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Clay Sculpture courses

Clay sculpture courses, classes and workshops taught by independent ceramic artists all across the UK.

The sessions are tailored to every individual's needs. With beginners, I usually start with a few set projects to teach the various techniques. You will learn slabbing, coiling and pinching and make items such as a poppy, hanging ornaments, an owl, a tea-light holder, a snowman, a vase etc. Later on, you will have the opportunity to develop your own project using the techniques learned in a relaxed informal atmosphere. You can pick ideas from...
Are you thinking of a new art class for your children - why not join Sue Wagstaff’s new Monday art class at Parndon Mill in Harlow? New Children’s Art Class starting in January 2019 Mixed Media ages 8-14 years Monday 4.30 - 6.00 10 week term £120 (including materials) This class is aimed at children who have an interest in art and want to develop further in a friendly, relaxed and focused environment. Students will...
Cumbria - Next course on 24th August 2019
Learn a range of modelling techniques to breathe life into your 3d animal sculpture. You may already have ideas of whether you want to create one from local wildlife, more exotic climes, farm animals or a pet. We can give you lots of ideas but the choice is yours. Chris will help you with demonstrations and lots of helpful advice and tips. You will work in terracotta clay which fires to a nice, warm colour....
Edinburgh City
The course will run on Wednesdays from 6 - 9pm. This is a Figurative clay modelling Evening Class where students will be supported by experienced sculptor Alan Beattie Herriot to produce a model in clay on an armature. The course has an open format so students can decide what they want to make. Some outcomes have been, a portrait head, a standing, sitting or reclining figure or an animal. Places are limited to 10
Edinburgh City
The Figure : Making and Meaning with sculptor Kenny Hunter Kenny will be leading this Clay Modelling course on the narrative possibilities of the Figure in Sculpture at Powderhall Bronze. * Please note the course dates have changed and this course will now run in March 2019. Kenny will give an Introductory ArtistsTalk on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 from 6 - 9 pm The talk and slideshow will introduce new approaches to working with...
Shropshire - Next course on 26th April 2019
Love cats? Join us for a day sculpting beautiful cats with Stella. Whether it's your own cat, a sleepy kitten or the moggy that visits your garden, this gentle introduction to working in clay, will give you all the skills to develop confidence in working in three dimensions. Using basic slab techniques you will be shown how to construct your sculpture, adding detail to your work to capture the character of the subject. With a...
This two day workshop is an introduction to a method of working with clay to produce a portrait sculpture. Working from a live model, participants will be guided through the process of building a portrait, and have the option of the completed piece being fired at the end. No previous experience necessary. All materials and tools are provided.
An introduction to life sculpture, with tools and materials provided. Experienced sculptor Sophie Howard will guide participants through the process of making a scaled down sculpture of the live model in terracotta clay. This two day course will include modelling from observation, and full guidance will be provided. Those with some experience as well as complete beginners are welcome. Completed pieces can be fired later and preparation for firing is included in the course. There...
Lancashire - Next course on 4th May 2019
I run a variety of ceramic sculpture workshops and have twenty years experience so far! You can choose from a variety of subjects and all are step by step so suitable for beginners and children who are 8 years and over when accompanied by an adult. Your finished sculpture will be ready for collection or delivery 2/3 weeks after the course. Groups and private parties of six people or more can be arranged. You can...
This course is perfect for beginners to learn a new craft and experienced individuals to further their pottery skills with expert tuition. Throughout the classes, you have the opportunity to explore and develop skills within throwing, hand-building, coiling, mould-making and sculpting. There will also be classes developing skills in more specialist techniques, such as; glazing, sgrafitto, slip-casting and many more! To view the full class descriptions and to book, please visit; Class dates; 23.4.19...