DESIGNS & WORKSHOPS BY A DIVERSE TEAM OF COLLABORATIVE DESIGNER-MAKERS

THINKING

HAND

STUDIOS

Hyper-realistic sculpture fo old man by Thinking Hand Studios.  Cast in prosthetic grade silicone rubber
Hyper-realistic sculpture of old man by Thinking Hand Studios.  Cast in prosthetic grade silicone rubber

PORTRAIT SCULPTURE MINIATURE SCULPTURE HYPER-REALISTIC SCULPTURE

SCULPTURE FOR JEWELLERY

MOULD MAKING

CASTING IN PLASTER, RESIN, PROSTHETIC SILICONE RUBBER, CREATE FLESH EFFECTS

BODYCASTING & MORE

 

Hyper-realistic sculpture of old woman by Thinking Hand Studios.  Cast in prosthetic grade silicone rubber

Learning with an emphasis on method, technique, anatomy & observation skills

REALISTIC

SCULPTURE

We offer a friendly, supportive, no pressure  learning environment where you can work at your own pace tutored or untutored.

 

Gradually develop your  anatomical knowledge, observation skills & learn different mould making and casting methods.

 

We can provide you with a structured approach including exercises in drawing & sculpture aided by reference materials including detailed posters & sculptures

Clay sculpture of old man by Thinking Hand Studios.  Before mould making & casting
Wax carving for jewellery bark ring design.  This wax model was subsequently cast in silver & gold

WAX

JEWELLERY

SCULPTURE

DEVELOP YOUR WAX CARVING SKILLS TO CREATE UNIQUE INTRICATE JEWELLERY DESIGNS TO BE CAST IN GOLD, SILVER OR BRONZE

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

Preparing wax copies of ring design for silver casting

Casting wax copies for jewellery hand ring design.  Preparation for silver casting

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FOR BEST RESULTS CHOOSE A STRUCTURED APPROACH WITH EXERCISES IN DRAWING & SCULPTURE AIDED BY REFERENCE MATERIALS

Clay sculpture of old man by Thinking Hand Studios.  Before mould making & casting
View of Thinking Hand Studios, showing a selection of sculpture reference posters & models for classes & workshops.
Drawing of hand in the style of Bruegel by Thinking Hand Studios. 
Anatomical reference model of ear created by Thinking Hand Studios. Cast in plaster with marble finish

REFERENCE MODELS OF FACIAL FEATURES IN ISOLATION ARE CRUCIAL ELEMENTS OF STUDY IMPROVING OBSERVATION SKILLS & SCULPTURE TECHNIQUE

Anatomical reference model of nose created by Thinking Hand Studios. Cast in plaster with marble finish
Anatomical reference model of skull created by Thinking Hand Studios. Cast in plaster with marble finish
Anatomical reference model of eye created by Thinking Hand Studios. Cast in plaster with marble finish
Anatomical reference model of mouth created by Thinking Hand Studios. Cast in plaster with marble finish
Picture taken from sculpture reference posters created by Thinking Hand Studios

STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO A VARIETY OF REFERENCE MATERIALS INCLUDING:

 

MORE THAN 20 POSTERS COVERING ANATOMY, PROPORTION, A BREAKDOWN OF INDIVIDUAL FACIAL FEATURES, PHYSIOGNOMY

 

ANATOMICAL MODELS OF INDIVIDUAL FACIAL FEATURES, SKULLS & CASTS OF BUSTS

 

MUSCLES OF FACIAL EXPRESSION TAKEN FROM REFERENCE POSTERS HAND DRAWN BY THINKING HAND STUDIOS

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

Right: Work in progress. Sculpture based on several Leonardo Da Vinci  sketches.

 

most information taken from the drawing below with missing information taken from several front view drawings selected to best suit the desired character as well as skull & facial feature reference models

 

 

 

Clay sculpture of old man by Thinking Hand Studios.  Before mould making & casting

FOLLOW YOUR INTEREST WHILE LEARNING CORRECT TECHNIQUE

FLEXIBLE

LEARNING OPTIONS

SMALL CLASS SIZES ALLOW TEACHING TO BE TAILORED TO INDIVIDUAL INTEREST.

 

STUDENTS MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO BOOK A SESSION AS PREPARATION IS INVOLVED.

 

TUTORED              $35/HR

                                10hrs for $310

                                (PURCHASE

 

UNTUTORED (USE THE SPACE & REFERENCE MATERIALS WITHOUT INSTRUCTION)

 

                                $20/HR

 

COMBINATION OF TUTORED AND UNTUTORED TIME IS RECOMMENDED

 

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO DISCUSS AVAILABLE OPTIONS & SESSION TIMES.

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