20th June
Figure Sculpture with Liz Dixon

Lamport Masterclasses present…

Powertex Figure Sculpture in a Day with Liz Dixon
10am – 3.30pm, Saturday 20th June 2020

Course Summary / Headlines:

Learn the art of Textile Sculpting & create a beautiful Figure Sculpture using recycled textiles & Powertex art products, under the expert tuition of Liz Dixon, certified Powertex tutor.

Course Details:

We will start with an introduction to the products before building a simple armature using everyday materials such as wire, cardboard & tin foil.  Students will have a selection of plaster head styles to choose from for their sculpture, supplied by the tutor.

Next, you will learn about correct material selection for use with the fabric hardener, followed by a dry wrap technique to give a base layer to your sculpture.

There will be a large selection of fabric textures available to dress your sculpture using a wet wrap technique.  Sculptures will then be left to air dry over lunch before adding colour using pigments applied with a dry brushing technique.

List of specific skills and techniques that will be taught in the course:

Armature building

Material Selection

Dry wrap & Wet wrap techniques.

Textile Sculpture

Dry brushing

This course is suitable for complete beginners, new to Powertex Textile Sculpture.


All materials are included in your course fee, but if you have a specific piece of natural fibre fabric that would like to use in your sculpture, then you are welcome to bring it along & Liz will advise if it is suitable for use.

Gloves & aprons will also be provided, as will tea/coffee throughout the day.

Students – please bring with you:

Please wear old clothes, tie back long hair & remove rings & bracelets before attending this course.  We will be working with a water-based fabric hardener & although aprons & gloves are provided, spillages & splashes can sometimes occur.

Your finished sculpture will be approx. 450mm high x 150mm wide x 150mm deep. Sizes may vary slightly depending on style of dress & whether the student has chosen to add wings to their sculpture. It is advised that students bring some bubble wrap or a box to help transport their sculpture home

Cost: £80.00 per person

Booking is essential: http://www.artisticretreats.co.uk or info@artisticretreats.co.uk