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A ceramic sculpture course where you will learn to realise your own ideas with clay and other contemporary materials.

What will you learn on this course?

This course will teach contemporary techniques in creating 3D sculptural artworks from clay and other materials. Taking inspiration from a range of sculptural styles, techniques and artists, students will be supported to develop their own ideas for a sculpture project. You may choose to create work that is figurative, representational or abstract and you can work with a wide range of materials including ceramics, wax, papier-mâché, felt, plaster, fabric, mixed media etc. The tutor will guide you through the process of creating the work including:

  • Researching and developing your ideas
  • Producing drawings and designs
  • Visualising 3D forms
  • Construction techniques
  • Understanding the properties of materials and how to work with them
  • Choosing the most appropriate medium
  • Finishing techniques including ceramic decoration and firing.

You will learn to develop your observational and representational skills and gain an understanding of scale, proportion and mass. The tutor will demonstrate techniques and materials and provide one-to-one support on your individual project.

Coming on this course is a great way to experience working with other like-minded people in a relaxed studio environment.

By the end of the course you should have a finished sculpture made to your own design.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners. You don’t need any previous sculpting experience as full tuition is give. This course is perfect for students interested in learning how to realise their own sculptural projects in clay and other media.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. You do need dexterity in your hands. Students may bring their own carer or support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials and equipment is provided. You should bring any images, objects, materials, sketchbooks that might inspire your work.

Are there any additional costs?

Each student is allocated a fixed amount of clay and basic materials to work with. If you want to produce work that uses more than this it will be at an extra cost. Roughly £7 per large bag of clay plus a small additional to cost to fire. You are welcome to bring other specialist materials in consultation with the tutor.

Who teaches this course?

Barbara Pianca

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