Venue, Timing and Cost
Then children's Holiday Workshops take place at "Sculpture Workshops Oxford" , in the garden of the home of sculptor Beatrice Hoffman. They last for two mornings of three hours each , with a coffee/drinks break in the middle. They are mainly for children and teenagers - but adults can and are encouraged to join, especially if they enjoy the company of young students.
The teaching approach is informal and friendly, with an equal emphasis on technical, artistic and creative skills :
For that reason, students can pick any topic that they feel drawn to - animals, human figure or head, or abstract form; mostly ( but not always) children pick animals . Much inspiration and teaching materials are on offer: educational plaster casts ( facial features, head and torso) , toy animals, natural objects and sculptures are on display, as well as hundreds of laminated images and many books.
My studio near Oxford:
and some reviews by parents:
"My son has now attended two of Beatrice’s holiday workshops and he has thoroughly enjoyed the experience; he has particularly liked the freedom he’s been given to choose the subjects for his sculptures and it is clear he’s learnt a lot from Beatrice in a really short space of time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these workshops and in fact I very much hope to be able to attend one myself at some point in the future!"
Anne Crook Feb 2019
The dates are the mornings ( 10-1) of :
29/30th of October
2/3rd of January
17/18th of February
6/7th of April
26/27th of May