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

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

    Course Date: Wed 8 Jan 2020
    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. work by Candace Imison

    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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Introduction to carving in wood

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    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: £349.00

  14. Mobiles and hanging sculptures

    Course Date: Wed 8 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own moving or ‘Kinetic’ artworks through practical investigation, exploring design/ making ideas from the early moving sculptures of Duchamp and Gabo, through to works of major protagonists Calder, Munari and Tinguely.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  15. Sculptural techniques for film and TV

    Course Date: Mon 3 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of sculptural techniques that are used in the ever expanding film, TV and theatre prop making industry. Explore a range of sculpting and casting methods and fabricating techniques, and experiment with materials.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

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