This course will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of sculptural forms, language, materials and processes. Throughout, the tutor supports each student individually to develop their own approach and visual language through the exploration of materials and techniques. Some may also wish to focus on a particular area of interest or line of enquiry and work independently. The availability of a life-model for part of the course allows students to use the human form to express emotion, energy or character and question what the human form/body means to them as a source of artistic inspiration. This in turn leads to a more developed understanding of how to use all sculptural form (figurative or abstract) and to understand the subtlety needed when choosing the appropriate formal language, materials and processes to best express their sculptural ideas. All of these aspects will equally be covered as structural/compositional principles to suit their needs should you not wish to use the model as reference. Each week begins with a presentation about the material we will be working on that week, techniques artists use, and contemporary artists who work in the given medium, as well as lots of images for inspiration! The tutor will carefully take you through a creative process, with structured guidance in the creative and technical processes. 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.