Learn to Work in Clay with Dina Chhan

Talented Cambodian sculptor Dina Chhan is sharing her skills with budding artists during a special workshop at Phnom Penh Community College on May 31.

During the morning session, students will learn a series of techniques used to make a human-looking head from clay. This includes how to add detail and texture, and painting them once the clay has dried.

As no stranger to the college, having put on several sessions previously, the afternoon workshop is a re-run of her successful class in February. Here, Chhan will share various techniques used to make vases and bowls from clay in different shapes and sizes. Again, these will be painted once dry.

Chhan currently works and lives in Phnom Penh and is renowned for her skills in a range of media, including sculpting and painting. The themes of life, music and everyday activities have provided her with inspiration during her 10 years as an artist.

Her passion for art has led to her also teaching children and teenagers at a number of orphanages and at the International School of Phnom Penh. Her work has been exhibited across the globe, including in Columbia, France, Singapore and the US.

Students can attend either the morning or afternoon sessions, or both on Saturday, May 31. The morning session runs from 9am to 12.30pm, and the afternoon from 1.30pm to 5pm. Each workshop costs $40, including materials, or $70 for both.

Students do not need to have previous experience with sculpting to take part. The workshops take place at The Capacity Specialists Training Centre, on the corner of Streets 63 and 294. To register, email info@phnompenhcommunitycollege.com.