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 stone

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  2. Carving in wood or stone

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 3 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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  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 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Clay sculpture: portrait head

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Experimental clay and plaster sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 7 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  7. Experimental sculpture: capturing dynamic movement

    Course Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. Introduction to prop-making techniques

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00

  9. Introduction to sculpture

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Life sculpture in wax

    Course Date: Sat 25 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  11. Prop making: interpreting and realising a brief

    Course Date: Sat 3 Jun 2017
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Sculpture workshop: personal projects

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Course Date: Sun 28 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Site specific sculpture: Tate Turbine Hall

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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….
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  15. Start working in metal and wire

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

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