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Adelaide Workshop -Jan 8th - 12th - SOLD OUT
Melbourne Workshop - April 2024- details below
Sydney Workshop - In negotiations for July 2024

3/4 Life- size Torso Workshop

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Melbourne 3/4 Lifesize Workshop

Date and time

APRIL 2024

Friday the 19th - 4.30pm - 8.00pm

Saturday 20th - 9.30 am - 1.30pm

Sunday 21st - 9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Saturday 27th - 9.30 am - 1.30pm

Sunday the 28th - 9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Where

Atelier Melbourne Art Academy, Oakleigh, Melbourne

Cost

$800

Students can expect 13 hours model time.

Maximum class of 8 Students.

Tools and materials

Clay to be supplied by students (approximately 15-20 kgs)

Please bring any clay sculpting tools you have and like to us.

Paint scraper/spatula,

T shirt/ rag for wrapping (plastic bag will be provided)

Water spray bottle.

Some tools are available for use.

All armatures are supplied and retained by the studio.

A recommendation list of tools will be supplied upon enrolment.

Description

This is an intensive workshop that aims at improving student’s observational skills, sculpture techniques and knowledge of human anatomy and form. This course is specifically designed to introduce students to sculptural methods that help simplify the complexities of the human figure. Over the course students will sculpt from life a ¾ life-size torso with water based clay. Group lessons and daily individual critiques will help to guide them through this process. Students will then prepare their sculpture to kiln fired locally at their convenience. Students are to be aware that the kiln firing process can be unpredictable in results and the main goal of the workshop is learning how to improve their sculpting from life skills. Students can expect 13 hours model time.

Clay to be supplied by the students, some tools are available for use. All armatures are supplied and retained by the studio. Kiln firing not included (cost approximately $60).

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Georgina is sculptor whose practice explores the human condition through the representation of the figure. She has trained in contemporary sculpture locally at the Adelaide College of the Arts and Figurative Sculpture, internationally at The Florence Academy of Art, Italy.  At The FAA Georgina was awarded winter and spring scholarships (2017), Outstanding Performance in Écorché Sculpture (2017), Best Écorché Sculpture (2018) and the Forth Year Sculpture Residency (2019). Upon which she then became the assistant teacher in the Écorché for the 2019-20 academic year.

Her work was been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and resides in collections over the world.  Some of Georgina’s proudest exhibitions of to date include European Museum of Modern Art; Barcelona (2019); Florence Academy of Art Faculty Show, Florence (2019); Tom Bass Prize, Sydney (2020, 2022); Sheltering with Art, Florence Academy of Art Faculty Exhibition, Online (2020); The Main gallery, Adelaide (2021); The David Roche Foundation House Museum, Adelaide (2022) and as an online finalist in the Arts Renewal Centre Salon, America, 2019.

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GALLERY

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Sculpture Program
Skull & Portrait Sculpting from Casts

$590

Returning in 2024 

Over a 5 day intensive workshop students will learn the fundamentals of sculpting the portrait. For the first 3 - 4 sessions students will start with sculpting from a cast of a human skull. This is an important study in understanding the basic structure of the portrait. This exercise also introduces the students to a sculptural method of working from a profile to find and place depth as well as finding and placing points of reference accurately. From this, using the skull exercise as a base, students will then start sculpting from a life model. For the rest of the workshop students will work towards completing their portrait placing emphasis on finding accuracy and translate the character of the cast.

Throughout the workshop demonstrations of the various steps of sculpting the skull and portrait including basic anatomical landmarks and how to break down and place the individual features will be given. Students will also receive regular individualised critiques to help guide them through the process of sculpting a portrait in clay.

On the last day students can attempt the hollowing out their clay portrait as an exercise for firing in the Kiln. Extra time may need to be given to this exercise. Students can then take their sculpture home and fire in a local kiln at their own cost and convenience (details will be provided of local kilns available). Please note that when preparing for and firing in a kiln can have unpredictable outcomes.

REGULAR LESSONS HAVE RETURNED

I am back in Adelaide.

 Regular lessons have commence again from my studio. Please email me if you would like to join

$355 for 5 x 3 hour lessons

with a small group

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Academic Casts are available for purchase

email - mills.georgina@gmail.com for list of casts

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CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2018                Undergraduate diploma in figurative sculpture, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2014                Graduate Diploma in Arts and Event Cultural Management, University of South Australia

2010                Bachelor of Visual Arts and Applied Design (Sculpture), Adelaide Collage of the Arts, AUS

2002                Certificate IV in Art (Visual and Applied), North Adelaide School of Arts, AUS

EXHIBITIONS

upcoming       May 2024 - Painting I Photography I Sculpture, BMG Gallery, Adelaide, AUS

2022                Reframing, SALA Festival, The David Roach Foundation, Adelaide, AUS

2022                Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney, AUS

2021                Are You Home, The Main Gallery, Adelaide, AUS

2021                Brave New World, The Main Gallery, Adelaide, AUS

2020                New Graduates, Virtual Exhibition, The Florence Academy of Art Presents,

2020                Sheltering with Art, Virtual Exhibition, The Florence Academy of Art Presents

2020                Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture, Sydney, Australia

2019                Figrativas, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern, Barcelona, Spain

2019                Florence Academy of Art Faculty Show, Florence, Italy

2018                Mitcham Art Prize, Gallery One, Adelaide, AUS

2018                Summer Fruits, Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2017                Life drawings from Florence, Solo exhibition, The Mockingbird Lounge, Glenelg, AUS

2010                Bazaar exhibition, The Fringe Festival, Lush Lighting, Kent town, AUS

2009                Spike and Jam Graduate exhibition, The Arts Centre, Pt Noarlunga, AUS

2008                Chapter 10, Sala Exhibition, Bruce Wilson Gallery, O’ Halloran Hill, AUS

2008                A4 Play, Higher Ground, Adelaide, AUS

2007                Undeniable things, Bruce Wilson Gallery, O’ Halloran Hill, AUS

2007                Hands on, Bruce Wilson Gallery, O’ Halloran Hill, AUS

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

 

2018               Florence Academy of art 4th year residency program

PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

2019                Finalist, Sculpture, 14th International ARC Salon, Online

2018                Best Ecorche Sculpture, Florence Academy of Art, Italy
2017                Outstanding performance in Ecorche Sculpture, Florence Academy of Art, Italy

PUBLICATIONS

2020           “Learning the Curve” Sculpture Club Journal, Online www.sculptureclubjournal.com/journal/georginamills

2008            “Bruce Wilson Gallery Celebrates!” Helpmann Academy Update, vol. 15, June-August, 2008, p 9

ARTIST TALKS

 

2016 & 17        Class for the gifted and talented, Art Department, Saint Michaels College, South Australia

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2017-2018                   Studio assistant, winter and fall trimester, Florence academy of art, Italy

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Current         Sculptor Instructor, Private Group Lessons, Adelaide, Australia 

2021 -2022    Sculptor Instructor, Masterclass, in conjunction with Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, AUS

2020              Assistant Anatomy Instructor, Online, Figura the Dutch Academy of Figurative Sculpture, Amsterdam

2019-2020     Ècorchè Assistant Instructor, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2020              Assistant Anatomy Instructor, Sculpture Skull and Portrait Workshop, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2019              Casting Assistant, Sculpture Summer Workshop, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2019              Guest Sculpture Instructor, Figura the Dutch Academy of Figurative Sculpture, Amsterdam

2018              Ècorchè Assistant Instructor, Anatomy Intensive, RGCR, Adelaide, AUS

2018              Casting Assistant, Sculpture Summer Workshop, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2017-2018     Casting Assistant, Sculpture Portrait Workshop, The Florence Academy of Art, Italy

2014              Community Artist/ Supervisor, artefACT Community Arts Program, National Folk Festival, Canberra, AUS

CONTACT ME

Thank you for your interest. Please don't hesitate to contact me regarding purchases, commissions, teaching both workshops and private or studio visits. I am always happy to receive inquires.

Please Register your interest via the email below or follow the link to the workshop

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