Explore a range of sculpture courses, from introductory courses to City & Guilds qualifications. Try wood carving or sculpting in metal, bronze, wire, plaster or stone - as well as body sculpting. We offer a full range of evening, daytime and weekend courses. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
An exciting opportunity to create a life size portrait in clay, applying layers of muscles, fats, the skin, fine wrinkles and pores. The completed sculpture is then fired, completing a portfolio of supporting work.
Get inspired by the age-old crafts of stone and wood carving, learn carving techniques and create your own small carving in wood or stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers, this course will explore the characteristics of stone and wood, lead you through the steps of design and carving, and encourage you to explore and develop your ideas and try more experimental techniques.
Ever dream of building your own individual sculpture practice? This inspiring year-long course will challenge your thinking and help you identify themes and ideas that interest you; it will encourage you to experiment with all sorts of materials and processes, and build your confidence and capability to develop your own independent sculptural practice.
This two-day course will introduce 3D principles that you can use in your studio work: building a maquette, using mixed media, scale and proportion; relief cast using plaster, carving and flexible moulds.
An introduction to casting parts of the body from hands and limbs to faces and entire heads. We'll also look at how to assemble moulds to eliminate bad registration lines and mould distortions in the finished plaster casts.
Ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who, or West End musical hit? This short course introduces you to the basic techniques used to make props for film, TV and theatre and display. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and paint effects.
Learn the techniques required in making sculptural/functional objects in steel: cutting, bending, welding and joining small scale metal. Please bring ideas, inspiration and scrap metal. For beginners or those with some prior experience.
Develop your own moving or ‘Kinetic’ artworks through practical investigation, exploring design/ making ideas from the early moving sculptures of Duchamp and Gabo, through to works of major protagonists Calder, Munari and Tinguely.
Learn a range of sculptural techniques that are used in the ever expanding film, TV and theatre prop making industry. Explore a range of sculpting and casting methods and fabricating techniques, and experiment with materials.
Are you interested in prop making for film, TV, theatre, window display, photographic industries or live events? Get to grips with everything you might encounter as a prop maker, from creatively interpreting a client's brief, to working to a budget and meeting deadlines. Learn to problem solve and apply a range of techniques to bring a 3D design concept to fruition, getting a real insight into the prop making industry and its challenges.
Using traditional methods including armature, develop observational skills of the head, how to take working measurements, gain basic modelling skills or build on your existing techniques. You'll be encouraged to express a personal visual style.
A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own versions of his masterpieces on this inspirational course guiding you in researching materials, building an armature, sculpting in plaster and colouring your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish.
Wood and stone are natural materials that are all around us, providing elements of surprise and creativity. We'll be exploring carving techniques, and creating sculptures with inspiration coming from other artists, developing your own creative projects.
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