What is Consulting and Coaching for Studio Practice?
You have an established artistic practice or studio and you want help with an exciting new project, specialised coaching or technical advice on rescuing a doomed artwork. This short-term intensive coaching and training is the most effective way to move your project or practice to completion.
- Professional artists wanting to add specialised skills
- traditional painting manufacture of canvas, paint and grounds
- Damaged and broken artwork rescue or restoration
- sculptural mould making and casting
- life casting from a living model
- Making prosthetics
- studio optimisation and equipment rescue
- Psychological tools for overcoming artist’s block
Why this why now
After many years of teaching portraiture I stopped teaching to focus on studio practice and production but I’ve been asked repeatedly by artists, and by art department professionals in the film industry, to consult or coach them through specific professional projects.
As a result I now offer coaching and consulting to a maximum of 8 professional artists or film professionals per month. This allows me to share advanced knowledge with people who already have a thorough grounding in the basics of drawing, sculpture, studio practice, art making and professional production, while at the same time retaining my own productivity and output.
availability varies and training groups (such as crews and studio assistants) requires additional time
The nuts and bolts of it
I come to your studio with the required tools and knowledge for an initial consult of minimum 2 hours and write a report which includes resources and a purchase list. This takes another hour. The total initial consult is 3 hours. This is often sufficient for smaller projects such as sculpture repair or basic mould making. I bring the required materials for demonstration purposes at no charge and help you decide a purchase list and find suppliers for your project. You are encouraged to purchase your own equipment for all projects but if you need me to supply specialised equipment or materials, these purchases will be added to the invoice total.
If required I will also put together a tailored playlist of hand-picked tutorial videos for more specialised training. This usually requires another 1 to 2 hours of research but can save many hours of useless searching and costly mistakes from following bad advice online.
Advanced topics that require multiple steps will require more time. I will either come though for a full day (6 hours) or, if curing/drying time is required between stages, I will come through for several shorter sessions.
Payment is in advance but may be split into a deposit (payable on booking) and final payments for individuals only. Cancellation within 48 hours will allow return of deposit if no specialised equipment was required. Purchase of specialised equipment or materials will be deducted from the deposit before repayment.