Introduction to Sculpture
When and Where
- 16 Apr 2018 - 2 Jul 2018 (30 hours, 10 weeks)
- Days and times
- Monday 18:15 - 21:15
- Pelham Hall
- Full fee
- Concession fee
- Senior fee
- Senior Fee discount not applicable
- Georgina Forwood
- Course code
What you will learn
An open workshop for beginners and those with some experience. Develop your own ideas, creativity and skills with an introduction to a range of sculpture media. Try plaster modelling and casting, working with wood, metal and clay. Extra support will be offered to those with no previous experience. Basic materials included. Materials charged for when use over the allocated materials fee.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Discover clay modelling techniques and learn how to hollow and prepare work for firing
- Learn how to mix plaster correctly and construct sculptures in plaster using armatures, chicken wire and scrim.
- Discuss and experience basic mould making techniques in plaster and rubber
- Develop an understanding of metalwork machinery and processes including welding
- Basic carving techniques in wood or stone
- Learn good studio workshop practice including Health & Safety
Class format and activities
Develop individual project work.
Tuition is primarily one-to-one and some group work with beginners.
Short projects are set as an introduction to new materials and as a guide to the possibilities and language of sculpture.
Step by step instruction and demonstration is given on new techniques.
Handouts are given on Health & Safety, materials, techniques & reference materials.
All learners negotiate individual learning goals with tutor and record and assess these goals on the Individual learning Plans.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
No entry requirements but an interest in exploring materials, processes & 3 Dimensional form.
What you need to know before you enrol
Some lifting depending on the medium you work with, but there is always help available.
Some extra fees will be charged for materials and ceramic firing when the student uses over and above their allocated course materials fee.
Where applicable protective clothing supplied by the college must also be worn.
What you will need for your class
•Sketch book and drawing materials.
•Protective clothing (i.e. recommended overall or apron, strong shoes or boots).
•Some extra fees will be charged for materials and ceramic firing when the student uses over and above their allocated course materials fee.
•Where applicable protective clothing supplied by the college must also be worn.
What you can do next
Progress onto: other sculpture and visual art courses in the department; foundation art and design or pre-foundation courses; and/or pursue one’s own creativity independently in own studio.