MASTERCLASS  |  Phillip Piperides

Modelling a Torso from Life: Learning the Skills

Master sculptor Phillip Piperides is renowned in Australia and internationally as a leading craftsman with extensive experience in modelling, casting and finishing. Within his own foundry, Phillip meticulously controls every step of the process of bronze sculpture making. His virtuosity at modelling and his innovative patinas, through remarkable variations, convey the voluptuous richness of the human body.

The Modelling from Life Master Class will offer an amazing opportunity to learn a range of traditional techniques from this figurative master through life modelling. Study under expert guidance as Phillip recounts his experience and knowledge to guide your sculpture practice.

The Master Class will offer techniques beneficial to those new to life sculpting and those accomplished. Participants will be able to produce a small torso using clay, from a live model under Philip’s careful eye with discussion on the importance of using a live model to a figurative artist and a presentation to show the skills used on a small torso that can also be adapted on a much larger scale.

9am - 4pm  |   Tickets $150

Currumbin Nippers Club

Artist Phillip Piperides Artwork Reflection

Photography by Lexi Spooner

June Cremin