Sculpture Courses in London

Explore a range of sculpture courses, from wood or stone carving to sculpting in metal, bronze, wire or plaster. Why not try prop making? Hear from tutor Wendy Chandler on a career in prop making. 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. Introduction to casting and mould making intensive

    Course Date: Mon 10 Dec 2018 (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

  2. The essence of movement: finding sculptural expression through dance with the English National Ballet

    Course Date: Wed 9 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us in a rare opportunity to observe and sketch the dancers from the English National Ballet during their private warm-up classes. Be inspired by the figure in motion, learn to capture dynamic movement on paper, then translate your drawings into experimental sculpture maquettes in wire and soft modelling materials.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £299.00

  3. Carving in wood

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  4. Metal sculpture all levels

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  5. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019 (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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  6. Introduction to sculpture

    Introduction to sculpture

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019 (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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  7. Carving in wood or stone

    Carving in wood or stone

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get inspired by 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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  8. Experience: sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019 (and 2 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: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 1 Feb 2019 (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. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  10. Start sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 10 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of sculpture. You will make small-scale, experimental pieces using materials such as clay, plaster and mixed media. You will gain practical experience of using some basic sculpture tools and equipment. Ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Life sculpture in wax

    Course Date: Sat 23 Feb 2019
    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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Introduction to wire sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    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

  13. Sculpture studio: open workshop

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  14. Introduction to carving

    Course Date: Sun 10 Mar 2019
    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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  15. Rodin: research> inspire> create

    Course Date: Sun 24 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the work and techniques of Auguste Rodin this 4 day introductory course offers the chance to learn sculpture techniques, off-site visit to V & A to explore Rodin’s influences. Working from your sketches and visual notes, you will develop your own sculpture in clay.

    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

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