Metal sculpture all levels

Course Dates: 11/01/21 - 15/02/21
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: 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.

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What is the course about?

A course dealing with the techniques of metal fabrication for creatives. Covering basic tools, processes such as; welding, cutting and bending metals. You will have the opportunity to try many processes and make a small scale object to take away.

What will we cover?

- A brief look at the work of artists and designers who use fabricated metals in their work.
- Practical demonstrations of a selection of processes.
- How the processes can be used to create a piece of work appropriate to your interests.
- Health and safety issues and an induction into the correct use of equipment.
- Preparation of a design, and construction of a maquette to be used as a pattern for the final piece.
- Production of the finished piece of work, and methods of display.
- Review of the work and processes used through discussion.

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

- Use different techniques such as cutting, bending, forming, drilling, bolting and riveting.
- Make work using a welding or soldering process.
- Work safely, following the correct health and safety procedures.
- Design and construct a metal-based object or sculpture.

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

The course is for beginners, as well as those with some experience who have an interest in design or working sculpturally in metal.

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

Through demonstrations, practical work, technical notes, and instruction as a member of a group or individually, as appropriate to the session.

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

General tools and equipment will be supplied. Most of the cost of the steel for sampling and experimentation will be covered by the course fee. If you want to make a large item, you will have to purchase or supply the metal. A sketchbook and drawing materials would be useful. You might want to incorporate found ferrous metal objects into your work.

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

The sculpture department offers a programme of courses that will allow you to progress from beginner to advanced as well as learn a range of techniques. For example, you may like to progress onto VU841 the City Sculpture course that helps you to build an individual sculpture practice or a short course specialising in a particular approach or skill.


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Metal sculpture can seem like it is quite a daunting thing to do but, try it, you'll be amazed at how interesting and satisfying it is.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/02/2020)
There are excellent facilities and the course is thoroughly taught by the tutor who is extremely knowledgeable
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Review by Patsy Hickman / (Posted on 03/02/2020)
Go for it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/11/2019)
Excellent facilities, strong teaching and good materials
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/10/2019)
Fantastic course in a fantastic place with a fantastic teacher - loving every minute of it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/02/2019)
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: VU103

Mon, day, 11 Jan - 15 Feb '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £349.00
Senior fee: £279.00
Concession: £175.00

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