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.
Create a small carving in wood or stone. Beginners will be guided through a project and students with experience are encouraged to develop their own ideas. Wood and stone is available to buy from the department. .
This complete, year-long course will enable you to build an individual sculpture practice by identifying themes and ideas that interest you, and by investigating how to develop them further. Group discussions and individual tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work. You will be expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London.
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.
A unique opportunity to study and draw English National Ballet dancers during two company classes on stage at Sadler Wells. Be inspired by the figure in motion, capture the dynamic, rhythmic dance movements through sketches followed by experimentation to develop a series of sculptures in the studio.
Course dates: Tues 28 March, Wed 29 March, Tues 4 April and Fri 7 April.
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.
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.
Have you ever walked past a shop window and thought 'I could do that?' How do you fancy creating your own real window display for a retailer in Central London? Take part in this exciting live prop making project, working to a real client brief from design concept through to installation, learning techniques for 3D window displays, theatre and film - and seeing your finished work displayed in live London shop window.
Create a portrait head in wax that closely examines the structure of the head from a life model. There will be an emphasis on creating a carefully observed muscle structure that relates closely to the skull.
Realise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience.
Play in the spirit of Dada. Looking at the life and nuanced work of the man who changed art forever, use found objects "ready mades"to take your experience of the world of objects and ideas to another level.