Sculpture

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.
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  1. Carving in wood

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you're experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. We'll teach you to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  2. Carving in wood or stone

    Course Date: Thu 5 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  3. City Lit sculpture course

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £1,299.00
    Senior fee: £1,039.00
    Concession: £792.00

  4. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You'll work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Clay sculpture: portrait head

    Course Date: Mon 23 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The head is the focal point of each person; create a portrait that examines both the structure as well as the emotion of the model.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Demons and dioramas: Day of the Dead papier mache sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 8 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of papier mâché and mixed media sculpture, inspired by the rich forms and colours of Mexican 'Day of the Dead' celebrations.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Experience: sculpture

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience making artworks in 3D. This fun and practical course is ideal if you have always wanted to try sculpture, offering you a taste of basic sculpture techniques and principles. For complete beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  8. Experimental clay and plaster sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 6 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the possibilities of modelling in clay and plaster. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture, work from found objects to develop your imagination, explore techniques of modelling, casting and transform forms according to your imagination. All levels of experience welcome.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  9. Introduction to carving

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever tried carving in wood? Be guided by an expert tutor to learn basic techniques materials and processes of carving and carve a small piece of sculpture using hand carving tools. For complete beginners.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  10. Introduction to casting and mould making intensive

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Break the mould - try your hand at the techniques of moulding and casting as practised by sculptors, prop-makers and designers. Under the guidance of highly experienced industry professionals in our fully-equipped sculpture studio, explore making plaster and rubber moulds, and how to cast these in plaster of Paris and cement.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Introduction to prop making for film,TV, theatre and display: part 1

    Course Date: Sat 7 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musical? Are you interested in a career in window display? We'll explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from specialist tutors, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. This course can be a stand alone introduction to the techniques of prop making or you can progress onto part 2 in the summer term.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £429.00
    Concession: £262.00

  12. Introduction to prop making for film,TV, theatre and display: part 2

    Course Date: Sat 12 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. This is part 2 of 'Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display' so is ideal if you have done part 1 or have some experience in prop making techniques. .
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  13. Introduction to sculpture

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting out in sculpture? Join us and 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.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £309.00
    Concession: £188.00

  14. Introduction to wire sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 11 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn different techniques for working with wire such as bending, soldering and brazing, using them to create your own sculpture. All materials included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. Introduction to working in metal and wire

    Course Date: Fri 3 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    'Steel' the show with your metalwork. If you've ever fancied having a go at creative metal sculpting, join us for this hands-on introduction to all the tools and techniques you need to cut, bend, weld and join steel. Bring along your own ideas and scrap metal to create a striking small-scale sculpture.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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