Giving Anyone A Go At Scuplting – Wells Journal

A prize-winning Wells artist is challenging anyone who wants to sculpt, to have a go.

Glenda Maynard is a member of the Radstock-based Old Bakery Artists and a familiar face at Swan Stationers in Wells.

Earlier this month her carefully executed painting of an Afghan hound was winner of the Open Painting class at the Mid-Somerset Show in Shepton Mallet.

For the last twelve months Glenda has been offering a popular Painting for the Terrified art class designed for people who had liked art at school but had been put off by thinking they couldn’t do it.

“Some of my painting students told me they would also love to have a go at sculpture, but thought it would be too difficult or too expensive,” said Glenda.

“A few years ago I watched a Dutch artist create sculpture from recycled fabric. The artist treated the fabric with a special glue so it became rock hard and weather proof. When painted, the end result was a beautiful sculpture.”, said Glenda.

“I realised that I could teach my students this technique as it is beginner-proof and much cheaper than sculpting with most traditional raw materials.”

The Sculpture for the Terrified classes are designed for complete beginners with no knowledge of art or sculpture. Glenda will assist all students to make a weatherproof sculpture, which will be suitable for display outside or inside.

The pay-as you go classes will be held at Wookey Hole Community Hall, bottom of School Hill, Wookey Hole, BA5 1BA on Tuesday mornings from 10.30am till 1pm.

Cost for adults is £15 per session with step-by-step guidance and all materials needed included in the fee.

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