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. Clay sculpture for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 18 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to ˜try it out" for fun or if it is something you wish to explore further, this is a great way to learn the first steps in design and basic clay modelling techniques. You'll create an abstract or realistic sculpture. For beginners.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. Metal sculpture all levels

    Metal sculpture all levels

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  3. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (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: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. Carving in wood

    Carving in wood

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020 (and 3 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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  5. Carving in wood or stone

    Carving in wood or stone

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Introduction to sculpture

    Introduction to sculpture

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020 (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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020 (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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Start sculpture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  9. Start wire sculpture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 Feb 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

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    Life sculpture in wax

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 22 Feb 2020
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Start carving

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  12. Introduction to casting and mould making

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 6 Apr 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

  13. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti

    Course Date: Mon 6 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  14. 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

  15. 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

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