Course Code E1902S003
Tutor Charles Lang
Dates Tuesdays, 14th January - 24th March 2020
Days 10
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £500
Material Costs £20 (See Daily Breakdown for Details)

Whether you’re a complete beginner or you have some experience of working with wood and metal, this course will teach you to weld, cut, grind, manipulate and drill steel and cut, join and sand wood safely. Starting with these practical skills, you’ll then have the opportunity to work independently and creatively to develop sculpture in metal or wood.

What level is this course?

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

What should I bring?

The Academy is currently reviewing the materials needed for this course and will confirm the exact ​small fee required from students​ to cover the costs before the start of the course. ​This is unlikely to exceed £20.​ You will need to purchase/source materials for your personal project towards the end of this course.

Purchase yourself

  • Cotton overalls- preferably flame retardant (Bizweld are a good cheap option @ £25-35 approx online)
  • Steel toe-capped LEATHER boots (Any builders merchants stocks them, also available on the Internet)
  • Notebook/ sketchbook.Students without the correct attire will not be allowed into the workshop.


    Health and safety clothing supplied:

  • Gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Dust masks
  • Welding visorsThere will be some scrap material free and available.
    New wood or metal used will need to be paid for. Metal and wood can be purchased in the workshop. Additional materials can be bought independently.

About Your Tutor

Charlie Lang​ joined Art Academy London in 2018. Prior to this he completed a BA in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln, before moving to London and completing an MFA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art. He has worked as a freelance technician and has worked in collaboration with TURF gallery, RISE Gallery and Croydon Art Store to run various workshops for people of all ages. He has taken part in residencies in galleries in Croydon, Wimbledon and Canary Wharf. He has shown work in galleries in Islington, Blackfriars, Bermondsey, Croydon, Wimbledon, Hackney Wick, St Pancras, Chelsea & Leicester. His art practice investigates brutalist & industrial materials and their connotations. He creates large scale concrete and steel structures.


Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

Art Academy Map

Refreshments and Facilities

All students have access to a common room and kitchen. Here you will find tea and coffee, a fridge, kettle, microwave and eating area.

There is a wealth of supermarkets, shops and cafes in the area as well as the world famous Borough Food Market just moments from our Mermaid Court location.

We are always striving to improve our facilities but due Mermaid Court being an old building we have limited disability access. Should you have any access requirements please speak to a member of the Academy team before booking the course.

Further Details

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment.Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silentduring the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some of our classes in progress. If you would like to not be photographed please let the photographer know!
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