City Lit sculpture course

Course Dates: 07/10/20 - 07/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:

Do you ever dream of building your own individual sculpture practice? This inspiring, year-long course will challenge your thinking and help you identify themes and ideas that interest you; it will encourage you to experiment with all sorts of materials and processes, and build your confidence and capability to develop your own independent sculptural practice.

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Description

What is the course about?

This course is aimed at students with some previous experience of sculpture wishing to develop their own individual sculpture practice. It is a mixture of single and group projects, individual tutorials and group debate, together with time on your own to develop your practice. We will encourage you to consider the themes and ideas that influence your art; we will challenge your thinking and broaden your experience and expectations of sculpture. This course focuses on a contemporary approach to sculpture, and encourages independent and experimental work.

What will we cover?

This course focuses on both the material and technical aspects of sculpture practice within an experimental and progressive framework. You will undertake a series of projects designed to inspire you on aesthetic, technical and theoretical levels, as well as introducing you to practical methods such as casting, construction and assemblage.

Strong emphasis is placed on developing a good working practice that will allow you to confidently research and develop your own innovative designs for sculpture. You will be introduced to a broad range of sculpture, both contemporary and historical, and you will be encouraged to experiment and develop experimental means and methods.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Develop ideas and concepts for your sculpture.
• Research, document and discuss contemporary and historical sculptural concepts.
• Criticise your own and others' work.
• Experiment with a range of materials and processes.
• Demonstrate safe and proper use of tools and materials.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is aimed at students with some previous experience of sculpture and/or a related 3D discipline.

You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, handouts and health and safety information, and be prepared to take part in group discussions. You should be happy using numbers and able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will involve up to four individual and group projects per. term, and up to four group crits per term. There will also be gallery visits and video lectures, as well as individual tutorials. Students are expected to work outside class times for specific projects, and expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A selection of equipment and tools is provided and basic materials are included in the course fee. You will need to provide any specialist materials and tools. Please bring a sketchbook and pencils. Stout shoes should be worn in the sculpture studio at all times.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

After this course check out the wide range of other sculpture courses run by City Lit - everything from clay sculpting to stone carving, workshops following in the footsteps of Giacometti or Rodin, and prop making for film and theatre. Browse the City Lit website or prospectus to get inspired.

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Review by James / (Posted on 30/10/2019)
Take this course if you want a great grounding in all forms of sculpture, plus the opportunity to show some work at the end of the year. But beware - self-study is key! You get out of it what you put in. The tutor is there to support you in whatever you attempt with focused and constructive guidance - and it's fun!
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Review by Sharon A. / (Posted on 30/10/2019)
Excellent course, great tutor, admin/equipment failure let it down
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Review by Sculpture student / (Posted on 30/10/2019)
Tutor Biographies
Andrew Revell Tutor Website

Andrew's practice extends across sculpture, drawing and printmaking, working with a diversity of materials and processes. He graduated from Cheltenham Art College in 1989, receiving his first public sculpture commission in his final year and subsequently developed a professional career including several public and museum based artworks, residencies and commissions. Later diversifying into product design, modelmaking and theatre/tv equiped him with a comprehensive skill base in making and 3d problem solving. Since establishing his studio practice in West London Andrew has concentrated on sculpture and bespoke design in metal merging modernist Euoropean and Japanese influences, whilst maintaining a commitment to advancing the practice of sculpture as an educator within the sculpture community. He is represented by NoonPowell Fine Art and examples of his wider practice can be on Axisweb.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: VU841

Full Wed, day, 07 Oct - 07 Jul '21

Duration: 35 sessions (over 40 weeks)

Full fee: £1,899.00
Senior fee: £1,519.00
Concession: £1,158.00

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