The Green Man has appeared all over the world in sculptures, drawings and other images. Usually shown with branches or vines sprouting from his nose, mouth, and other parts of his face, he is steeped in folklore. Sculpt your own Green Man plaques – make at least one in plaster and one in clay with ceramic sculptor, Iris Wilkinson.
– Learn about the different techniques and tools used for sculpture
– Learn the techniques needed to form and sculpt in clay
– Learn the techniques to create plaster plaques
– Build and develop your own Green Man to take home
Please note that your clay sculpture will be left for firing at the end of the day. There is an additional materials and firing charge of £15 which is payable on the day. Your sculpture can be collected or posted to you (additional postage charged at cost).
Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.
What to expect
Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.
Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.
Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.
We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!
What you’ll need to bring with you
All materials and equipment will be provided.
Dress prepared to get messy.
If you have any green man designs that you would like to work from, bring them along. Don't worry if not as Iris has lost of resources.