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 “In a world consumed by consumerism, never feel the need to justify your creativity” – Clare Nicholson






Every Wednesday, 6-9pm  (26/04/2023 – 14/06/2023 inclusive) 


Starts: Wednesday 26 April 2023 

Come and learn from an internationally exhibiting sculptor in a beautiful and highly supportive professional art studio.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or experienced at sculpting and mouldmaking but would like to take your sculptural skills, material, technical or conceptual understanding further, come and join this evening class!  Select your own project or, if you’re new to sculpting or mouldmaking, let me know what you envisage and I’ll collaboratively design a unique project with you to build on your sculptural and mouldmaking skills.

Classes are small, allowing for optimum tuition and much individual attention, taking place at Burrawang Studio in Haberfield, Sydney’s Inner West. 

Price includes a block of Keanes white Earthenware 37, pottery plaster as required & light refreshments.

Price: $650

An excellent range of quality studio tools and equipment are available for your use. Tools are also available for sale at very reasonable prices (along with additional clay) should you prefer this.   Other than plaster, alternative mouldmaking materials, such as latex or silicone, and casting materials will need to be purchased by you, but I can advise beforehand and have these delivered to Burrawang Studio for your convenience. You will be allocated a shelf to store your work and materials between classes. 

You will need to: 

  • bring a P2 dust mask (for mixing plaster)
  • wear enclosed shoes
  • wear old clothes

Bisque and mid-fire kiln services are priced at $10/kg per firing. (At this stage glazing will not be available, but I can supply a range of glazing and firing services to you as an option). 

Please don’t hesitate to Contact me with any questions, or to make a booking for these courses. 







HSC students

With in-depth knowledge of the NSW Department of Education Board of Studies Visual Art syllabus, Clare is able to help students extend their practical artmaking skills and conceptual art theory criticism in order that they excel in the HSC.  With an emphasis on curriculum objectives, outcomes and the need to apply higher order critical thinking to art, Clare fosters an exploration of the conceptualisation of ideas and the representation of those ideas through the artwork.

Being aware that art theory is often the stumbling block for many students, Clare has designed art theory educational resources that have been implemented in various high schools as highly affective teaching tools.  These resources enable students to deconstruct the visual image, whilst succinctly teaching  ‘The Frames’ as defined within the HSC course and have become invaluable towards students learning how to discuss images- including communicating their intentions in their own artwork.

Tuition is delivered within an extremely supportive learning environment, where students are encouraged to explore the intellectualisation of ideas and artmaking. Tuition takes place at Clare’s Inner West Sydney studio or at the student’s home if their body of work is not easily transportable (or students prefer this option). Please don’t hesitate to call Clare on 0402 526 087 or send a message via the contact page.


As a New Caledonian based artist with no teaching facilities available, I was thrilled to find Clare and do a 10-day residential immersive sculpture & mould making workshop in her studio . We covered some serious technical, methodological and material ground! The cherry on the cake was the great ambiance, food, gardens and Billy, the dog . Clare really put in the effort to make me welcome . Thank you Clare for giving me that whip-lash learning pace in such a great environment .. INTENSIVE & GREAT !! Biz  SG

I had such an AMAZING TIME doing Clare’s course.
Clare is a very encouraging teacher and has give me the tools to come up with a painting that I’m very pleased with. Thank you, Clare ! Looking forward for our next classes. RP

Absolutely loved this class. I was a complete beginner & Clare walked me through it gently, explaining absolutely everything as she went along so that by the end I had developed a decent level of confidence. Still need lots of practice, but I could not have had a better start. NP

I had such a great time taking Clare’s course . She is so didactic, encouraging and has established such a great rapport with us students 🙂 I’m not very artistic but Clare has really encouraged me to connect with my creativity and to develop my art work in my own pace and form. Thank you, Clare. MS.

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