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.
Ever marvel at ancient stone carvings, or contemporary stone creations? Master the age-old art of stone carving yourself in this hands-on course for all levels of experience. Gain inspiration for designs, learn about historical and contemporary carving, and master the chiselling techniques to realise your design in limestone.
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.
Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin…Learn how to capture the human figure both physically and emotionally on this fascinating practical sculpting course working from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
Head and shoulders above the rest: The head is the focal point of any individual person, the intellectual and emotional powerhouse that drives the rest of the body and a person's character. Join this fascinating course to study a life model, and create a head portrait in clay that captures both the structure and the emotion of the human being.
Let your imagination take flight as you explore the creative possibilities of modelling in clay and plaster. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture and working from found objects to develop your imagination, join this experimental course to develop your skills in modelling and casting to transform forms according to your imagination.
Dance in the footsteps of Degas: join us for a rare opportunity to observe, sketch and sculpt English National Ballet dancers on stage at Sadler Wells. Be inspired by the figure in motion, learn to capture dynamic movement on paper, then translate your drawings into 3D maquettes and wire, wax and clay sculptures.
Ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who, or West End musical hit? This fascinating course introduces you to the world of prop making for film, TV and theatre, teaching you the techniques used by the professionals to magic up props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and paint effects, learn about the demands of the industry, and experiment translating your own ideas into 3D.
Starting out in sculpture? Explore the basics of sculpture on this introductory course. Get to grips with the techniques of carving, casting and construction; find out more about the history of sculpture and take inspiration from other artists; learn to develop your ideas from design to reality; and try your hand at several small-scale projects to practise your new-found skills.
Create a standing figurative wax sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy and how to make the armature as well as gaining wax modelling techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
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.
Got an inspired idea for a piece of sculpture? Need some expert advice and a professional studio to help bring your vision to fruition? Join this special workshop for one-to-one guidance in realising your personal project in 3D. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality, with guidance from the tutor to develop an impressive final piece.
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.
Follow in the footsteps of Anish Kapoor and Ai Wei Wei: create a site-specific sculpture installation for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. Study previous commissions for this iconic gallery and research the space by making observational drawings, before creating a scaled-down installation in clay, plaster, wire or metal. Who knows, one day you could be exhibiting there….
Ever dreamed of your 2D drawings coming to life in 3D? Come and master the basics of metal and wire sculpting, a flexible medium ideal for exploring 'drawing in space’. Pick up tools and processes including welding, bending and riveting, to transform scrap metal into your own small-scale sculpture.