The only course of its kind in Australia to integrate the craftsmanship of the nation's first and finest art foundry with a curriculum designed by an artist with more than 25 years professional art teaching experience and
best of all, your unique hand modelled piece will be cast in bronze, finished and patinated by Meridian; Australia's premiere lost wax art foundry. This object will last for all time, be finished to world class standards and represents great value being included in the enrollment fee.
Can anyone enrol?
Yes, classes are informal in nature and flexible according to each individual's ability and working method but also small enough to afford significant one on one tutoring by our highly experienced course leaders. We welcome creatives wanting to refine or learn new skills as well as complete beginners, no experience is necessary, everyone is welcome.
What can I make?
Whatever your creative mind chooses to. There are no "rules" as to the subject or style of your composition, only a size limitation - it cannot exceed 250mm in any direction. Included with your enrollment are a set of hand modeling tools allowing you to work on your pieces outside of class should you wish. You need only bring an open mind and an enthusiasm for creative exploration!
Where are you located?
You'll find us at 8 Spring St, Fitzroy, just off Johnston Street and behind the Goodlife Gym. Both the 96 and 112 trams are only a couple of minutes walk away. If coming by train the 96 tram will connect you from Parliament Station. Some free street parking is available but time limits may apply. Paid off street parking is available a short walk away.
What do I need to bring?
All materials and modelling tools are supplied but you are most welcome to bring your own tools or other aids should you wish. Have photos, items, drawings or other inspirational tools? Bring them along! If not don't worry, we have everything you need.
What do I need to wear?
Aprons are available for student use but it's best to assume you will get a little dirty in what is a functioning art foundry environment. Comfy closed toe shoes are a good idea for the same reason! The classroom is climate controlled.
Our classroom is on the first floor via a set of stairs. We regret that wheelchair access is not available at this time. For safety reasons, some areas of Meridian Sculpture will be off-limits during the workshops but a short tour of the foundry and the various processes will be offered at t he start of your course.
What's your cancellation policy?
Places are non refundable and any cancellations later than 48 hours prior to the course commencement will incur the full fee. With notice prior to 48 hours we are happy to modify the booking to allow attendance in an alternate class on another date or transfer to another name. We require a minimum number of participants for workshops to go ahead, should we be required to change dates or postpone our workshop you will be offered another date or a full refund.
I'm still not sure it's right for me, can I speak to someone in more detail?
Of course you can! Give us a call on 03 9417 6218 or email email@example.com.
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Established by Peter Morley in 1973 as the first commercial scale fine art foundry in Australia, Meridian Sculpture commands an enviable reputation borne out of experience, dedication, and a pride in the enduring quality of its work. We are excited to be able to offer creative enthusiasts a real insight into the world of bronze casting and are quietly confident you will get more than your money's worth!