Sunday, November 17, 2013

Workshop - Tumbuna Sculpture /Message Stick Art Doll

 Date:  Sunday, 24 November 2013
Times: 9.30am – 4.00pm 
Venue:  Lambton NSW  
Exact address supplied once you have registered for this workshop. 

 Lunch, morning tea, afternoon tea provided.
Please notify of any special dietary requirements.

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Information for participants: This workshop is a combined workshop (two projects in one) and while you will learn most of the techniques for both creating an ancestor bottle of your own and a message stick doll, it is recommended that you focus on creating either one on the day. You do not need to bring anything very much at all, depending on whether you have something specific in mind to create on the day. Please bring a basic sewing kit - scissors, needle and neutral coloured thread, pins Please also bring any favourite sculpting tools if you have any.

 Tumbuna Bottle Sculpture:  The morning is spent on sculpting a head. In my samples I have created heads which are inspired by wise men and women in Papua New Guinea. Of course, you can create your own “ancestor” and base it on any culture or your own family.

Requirements list: Most of this is optional as I will have additional bottles and embellishments for you to choose from.
  • A photo or image of a human head which will inspire your sculpture. 
  • A bottle you would like to use as a base
  • Trinkets, souvenirs, memories which you would like to add to the bottle.
I will supply clay and other bits and pieces for sculpting the head. You will be able to use any paints, waxes, tools and equipment required for sculpting and finishing the head.

Message Stick Art Doll: You can choose to sculpt a unique head or use one of the commercial moulds to create a head for your stick doll.  You will spend most of the morning making the head and learning the wrapping technique. The remaining time will be used to add the stitching and embellishments.

Requirements List: Again, most of this is optional as I will have extras of most of what you need.
  • A stick/twig,/branch 40-50cm in length   
  •  Some  strips of your favourite fabric
I will supply foil, first wrap stretch fabric, and as for the Tumbuna bottle, sculpting tools, materials and equipment.

 I look forward to helping you to create something very special. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 

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