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Sculpture Evening Classes

Mondays

Monday Mix – SOLD OUT

Course Code: EC1603015
Tutors: Various
Dates: Mondays, 3rd April – 26th June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

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Monday Mix – SOLD OUT

Course Code: EC1603215
Tutors: Various
Dates: Mondays, 3rd April – 26th June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

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Hand Built Ceramics – SOLD OUT

Course Code: EC1603047
Tutor: Annette Bugansky
Dates: Mondays, 3rd April – 26th June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6:30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

A comprehensive introduction into the methods and variety of creative potential of sculptural ceramics. The course covers studio practice, clay types, basic core techniques of hand building for sculpture: coiling, pinching, slab building and surface decoration. These will be taught and put into practice to make finished ceramic forms. Through practical projects you will understand the material and, with emphasis on experimentation, how you can manipulate it to create a variety of forms. These can then be decorated with raw glazes and slips for a once fired finished piece.

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Introduction to Contemporary Art: 1990-2016

Course Code: EC1603AH03
Tutor: David Hodge
Dates: Mondays, 24th April – 26th June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.15 – 7.45pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £160

This course introduces key topics in international contemporary art from 1990 to the present day. It begins with the question of ‘what is contemporary art’ and then looks at a range of new developments in the way that artists are working today. The course takes a global approach, looking at artists from all over the world, and includes big names of the contemporary art scene alongside figures who are less well known. Students will be provided with the historical background to the emergence of new mediums and methods, so that some of the more unusual developments in the field of contemporary art will begin to make more sense. The tutor will use a variety of engaging exercises to help students begin to develop visual and critical skills. There is no expectation that students should have any background knowledge and it is designed for general interest rather than academic study.

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Kiln Formed Glass – SOLD OUT

Course Code: EC1603007
Tutor: Monette Larsen
Dates: Tuesdays, 18th April – 20th June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All levels
Fee: £260

An exploration of the intriguing, magical world of kiln formed glass. This course allows you to learn a variety of techniques including fusing, slumping, hand cut stencils, sandblasting, inclusions, uv bonding and surface decoration. Course tutor Maria Zulueta is a well-respected glassmaker, producing work at vastly different scales from table pieces to installations, with a wealth of experience in supporting you in learning new skills. Under her expert guidance you will use the range of techniques to build a collection of samples and create a final piece. You are free to explore their preferred techniques and those of you who have already done the course can rejoin to continue building upon their previous work with tutored guidance.

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Wednesdays

Stone Carving

Course Code: EC1603010
Course Tutor: Bobbie Fennick
Course Dates: Wednesdays, 19th April – 21st June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £250 (without stone)

Primarily a practical course. You will gain a structured understanding of stone as a material, learn basic carving techniques and discover ways of being creative with this wonderful medium. Through practising all of these aspects, they will come together in the creation of your finished piece of work. Using your initial sketches of what you would like to carve (plan view, front view and section) to help understand the form before modelling it in clay, followed by one-to-one discussion, you will then quickly move into carving to progress your ideas into stone.

Please note that there is an additional fee for initial purchase of stone, which varies depending on the type of stone you wish to use. Art Academy staff are able to advise ahead of booking.

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Introduction to Sculpture

Course Code: EC1603003
Tutor: TBC
Dates: Wednesdays, 19th April – 21st June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: Beginners, Intermediate
Fee: £250

An ideal start point for those wishing to explore sculpture techniques and ideas. This course covers both foundation technical skills and a creative exploration of different materials and ways of working. Sculpture is wonderfully fun and creative and with some simple skills taught, great results can be achieved. The first half of the term comprises three weeks of figurative sculpture in clay with a life model and two weeks of portraiture with another life model, also in clay. The second half of the term is an introduction to plaster, wire and other materials, culminating in a personal project. Students leave the course with a strong foundation of sculpture skills as well as an individual approach to the practice.

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Thursdays

Sculpture in the Life Room

Course Code: EC1603012
Tutors: Gil Whyman MRBS
Dates: Thursdays, 20th April – 22nd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

This course starts by giving students a structured approach to figure modelling in clay; the course then moves on to to give students the opportunity to explore form, materials and processes as a means of sculptural expression, using the model for those interested in figurative work, or without the model for those wishing to develop abstract or material based compositions. For students unsure about which materials, processes and ideas to explore, there are a number of structured exercises, some working from the life model enabling students to explore different materials and processes.
The course aims to teach students to use the human form to express, energy or character and to develop an individual approach to their sculpture. This in turn leads to a more developed understanding of how to use composition and form expressively. As the course progresses students are free to create sculptures at any scale and in the material of their choice. This programme is an important opportunity to develop the skills to create sculptures that have expression as well as being technically accomplished.

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Figure & Portrait Sculpture – SOLD OUT

Course Code: EC1603005
Tutors: TBC
Dates: Thursdays, 20th April – 22nd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

If you are interested in learning to sculpt the human figure then this is an ideal class for you. You have the opportunity to explore both the full figure and a portrait head sculpture with a different model for each. You will model in clay for 10 weeks: 5 weeks of Figure Sculpture from a set pose and 5 weeks of Portrait Head Sculpture from a different model. You will get a flavour of the challenges and thrills of both of these disciplines. Many come back term after term to deepen their understanding – beginners are welcome. As well as the practice and development of working in clay from a model, also covered are measuring skills, observational skills and preparation of a piece for firing. Optional hollowing and firing of the clay sculptures are an additional cost.

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Fridays

Kiln Formed Glass

Course Code: EC1603107
Tutor: Monette Larsen
Dates: Fridays, 21st April – 23rd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.00 – 8.30pm
Experience Level: All levels
Fee: £260

An exploration of the intriguing, magical world of kiln formed glass. This course allows you to learn a variety of techniques including fusing, slumping, hand cut stencils, sandblasting, inclusions, uv bonding and surface decoration. Course tutor Maria Zulueta is a well-respected glassmaker, producing work at vastly different scales from table pieces to installations, with a wealth of experience in supporting you in learning new skills. Under her expert guidance you will use the range of techniques to build a collection of samples and create a final piece. You are free to explore their preferred techniques and those of you who have already done the course can rejoin to continue building upon their previous work with tutored guidance.

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Friday Mix

Course Code: EC1603115
Tutors: Various
Dates: Fridays, 21st April – 23rd June 2017
Weeks: 10
Times: 6.00 – 8.30pm
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £260

This course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learning new artistic skills, discovering what you enjoy most, and developing creative ideas. Over the ten weeks, students work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Throughout the course, students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills, along with more expressive sculpture and painting. Students will also learn to approach the human figure through drawing, painting and sculpture, before rounding off the course with an introduction to printmaking. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials, and have fun.

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