2005GradShow

Sculpture

Mondays

Textiles, Sculptural Textiles, Latex

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1603S531
Tutors: Lynne Abrahamson & Hiromi Scintu
Dates: Mondays, 24th April – 26th June 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

You will be introduced to the processes and techniques of textiles within the field of Fine Art practice. You will experiment and explore different methods, materials and processes, including embroidery and the sampler tradition, wet and dry felting, latex and soft sculpture. We will use traditional and modern approaches to textiles in order to understand the qualities of materials, their construction processes and the meaning of using textiles in contemporary art practice. After initial experimentation with this process you will take a chosen concept to inform and structure a textile exploration.

Lynne Abrahamson works in a mixture of mediums but specialises in sculptural ceramics, textiles and mixed media. As well studying having studied at Central St Martins and The Art Academy Lynne also has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from University college, Dublin. Psychological themes are a major part of Lynne’s art practice.

Hiromi Scintu has BA in illustration at KIAD, as well as havingt trained as a portrait and figurative sculptor. She is interested in an exploration of the human spirit; this coincides with her life long buddhist practice and all around ideology that one can heal themselves through foods, natural medicines and the arts, as they all have a positive energy flowing through them.

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Creative Sculpture in the Life Room

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1603S50
Tutors: Jessica Wetherly
Dates: Mondays, 24th April – 26th June 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

The purpose of this course is to give you the opportunity to explore form, materials and processes as a means of sculptural expression. There are a number of structured exercises working from the life model, but the emphasis of these exercises is to create sculpture using a life model as reference, rather than doing a technical study of a model. Throughout the class the tutor supports each person individually to develop their own approach. The course aims to teach you to use the human form to express emotion, energy or character powerfully, and question what the human form/body means to them.

Jessica Wetherly has developed a practice that works in transition across drawing, sculpture and installation. She trained at The Art Academy and Central St. Martins and has practised with a variety of international sculptors. She has exhibited at a number of national exhibitions and demonstrations, as well as Public and Private Commissions.

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Tuesdays

Dynamic Figure – SOLD OUT

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1603S07
Tutors: Arabella Brooke & Sophie Dickens
Dates: Tuesdays, 18th April – 20th June 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

This course aims to teach you to create a sculpture of the human form that communicates emotion, energy and character. At the outset you will observe a life model, make wax maquettes and develop their ability to capture the character of a person, simulating a commission. You will then use your understanding of the life model to design a figure sculpture, which evokes the character of the model. These maquettes will then be developed into a finished sculpture, using the model as reference. Most of the sculptures will be up to 40cm.

Arabella Brooke is a highly regarded figurative sculptor whose work is based on observation, mostly recorded in sketchbooks. Her work is exhibited around the world, held in private collections and she is the winner of many awards including The Ridgeway prize for Best Sculpture & Best Sculpture, Chelsea Sculpture Society.

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Image / Arabella Brooke

Thursdays

Techniques of Figure Sculpture

SCULPTURE_OPEN_LIFECourse Code: D1603S12
Tutor: Suzie Zamit, David Klein, Christy Symington, Jessica Wetherly & Pippa Burley
Dates: Thursdays, 20th April – 22nd June 2017
Times: 10am – 5pm
Weeks: 10
Experience Level: All Levels
Fee: £495

An exceptional all-in-one opportunity to sculpt a portrait head in clay from a life model, then produce a finished plaster cast of the work. Taught by a range of some of the top portrait artist in the country, this course offers a great opportunity to learn a range of different portrait modeling skills and approaches. The course is suitable for people of all levels, including beginners. You will be sculpting a portrait head, or you could choose to do a small torso during the first 6-weeks. Over the final 4 weeks you will learn how to make a 2-piece plaster waste mould, produce a plaster cast and patinate a finished piece. Students will strengthen their understanding of a range of sculptural language.

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