An introduction to working with wax as a sculpture material. Develop your own project ideas with assistance from the tutor. Learn about working with soft and hard waxes, wax casting, making wax sculpture as a finished product or as a stage towards casting into metals or ceramic slip. Suitable for beginners and all levels. Basic materials included but charged for what is used over and above the materials allowance.
This is a practical course working with pewter, wax and plaster. There will be handouts and demonstrations of techniques and handling materials by the tutor, as well as group discussions and one to one feedback., 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.
None. This course is suitable for beginners and those who have had some experience of making sculpture.
Some small lifting and manual dexterity required for working with pewter, wax and handling hot materials. Your tutor will guide you in working safely with this material.
Ideas, sketch books or small models for what you would like to make and any reference materials for ideas. , Protective clothing, overalls or apron and covered shoes or boots. , Basic materials included but charged for what is used over and above the materials allowance.
This course works well with the 2 day Modelling & casting Wax sculpture VSC133A. , See also the sand casting and aluminium course VSC141A & Bronze casting VSC075A/B., There are a selection of various sculpture and art & Design courses to move onto as well as a Pre foundation and Foundation qualification.