Start wire sculpture

Course Dates: 20/02/22 - 06/03/22
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors: 
Learn different techniques for working with wire, such as bending and soldering, using them to create your own
sculpture. All materials included.
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Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £140.00

Course Code: VU998

Sun, day, 20 Feb - 06 Mar '22

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course introduces you to wire as a sculptural medium.

What will we cover?

You will learn how manipulate this flexible medium to make sculpture. You will learn to use different sorts of wire
(linear wire, chicken wire and wire mesh) to build up shape and form in a variety of ways. You will look at a number
of abstract and figurative sculptors for inspiration and will be encouraged to develop your own ideas.

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

- Understand the type of designs that are suitable for creating in wire.
- Create a small piece of sculpture in wire.
- Appreciate the work of sculptors working in wire.
- Be aware of safe working practices.

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

Beginners and those with experience are equally welcome.

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

As a whole group, smaller groups and one-to-one teaching.

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

Basic materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring any extra or special materials.

You may find it useful to bring a sketchbook.

You must wear sturdy shoes. Please also wear old working clothes or bring overalls.

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

The City Lit sculpture department offers a wide range of exciting courses that will allow you to progress from
beginner to advanced and learn a range of techniques. After this course you may wish to join a similar course to
develop your skills further or try something completely different. We offer courses in prop making, metal, clay, wax,
carving in stone and wood, mould making and casting in Jesmonite, or pewter and much more! Alternatively, you
may wish to progress onto the year-long City Lit Sculpture course VU841, which helps you to build your own
individual sculpture practice and culminates with an exhibition.

We are constantly adding new courses. Please ask your tutor for advice or browse the City Lit website for
inspiration. It is also possible to contact our visual arts team by emailing visualarts@citylit.ac.uk, or calling 020
7492 2700 Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm.

Shelley Wilson Tutor Website

Shelley Wilson is a multi award-winning national: international artist, a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Trained: Camberwell College of Art BA Hons Ceramics: Post-Graduate Sculpture Sir John Cass School of Art: Anatomy for the Artist at UCL. She has collaborated with the most eminent members of the scientific world to comment on topical science based & ethical issues, her exhibition Body Politic took the socio-political climate surrounding the General Election in 2010 as subject material in a celebration of the experiences of the 150 MP’s who stepped down at that time. Wilson’s inspiration is the human form, she combines the three disciplines of ceramics, sculpture, & photography. She explores expressive forms of visualization, experimentation, & interaction between materials & subject matter, taking inspiration from the physicality & psychology of the human form. Since 1989, Wilson has taught sculpture, ceramics, & drawing, from adult education - undergraduate including special needs. She has been Lead Artist in sculpture workshops at British Museum & National Gallery, awarded artists residencies schools in the UK & Europe.

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.