Introduction to sculpture

Course Dates: 14/06/21 - 12/07/21
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
The ultimate introduction to sculpture at City Lit. In each class of this five-day hands-on course you will be introduced to a different sculptural technique and material, by a tutor who is a specialist in that area. This will provide you with a showcase of our sculpture facilities and teaching talent at City Lit. This course is perfect for beginners who want to try out a range of sculptural processes, perhaps to find your area of interest for further study.
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Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £145.00

Course Code: VU112

Mon, day, 14 Jun - 12 Jul '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is designed to give you an exciting hands-on introduction to the basic principles of sculpture in our purpose-built well-equipped studio in the heart of London. This course is perfect for beginners who want to try out a range of sculptural techniques and materials, providing you with an excellent grounding in the subject. In each of the five classes you will be taught a different sculptural process by a tutor who is a specialist in that area. You will have an opportunity to shape, join, carve and cast from moulds you have made. The materials you will be working with include, metal, wood, clay and plaster. You will be supported in each class to develop your skills and ideas through making, to become familiar with the sculpture workshop, tools and terminology. Additionally, you will be introduced to the history of sculpture and take inspiration from other artists.

What will we cover?

The course will cover a range of techniques and materials including:
- Carving
- Mould making and casting.
- Metalwork.
- Mixed media.
- Clay modelling.

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

- Use additive sculpture making, for example modelling with clay.
- Use subtractive sculpture making, for example carving.
- Use sculptural technical terms.
- Use specialist tools.

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

This course is designed for complete beginners but is also well suited to those with some experience, or those returning to making who wish to refresh their skills.

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

This course is designed for complete beginners but is also well suited to those with some experience, or those returning to making who wish to refresh their skills.

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

All essential materials and equipment will be provided and are included in the course fee. Stout footwear must be worn at all times in the sculpture studio. Making sculpture can get messy, therefore we recommend that you wear old clothes. We also recommend that you bring a sketchbook/notebook and pencils to sketch and make notes. A camera is also useful to photograph your work.

Please be advised, if you have a pacemaker, for your own safety it will not be possible for you to use the plasma cutter. Additionally, you must keep a safe distance while it is in operation (the distance is marked with a yellow line on the floor).

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

This is an ideal starter course if you are thinking about exploring sculpture further. The City Lit sculpture department offers a wide selection of courses that will allow you to progress from beginner to advanced and master a range of techniques and materials. After this course you may wish to join a course specialising in a material or technique you have tried or something completely new. We offer a wide range of exciting sculpture courses in everything from figurative clay modelling, metalwork, stone and wood carving, mould making, casting in concrete, Jesmonite and pewter and much more. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto the year-long City Lit Sculpture course which helps you to build your own individual sculpture practice and culminates with an exhibition in a London gallery.
Ask your tutor for advice or browse the City Lit website or prospectus for inspiration, or please contact our visual arts team by calling 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm, or emailing visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.

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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.