‘Sculpting in Metal’ gives you the opportunity to explore various practical processes involved in metal sculpting over a period of 5 weeks. The course is designed for students who have no experience in metalwork as well as those who wish to hone their skills in certain areas. This course is an excellent opportunity to work on individual projects in a workshop with an experienced tutor. You will receive as much guidance as you require from your tutor, with theoretical and technical assistance throughout the 5 weeks.
The course provides the required knowledge, practical skills, and Health and Safety guidance to work with welders, angle grinders, plasma cutters as well as other tools and machinery in a workshop environment, leading, when you are ready, to the independent development of your own sculpture(s).
You will cover the basic theoretical attributes of metal and its connotations within art and will learn about artists such as Richard Serra, Tony Cragg, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Deacon, Barbra Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum and Nigel Hall.
You will gain the skills to be able to develop your own sculpture, or series of sculptures within your practice. You will have individual feedback with the tutor and group feedback on your projects.