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.
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.
The course is suitable for the complete beginner and intermediate students with an interest in sculpture and art in design
Some lifting depending on the medium you work with, but there is always help available.
Protective clothing i.e. recommended overall or apron, strong shoes or boots A sketchbook/pencils
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.