Worldwide Art Safari Workshops
Nick leads art safari workshops through Wildlife Worldwide wildlife holidays. These unique art safari workshops combine early morning and evening game drives with animal sculpture and photography demonstrations and tuition. You will learn to observe, sketch and photograph the animals in their natural environment, inspiring a new appreciation of your subjects. During the day, Under Nick’s expert guidance and tuition, you will work on your own animal sculptures.
I did not expect to achieve an animal sculpture bearing any resemblance to the magnificent creatures around us, but I was thrilled with my animals. The decking where we worked was a magical space, our elephant models moving around us seeking out mango. It was a trip I will always remember!
Zambia Sculpture Safari 16-25 November 2019
from £5245 excluding international flights
from £5895 including flights
Join Nick for 2019 in Zambia’s world renowned South Luangwa National Park for a Sculpture Safari combining early morning and late afternoon game derives with animal sculpture workshops, demonstrations and tuition. South Luangwa is one of Africa’s finest national parks and offers incredible wildlife viewing, including leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, hippo and wild dog.
We’ll be based at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge, situated just five minutes’ drive from the park main gate. At the lodge you can lounge on the open deck or take a dip in the pool overlooking the lagoons visited by giraffe, buffalo, antelope and crocodile. There is even a family of elephants, led by their matriarch Wonky Tusk, which regularly walks through the reception area to feed on wild mango trees in the grounds.
No prior experience is required and locally sourced Zambian clay, along with modelling tools, will be provided for your use during the workshop. And, of course, Nick will be on hand throughout, with the support of our expert local guides, to ensure you get the most from the game drives, help you develop your observational skills and translate your experiences into clay.
For full details and booking information please visit the Wildlife Worldwide website.
UK Animal Sculpture Workshops
Attending an animal sculpture workshop is a great way to hone your skills, learn new techniques and gain confidence in your ability. Nick’s UK animal sculpture workshops are studio based and usually run over several days to allow plenty of time for instruction and practical work. The workshops include demonstrations, technical instruction and a mix of group and one-to-one tuition. Demand for places is always high, so early booking is advised.
My elephant is sitting pride of place on a window sill and my wild dog looks very calm and relaxed by my table. I can’t believe I made them and neither can my friends!
Mapstone Studio Workshop Devon
18-20 April 2018 – fully booked
12-14 September 2018 – fully booked
This three day animal sculpture workshop is based at Mapstone Studio in Devon’s magnificent Dartmoor National Park. The workshop includes the opportunity to visit Nick’s studio near Okehampton to view her work and arrange firing and finishing of your own animal sculptures. Nick will talk about her animal sculpture and influences, demonstrate building and modelling techniques and provide a mix of group and individual tuition. The price includes clay, lunch and refreshments. These workshops are always very popular so early booking is recommended. For more information and booking please visit Mapstone Studio.
I absolutely loved your course and learned loads. I have since made another pug, an Asian elephant and a squirrel. I’m starting on a polar bear tonight!