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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Life figurative sculpture intensive

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

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