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Exploring Sculpture 

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  • TutorBarbara Pianca
  • Price-
  • Age18+
  • LevelBeginners

Tue 12 Sep, 1pm – 3pm | 12 wk Term £148 (£134) | Beginners Level | Age 18+

A contemporary sculpture course where you will learn to realise your own ideas using a variety of materials.

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 different 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.

What will you learn on this course?

This course will teach contemporary approaches to creating 3D sculptural artworks. 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 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

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.

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?
Should you wish to provide specialist materials you may need to do so at your own expense.

Who teaches this course?
Barbara Pianca