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Sculpture

Introduction to Pewter Casting

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603004
Course Tutor: Robert Worley MRBS
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 27th & 28th May 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

This practical course is suitable for beginners and experienced artists who want to experiment with metal cast sculpture. Pewter is a metal that can be cast and finished in your own studio, with relatively basic equipment, and without the need of a foundry. Pewter is a silver coloured tin metal alloy which melts at low temperatures. During the course you will model a sculpture in wax, learn how to make a re-usable rubber mould and cast in pewter.
Bring your own ideas or come with an open mind and be inspired to work with new materials and sculpture techniques. This is a practical workshop based course with one to one and group guidance from the tutor.

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Weekend Creative Mix

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603115
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 10th & 11th June 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

This stimulating and exciting weekend course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most, and develop creative ideas. Over the two days, students will work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills; try out more expressive sculpture and painting, and learn how to approach the human figure, using a variety of materials and methods. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials and have fun.

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Unlocking Creativity

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1603015
Course Tutor: Lorna Carmen McNeill
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 17th & 18th June 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £160

This exciting introductory course is designed to help you free up your creativity and develop creative expression.   You will explore a range of art materials and learn different skills to encourage unexpected creative discovery.  There is the opportunity to create a series of art pieces, exploring a concept of your choice which will culminate in your own unique creation.  This course facilitates active experimentation and an exploration of creativity via the senses.  This is also a great taster course for the longer summer course as well as an opportunity to further develop work already initiated.

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Introduction to Sculpture

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Course Code: WC1604003
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 29th & 30th July 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

This 2-­day course is an exciting introduction for beginners, as well as for those with some previous experience, to gain or develop basic sculpture skills. Working mainly in clay and plaster and some other mixed media, you will learn a range of techniques with the opportunity to explore your own creative project. The combination of clay and plaster opens up creative possibilities and offers a fun weekend at your own pace. You will spend the first day creating a small clay figure sculpture from a life model. On the second day you will develop creative sculpture using plaster and mixed media ­ no need to worry if you have nothing in mind until you arrive for the course.

This is a great opportunity to discover, or return to, making 3­dimensional work and develop an individual approach. There will be the option to leave your finished sculpture for hollowing and firing for an additional fee.

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Weekend Creative Mix

Course Code: WC1604115
Course Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 12th & 13th August 2017
Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £150

This stimulating and exciting weekend course is an ideal way to explore a wide variety of artistic methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most, and develop creative ideas. Over the two days, students will work across the different disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking. Students will have a chance to improve observational drawing skills; try out more expressive sculpture and painting, and learn how to approach the human figure, using a variety of materials and methods. This is a great ‘taster’ course and an excellent opportunity to develop new skills, explore materials and have fun.

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Sculpture Taster **New**

INTRODUCTION_TO_TO_PAINTING_1Tutor: Jessica Wetherly
Course Code: SAT1604T03
Course Dates: Saturday, 2nd September 2017
Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Course Level: All Levels
Course Fee: £85

This is a fun, day-long taster course in sculpting with clay and plaster for those who may be considering a longer evening or daytime course and want to try it out first.
Spend the morning with the joy of clay to create a small figure sculpture from a life model. In the afternoon mix plaster and other media to make your own creative sculpture. No need to worry if you have nothing in mind.
This is a great opportunity to combine these two basic sculpture skills and techniques. There will be the option to leave your clay sculpture for hollowing and firing for an additional fee and you are welcome to take home your plaster piece.
Throughout the day the tutor will lead the class in practical demonstrations to help you get a feel for the medium and the way it can be manipulated into shape and form. We aim to foster self-certainty and an enjoyment of sculpting in a relaxed yet stimulating environment.

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