Sculpture with Paper Mache

3 weekly workshops - 1.5 hrs each meeting

You will be introduced to easy and accessible sculpting with paper mache and will be creating your own sculpted heads. Your sculpting experience will be intertwined with performance to create your own short video with your artwork.

Price: $199

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Sculpture heads by Amanda Ba

This isn’t your kid’s paper mâché class! Join instructor Amanda Ba to discover the world of sculpture and create your own paper mâché masterpieces. Over the course of three sessions, you will design and craft your own paper mâché mask heads while learning basic essential sculptural techniques along the way. If you’ve been curious about making art with found objects, used paper and recycled materials, you have to discover the joy of paper mâché.

And there is another bonus - your sculpting experience will be intertwined with performance to create your own short video art. You will not only enhance your art skills with the practical and trendy sculpting techniques, but also will dip your toe into video art and performance with your sculptured pieces. Amanda Ba is most passionate and dedicated to her craft, and she will share it with you, guide you step by step to making your artistic visions come to life. 

The art of paper mâché is a skill you can use in many facets of your life, and practice for years to come. 

  Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: Paper mache demonstration

  • Introductions and drawing as foundation to your sculpture and sculpting together our large heads

Lesson 2: Paper mache sculpting (+ Intro to Video Presentation)

  • Finishing together our large heads and an introduction to video presentation

Lesson 3: Performing and Presenting our sculptures 

  • Instructions on the combination of sculptures and video performance

  Materials and Preparations

  • A list of needed materials:

    For your convenience, we teamed up with A Cherry on Top, art supplies. Order any product with a 20% discount using promo code AGORA20.
    You may choose any other supplier or product you prefer.

    ● Spherical yoga ball large enough to fit your head inside (can be reused after class)
    ● Lots of spare newspaper
    ● Flour (any kind)
    ● Tap water
    ● Mixing vessel (Any regular cup/glass)
    ● Plastic wrap/saran wrap
    ● Protective plastic tarp
    ● Cardboards (2)
    Heavy duty box-cutter
    Large, sharp scissors
    ● Ruler/measuring tape
    ● All-purpose glue sticks
    Hot glue gun & hot glue sticks (not a must)
    Staple gun & staples (not a must)

  Meet your Instructor

Amanda Ba  |  Visual Artist

Amanda Ba is a graduate of Columbia University, majoring in Visual Arts and Art History. She had her first solo show last year in her hometown of Hefei, China. Amanda has spent time studying and working at various international institutions including the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.

Join the unique experience of Sculpture with Paper Mache

Entire 3 Meetings: $199

$25 - trial lesson
$75 - single lesson. You don’t have to take the entire course, you can join lessons of your choice

Please let us know when is the best time for you.
We will do our best to coordinate with you one of our upcoming courses.