A 5-day intensive, practical course covering model-making skills for theatre, film, animation or spatial design. Led by David Neat. Deptford, London SE8
Next course dates in 2018-19 October 29-November 2, November 19-23, December 10-14, January 7-11, February 4-8, March 4-8, April 1-5, April 29-May 3
The course publicity reads as follows:
‘David Neat is a professional model-maker with more than 30 years experience in theatre, film, 3D design, architecture and exhibitions. He is a practicing sculptor and a qualified teacher. His book ‘Model-making: Materials and Methods’, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary book on model-making, was published by Crowood Press in 2008 and is fast becoming a teaching standard.’
David’s emphasis in these workshops is on accessible techniques of building, modelling, surfacing and finishing relevant to designers and makers in various disciplines. 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 and covering as many of those as possible in a short course may even stimulate architectural or product model-makers looking for something new. Each session will offer a wealth of information, supported by specially prepared examples and worksheets, and clarified through demonstrations and practical exercises. Areas covered include: –
methods of constructing or shaping with card, plastics and foams; methods of making model furniture; mouldmaking in silicone rubber and casting in polyurethane resin; modelling with soft materials; techniques of soldering (demonstration); scenics, such as plants and trees; various surface/texture treatments and paint finishes.
Materials are provided, and participants need only bring some basic tools. Each will also bring with them 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 £330. At present places are limited to just 6, for the most effective teaching and participation. This does however mean that courses do tend to book up quickly!