Course Code SC1804003
Tutor Patricia Barker
Dates Monday - Friday, 29th July - 2nd August 2019
Days 5
Times 10.00am – 5.00pm
Experience Level All Levels
Fee £335
Location The Art Academy, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

This is the ideal dual opportunity to have a full sculptural experience over 5 days, of both figure modelling in clay and working in plaster and mixed media to develop your own creative idea. For three days you will be working in clay from a life model, learning observational and measuring techniques of the figure. The following two days begin with both practical and thought provoking exercises followed by your own creative time and freedom to realise and develop an individual interest. This combination of sculptural techniques and skills provides a broad approach for further sculptural progression. The course is suitable for those with no previous experience or those who wish to develop further.

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?

Are there any other costs? What else should I bring each day?

If you work in clay without an armature, you will be offered the opportunity to have your clay pieces fired. This is optional and additional hollowing and firing costs will apply.

Hollowing is necessary before a piece can be fired.

Firing Fees: £15 for a small figure £20 for a portrait head £20 for a large figure

Hollowing fees: £15 for a small figure £20 for a portrait head £20 for a large figure

About Your Tutor

PATRICIA BARKER

Patricia is a figurative sculptor who works primarily in stone, but also in clay and wax. She aims to imbue her carvings with a sense of presence. Patricia has exhibited her work at The Discerning Eye, RBA, SWA and is a member of Chelsea Art Society where she received the sculpture award in 2015 and 2016. She has taught sculpture for many years and as well as working at the Art Academy is currently teaching life and portrait modelling at Hampstead School of Art.

WEBSITE

www.patriciabarker.co.uk

Location

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”.

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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!
  • To find out more about what’s going on at the Academy follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you’d like to share images of your course, your progress or your finished work we’d love to see them! Please bear in mind you must have the permission of tutors, other students and models to photograph them.
  • If you would like more information or advice on courses at the Academy please contact shortcourses@artacademy.org.uk.

£335.00

Places Available!

Fee: £335.00