just after I returned from my Easter break, I headed out to John Calvin Christian College in Armadale for 3 back-to-back Resin Art Demos. Invited by their Design and Technology Department head Marius Vanlecq to work with their year 10s and 11s, I was pleasantly surprised at their beautifully laid out facility. All the students […]

Figure Sculpting at Melville Senior High School

February was excellent as I was asked to run another Sculpey Figure Sculpting Workshop for the talented GDM (Graphic Design Media) students at Melville Senior High School. I have been fortunate enought to be invited to do this workshop multiple times over the years by the GDM Department Head Lev Vykopal. Every year these very […]

Portrait Sculpture- Melbourne RAW (Restorative Artists Workshop) 2017

Thank you Melbourne,Victoria! We had an excellent Restorative Artists Portrait Sculpture Workshop with some very fun folks! A huge Thank You to Jan from Dodge Australia and Amanda at/from the beautiful Bethel Funeral Home. During our two days of full on Art and Sculpture, nothing was ever a problem and everything was taken care of. I’ve only […]

Portrait Sculpture- Brisbane RAW (Restorative Artists Workshop) 2017

Willem Dafoe Tommy Lee Jones Sir Anthony Hopkins RAW Brisbane 2017.. Back in October I had the opportunity to travel to Brisbane NSW for another RAW (Restorative Artists Workshop). We were hosted by Metropolitan Funerals in Upper Mt Gravatt. Feeling very comfortable in such an excellent facility, all of the artists got right to work […]