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Zoom and Bloom: 3 Week Barbara Hepworth Abstract Sculpting! Beginners - Intermediate JUNE 2024

Zoom and Bloom: 3 Week Barbara Hepworth Abstract Sculpting! Beginners - Intermediate JUNE 2024

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Barbara Hepworth - Explorative sculpture, and miniature casting workshop in collaboration with Just4youonlineuk.

Welcome to the start of some very exciting Zoom And Bloom Workshops.

Artistic expression has been a part of human history since prehistoric times. However, the narrative of humanity's creative journey often overlooks the contributions of women. Through a series of workshops, I aim to spotlight their enduring efforts to combat sexism, race, and class barriers. It is crucial to recognize and appreciate how their perseverance has allowed their art to shape the historical narrative we acknowledge today. So, I invite you to join me and learn more about these very empowering talented creatives in a series of relaxing art workshops. 

Starting with Barbara Hepworth.

Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was a prominent British sculptor and a leading figure in the international art scene. Much of her Art is inspired by the beauty of St Ives, which is where I've been lucky enough to study and learn more about this so very talented Artist. 

Known for her modernist and abstract works, Hepworth often explored the relationship between mass and space in her sculptures.

Join me on this very exciting three week Zoom and Bloom workshop where we will learn more about the avant-garde movement, and why Hepworth is considered one of the great earliest movements of female sculpture and abstract art.

Whilst Hepworth is known for direct carving, we will create our carvings slightly differently by using moulding putty, Eco Pour and Air dry clay. 

We will incorporate smooth, organic forms and textures using nature to create our very own Hepworth inspired sculptures. 

I am looking to modernize my teaching methods, so the Zoom and Bloom Teachings may have a different feel about them, with PowerPoints for a more advanced level of learning. 

Week One -  Discover the essence of Hepworth's artistic legacy and understand why she stands out in the realm of abstract sculpture.

In this session, we will sharpen our observational drawing skills using charcoal and ink, focusing on the intricate interplay of line, tone, and texture. Through guided exercises, we'll explore the fundamental elements that define the language of visual art: Line, Tone, Texture, Pattern, Surface, Shape, and Form.

But it doesn't stop there – we'll embark on a journey of inspiration drawn from nature, diving into Organic Shapes and Natural Forms. The landscape will be our inspiration as we create sketches and plan ideas for our upcoming sculpture. In the following week, we'll gather materials from the great outdoors (or you can use what is included in your Zoom and Bloom Pink box)to bring our envisioned sculptures to life.

Join us in unpacking the concepts of Mass and Space, breathing life into both Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional art forms. This week promises a fusion of creativity, exploration, and inspiration, laying the foundation for a transformative artistic journey.

Please look at the list of extra materials, to see if there is anything extra you would like to bring to this class. 

Week Two

Think of this question - Barbara wanted her work to be more than just looked at, she wanted it to be felt. How can we do that with our sculptures?

Clay sculpting - How to convey texture - how to transform their ideas from Week One and evidence it in their clay sculpture.

Home work - To use Eco Pour following the same principles of Clay sculpting and bring to Week three.

Week Two - This week is all about artistic exploration, where we unravel the enigma of Barbara Hepworth, renowned as one of England's most influential abstract sculptors. Delve into the essence of her creative genius and understand why her work transcends mere observation to evoke profound feelings.

As we ponder the question Barbara herself posed – how can we make our sculptures more than just visually captivating, but also deeply felt? This week's lesson propels us into the realm of clay sculpting, where we will learn the art of conveying texture and transforming our ideas from Week One into tangible, emotive sculptures.

Our journey extends beyond the confines of the studio, challenging us to engage with nature and our surroundings, just as Hepworth did. Drawing inspiration from her desire for a sensory connection with art, we embark on a hands-on exploration of creating sculptures that resonate on an emotional level.

For homework, unleash your creativity with Eco Pour, applying the same principles learned in clay sculpting. Bring your eco-inspired creations to Week Three, where we will celebrate the fusion of artistic expression and environmental consciousness.

Please look at the list of extra materials, to see if there is anything extra you would like to bring to this class. 

Week Three - marks the culmination of our artistic journey, a moment to bring our sculptures to life in bronze, infuse them with colour, and meticulously finish our creations. As we wrap up this transformative experience, we delve into the final chapter with a study of Barbara Hepworth's latest masterpiece, the 'Family of Man.'

In this concluding lesson, we'll not only synthesize the skills and techniques acquired throughout our exploration but also gain a deeper understanding of Hepworth's evolving artistic vision. The 'Family of Man' serves as both inspiration and reflection, allowing us to draw connections between our individual creations and the broader context of abstract sculpture.

As we add the finishing touches to our sculptures, we celebrate the journey of self-expression, creativity, and the embodiment of learned principles. This lesson encapsulates the essence of Barbara Hepworth's influence on abstract sculpture in England, emphasizing the importance of artistic evolution and the power of expressing complex human relationships through art.

Join us in this final week as we complete our sculptures, draw inspiration from Hepworth's legacy, and conclude our exploration of abstract sculpting with a profound appreciation for the transformative nature of art.


ZOOM & BLOOM! Meet for some "me time" and chat to fellow crafty makers. Workshops are recorded!

All confirmed bookings will receive an email with a link to join the zoom class, usually on the morning of the workshop. You will need to have access to a phone or computer to connect to Zoom, and a steady internet connection.

Read my booking terms below. Most materials are included in the price, and will be sent to you 14 days before the course starts.

  • Week One 4th June
  • Week Two 11th June
  • Week Three 18th June
  • All from 7-8pm

Materials Included in your kit:

Eco Pour from @just4youonlineuk, Air Dry Clay, Bark, Pebbles, shells and chippings for shape and form, Lichen, Eco Pigments, Raw Pigment, Moulding Putty, Bronzing pigment, Bronzing wax, Gold Leaf, Sandpaper or sanding block, Wire, A selection of premium art Papers for making marks and sketches, Superglue

Materials that you will need to:

Acrylic paints, Water, Brushes, Tissue, Paper or sketch book. You will need A4 or A5 size paper (I like a 300GSM Paper), Pencils

Materials that are fun to have, but not essential:

Charcoal, Oil pastels, Chalk pastels, Acrylic Inks, PVA Glue, Modelling paste, Mica Powders, I like to use a concertina sketch book as you can look at more than one page at a time which is a helpful reminder as you work. You can find these in my shop soon! But if you don’t have one or don’t want one, it will not hinder your progress of this course.

This series of workshops are ideal for both beginners and those already experienced in mixed media crafting. 

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This page, together with our privacy policy and terms of website use tells you information about Create and Bloom Crafts and the legal conditions ("Terms") on which we sell public classes or workshops listed on our website ("Classes") to you either through use of the online checkout or by phone.

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In the event that you cancel the booking, we reserve the right to impose cancellation charges, as follows:

  • fourteen (14) days or more prior to the date of the Workshop, Create and Bloom Crafts will work with you to move the booking to an alternative date or an alternative workshop (subject to any additional charges that may apply resulting from the alternative date or workshop chosen). If an alternative date or workshop cannot be agreed at the time of cancellation Create and Bloom Crafts will issue you with a credit to the value of the Workshop (“Workshop Credit”) which you can use towards the cost of an alternative workshop of your choice (subject to availability) and which shall be valid for upto 12 months from the date of issue.  If you fail to rebook an alternative workshop within this period all rights are forfeited;
  • less than fourteen (14) days before the date of the Workshop the full charge will be payable (no refund will be issued), and you will not be entitled to any Workshop Credit voucher.
  • Workshop Credits are non-refundable and lost Workshop Credits cannot be replaced.
  • In the event that you are unable to attend the Workshop, then we will accept a nomination by you for another person to attend in your place, provided that their requirements are not significantly different to your original requirements given. Any person attending in your place shall also be expected to adhere to these terms and conditions. Create and Bloom Crafts does not accept bookings which have been resold through other official ticket-selling websites.

To cancel, you just need to let us know. The easiest and most effective route is to e-mail us at Please include details of your reservation to help us to identify it. If you send us your cancellation notice by e-mail, then your cancellation is effective from the date you sent us the e-mail. 

Workshops bought as gifts carry the same cancellation policy.

We may at any time cancel the booking or refuse your right to attend the Workshop or require your removal from the Workshop in the event of you failing to perform any of the obligations contained within these terms and conditions.

In the event that we cancel the booking or refuse you the right to attend the Workshop or require your removal from the Workshop pursuant to the above we shall be under no obligation whatsoever to you, and you shall make no claim whatsoever against us in relation to the booking. In no event shall we be liable for consequential damages of any nature for any reason whatsoever.

In the unlikely event that we cancel the Workshop we shall endeavour to provide you with one weeks’ notice although in certain circumstances this may not be possible and we shall provide you with as much notice as possible in the circumstances. You shall be entitled, at your discretion, to a full refund of charges paid or a Workshop Credit to make a booking for an alternative Workshop within 12 months from the date of issue of the Workshop Credit but otherwise we shall not accept any liability legal or otherwise due to such cancellation and shall not accept responsibility for expenses or other third party costs that may have been incurred by you. In no event shall we be liable for consequential damages of any nature for any reason whatsoever.

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  • death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
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  • our obligations under a Contract will be suspended and the time for performance of our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control. Where the Event Outside Our Control affects the date of our Workshop, we will arrange a new Workshop date with you after the Event Outside Our Control is over.

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