Sculpture Courses in London

Get inspired by our range of sculpture courses, which take place in our specialist sculpture studio in the heart of London. From wood or stone carving, to sculpting in metal, bronze, wire or plaster. We are sure to have something that will inspire you to further develop your skills. Fancy a change of career? Why not try prop making for Film, TV and Theatre?

Whether you’re free evenings, daytimes or weekends, we have a variety of dates and times for you to choose from. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

Hear from tutor Wendy Chandler on a career in prop making.

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  1. Surface finishes for clay and plaster

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Sculptures are not always glazed, explore and experiment different mediums to patina your terracotta or stoneware clay or plaster artworks. Compare bronze powder V bronze filler or shellac and pigments, graphite, inks, acrylic or oil paint or waxes.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Clay sculpture: portrait head

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    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: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  3. Carving in wood

    Carving in wood

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Experience: sculpture

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  5. Carving in stone

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get inspired by stone carving, learn carving techniques and create your own small carving in stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers, this course will explore the characteristics of stone, 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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Life sculpture in clay

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create a figurative clay sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy as well as gaining clay modelling techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Introduction to body casting

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Introduction to working in metal and wire

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basics of metal and wire construction, an ideal way to explore 'drawing in space' in wire and making the transition from 2D to 3D.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. Experimental sculpture in plaster and clay

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 May 2020
    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

  10. Introduction to sculpture

    Introduction to sculpture

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 13 May 2020
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Metal sculpture all levels

    Metal sculpture all levels

    Course Date: Mon 18 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  12. Wax carving for the foundry: cast your sculpture in bronze

    Course Date: Thu 21 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carve, melt and form wax to create a small figurative or abstract bronze sculpture. The wax will be cast in bronze at the Castle Arts Foundry and returned finished. If you have attended this course before please contact the Visual Arts department visualarts@citylit.ac.uk

    or call 020 7492 2700/2703 before you enrol.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

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

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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 May 2020
    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. . https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

  14. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All abilities welcome.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  15. Introduction to casting and mould making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

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