designs & workshops by a diverse team of collaborative designer-makers

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Wax carving for jewellery ring design.  This wax model was subsequently cast in silver

learn from a small team of

collaborative designer-makers from various creative fields including furniture making, jewellery, sculpture, architecture, gilding & more using all kinds of materials & techniques

 

CLASSES & workshops

beginner to advanced level courses in woodwork jewellery making using a variety of modern & traditional methods

furniture restoration portrait sculpture hyper-realistic sculpture  mould making & casting techniques gilding for artists & interior decorators

A glueless japanese joint.  This detail is taken from a chair design by Thinking Hand Studios
Hyper-realistic sculpture fo old man by Thinking Hand Studios.  Cast in prosthetic grade silicone rubber
Hyper-realistic sculpture fo old woman by Thinking Hand Studios.  Cast in prosthetic grade silicone rubber

INTERESTED IN A

CREATIVE CAREER?

TEACHING SKILLS UTILISED BY DESIGNERS, CABINET MAKERS, JEWELLERS, INTERIOR DECORATORS & ARTISTS.

 

AFTER LEARNING THE SKILLS WE TEACH YOU CAN BOOK A SPACE & EQUIPMENT IN OUR STUDIO & CREATE YOUR OWN COLLECTION OF WORK

 

THE POSSIBILITIES OF A DESIGN BASED CAREER ARE LIMITLESS

we are driven by the

satisfaction of design & creation by hand, using traditional & modern

techniques, & the highest

quality

materials

 

wax jewellery making room: mould catalogue, manuals describing equipment usage & various making processes, mould collection , wax injector and various reference books in background

OUR FULLY EQUIPPED  STUDIO WORKSHOP  IS ALSO WHERE WE CREATE &

MANUFACTURE

OUR OWN DESIGNS

Ambient screen design with LED lighting. Designed by Thinking Hand Studios. 
Modular triangular stool design by Thinking Hand Studios. 

Some projects designed & manufactured by our team.

 

Above: ambient screens with interactive lighting. left: triangular stool. right: box stool

Cuber stool design by Thinking Hand Studios. 
View of Thinking Hand Studios, showing a selection of sculpture reference posters & models for classes & workshops.
MORE THAN 20 HAND DRAWN POSTERS & ART REFERENCE LIBRARY USED FOR SCULPTURE CLASSES

LEARNING AIDS & REFERENCE MATERIALS

 

Students have access to an assortment of learning aids & reference materials created by thinking hand studios  including:

 

for sculpture more than 20 posters covering anatomy, proportion, a breakdown of individual facial features, physiognomy

 

anatomical models of individual facial features, skulls & casts of busts

LEARNING AIDS USED IN CLASS ALSO  AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Drawing of hand in the style of Bruegel by Thinking Hand Studios. 

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Anatomical reference model of nose created by Thinking Hand Studios. Cast in plaster with marble finish

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

OPTIONS

COMBINATION OF STRUCTURED & UNSTRUCTURED, TUTORED AND UNTUTORED SESSIONS TO SUIT DIFFERENT LEARNING REQUIREMENTS

This detail is taken from a chair design by Thinking Hand Studios. glueless japanese joint made from cedar & ebony. 

AUSTRALIAN CEDAR & QUEEN EBONY CHAIR DETAIL:  GLUELESS JOINTS & FORM EXPRESSIVE OF STRUCTURAL FORCES & MATERIAL PROPERTIES

THE DOMINANCE OF COMPUTERS IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY PREVENTS THE

DEVELOPMENT OF MANUAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE OF

MATERIALS.

 

THE HAPTIC FEEDBACK FROM HAND-EYE INTERACTION & EXPERIMENTATION WITH IDEAS &

MATERIALS ENGAGES THE IMAGINATION & OPENS POSSIBILITIES FOR ORIGINAL DESIGN & CREATION IN WAYS COMPUTER BASED DESIGN CANNOT

Wax carving for jewellery snake ring design.  This wax model was subsequently cast in silver
Wax carving for jewellery snake ring design.  This wax model was subsequently cast in silver
Wax carving for jewellery snake ring design.  This wax model was subsequently cast in silver
Wax carving for jewellery snake ring design.  This wax model was subsequently cast in silver

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Thinking Hand Studios, Gold Coast. Ph: (07) 5535 1939, Unit 2, 53 Township Drive Burleigh Heads QLD 4220