Develop your own practice or prepare a portfolio for Foundation or HND. Some students progress directly to BA and Masters. NCFE Level 2 certificate. This course can be paid in instalments.
Who is this course for
Preparation for Foundation, FDA or HND. Some students progress directly to BA./MA (NCFE Accreditation).
This course is for those ready for a year long accredited course, with some experience of Art and Design who wish to develop their skills...
- Next course on 27th February 2019
This course will allow you to explore sculpture in life and portrait head modelling in clay by developing observational and modelling skills and individual creativity. New and returning students work alongside each other in a mutually supportive environment. Learners will be encouraged to explore their own personal approach, developing confidence & skills in a creative, supportive and well equipped studio. Basic materials included. Extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course...
All day 5 week Life & Portrait clay sculpture workshop focussing on one model and one pose: 1st term Portrait head; 2nd term Standing pose; 3rd term life sculpture with option of some costume and props. Choice of composition within pose. Develop observation skills, individual expression, clay modelling and clay preparation techniques for firing. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. New and returning students work alongside each other in a mutually supportive workshop environment. Learners...
Life Casting with Rebecca Truman . Life casting is a beautiful craft which captures the personality of the individual. Cast hands, faces, ears or feet depending on a willing model, who can either be other workshop members or models brought along who participants wish to cast. Choose whether to do hands individually, holding hands with a friend or we can put family groups together.
Please get in touch for details or bookings.
Head Sculpture Dates: 1st Aug 2018
This course is suitable for beginners and those with experience.
You will be working in clay using an armature made from wooden skewers (kebab sticks), these offer a temporary support that is easily removed from the model, useful if the work is to be fired.
References can include (live) real human model (clothed), drawings and or photographs, or computer generated 3d model printouts. Damien can provide these or bring...
- Next course on 26th February 2019
Learn to model portrait & full pose clay life sculptures. Working from a variety of life models and poses, develop observation skills, individual expression, clay modelling and clay preparation techniques for firing. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Beginners will learn how to: To measure the figure to make life-size or...
Learn how to make a clay sculpture of a chicken Make a life-sized or larger Chicken constructed with the help of some simple moulds and a range of hand building techniques. Then add colour to your sculpture using slips and underglazes before it is fired to stoneware.
No experience with clay is necessary for this task. Peter will provide all the materials, tools and information.
You can turn any of our courses into a short...
Create masks & wearable body sculptural piece whilst exploring the meeting point between performance art & sculpture. You will be using readily available materials such as paper, textiles, wire, plaster bandage and wood with sculptural processes of life casting, modelling and construction. You will explore the concepts around performativity using sculptural forms as vehicle to transform your body & express ideas visually.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your...
Christmas Gnome Workshop!
Choose to spend a day at Dallacre Farm set in beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, creating a Christmas Gnome sculpture (or Nisse/Tomte from Scandinavian folklore) using a fantastic non-firing clay, Pal Tiya Premium.
Weta workshop uses this product extensively to create large sculptures for private commissions and more.
Learn how to sculpt the core in tin foil and other materials before applying the product. As our clay doesn't shrink during the curing process, there...
Discover the art of pewter casting using the ancient ‘lost wax method’ in this 4 session course.
Make a sculpture from wax or clay to cast in pewter. Explore and experiment with new sculpture techniques.
What is Pewter? It’s a silver coloured metal alloy containing over 90% tin with copper and bismuth to strengthen it. Traditionally it would contain lead but the pewter we use is lead free so it’s less toxic to melt...