When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Belinda Edwards
  • Course Code W22STEG03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

An introduction and development on carving techniques in stone &/or wood, focusing on the more detailed areas of the face - the eyes and mouth. As well as carving, we will be using clay to help us develop understanding of the sculptural forms of the face. You will develop observational and modelling skills using carving techniques while exploring different materials.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Be able to use carving tools
  • Understand basic carving techniques
  • Develop awareness of carved faces
  • Develop your own carving projects
  • Understand and practice good health and safety procedures


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Working on individual projects exploring different techniques and mediums. 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. Hand-outs are given on Health & Safety, materials, techniques & reference materials. 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.

    Entry requirements

    The course is suitable for the complete beginner and intermediate students with an interest in sculpture and art in design

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Some lifting depending on the medium you work with, but there is always help available.

    What you need

    Protective clothing i.e. recommended overall or apron, strong shoes or boots A sketchbook/pencils

    What you can do next

    Progress onto other sculpture and visual art courses in the department; foundation art and design or pre-foundation courses. Support is given in guiding students into further courses.