Sculpting MAGIC Workshop by Dan Sawatzky
Next Workshops to be held
Fall, October 18-20, 2013
Dan Sawatzky has long been known for his award winning dimensional signs that incorporate 3D sculptures into their design. He and his crew are now offering a three day workshop that will show just how he accomplishes this MAGIC on a daily basis. Over the course of three long days he will demonstrate and then guide you through the process from design, armature construction, shaping, sculpting in the detail and painting with his unique process. We'll carve concrete and Precision Board, weld steel, sculpt epoxy, paint and much more!
Bring your work clothes for this is a hands-on workshop!
Everything you need will be supplied - just come with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Lunch, dinner and snacks will be are included on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until lunch. Enjoy wholesome, home made cooking.
We will show how the same design principles and sculpting techniques work on any size project, large or small. Each student will sculpt a project of their own, following step by step as Dan demonstrates how even a very complex project is not at all difficult when broken down into small steps.
Dan will show each student how to use the most basic tools to create texture and detail in such a way as to make the projects simpler and faster to finish. He'll talk of how to market your new found skills as well.
The workshop will be held in Dan's world famous studio/workshop, which is chock full of examples to learn from. We'll tour some of his most famous projects and see how everything fits togeher seamlessly. It will be three full days of high energy learning and inspiration - an unforgettable experience that will totally change the way you think about dimensional signs.
2013 Sculpture Workshops
Spring, April 26- 28, 2013
Cost $1,800.00 Canadian Dollars per person
The class will be limited to ten people on a first come - first serve basis.
For more information contact:
604 823 2216
Here's what attendees of the previous Sculpture MAGIC workshop had to say...
JD Winters - Arizona, USA
I enjoyed many parts of the workshop, but the most beneficial thing for me was asking the questions and getting the answers. I really enjoyed talking with Dan and learning about techniques, and workflows. I really felt like he understood the pitfalls we all face as creative individuals, having to do with business, and personality traits that come with being creative.
I felt that seeing and doing helped me a lot. I could have watched videos all day on how to stick concrete to lathe, but until Dan takes the trowel from you and shows you what you are doing wrong, you'd never catch on from just watching. I appreciated the coaching from him and the hands-on experience.
'Cosmic' Ray Renooy - Manitoba, Canada
Throughout the workshop weekend I had many opportunities to see these mysteries revealed…I was not disappointed. From the moment I walked in the door (quite literally), to the time I packed up my goodies for home, Dan maintained a high energy ‘here’s-how’…eager to show and eager to share…it was a non-stop adventure.
Bonnie Norling Wakeman - Colorado, USA
I soaked up all I could during the workshop time and I really appreciate Dan's sharing on all levels! His career is an inspiration!