Clay sculpture workshops - Monday evening



The choice of topic is yours! Make an animal, human figure or head or an abstract form. The tutor Beatrice Hoffman employs an individualised approach to teaching, similar to art schools, with every student picking out their own project - and being inspired by the variety of other student's work. This is an enjoyable weekly clay sculpture class for adults, running mostly weekly throughout the term with seven to ten sessions per term: Newcomers are encouraged to first try two sessions one-off, to see if sculpture and my teaching style suits them, and if they are positive, they can book for the whole term, provided that there is a space. in 2021 during Corona times, i teach outdoors under a gazebo, May till October The sculpture teaching studio is idyllically situated in a conservatory surrounded by a sculpture garden, in a village just outside Oxford. The teaching space has been "Corona-proofed" by including an extra side room, stronger lighting, and socially distanced individual small tables. Corona-safety routines are in place - mask wearing and disinfecting of hands before entering the court yard. There are some 100 toy animals (Schleich), many sculpture books , examples of sculpture ( by Beatrice and students) and a huge library of laminated images available for inspiration and instructions. The group size is kept small (6-8 students). The tutor Beatrice Hoffman is a professional sculptor with over twenty years of teaching experience in schools, colleges, gallery courses and her own studio; she is a qualified art therapist, and partly trained as a teacher. Clay and firing is paid for separately, at cost only.

What's included in the price?

Tea, coffee, biscuits A large variety of tools to get to know and use A well equipped studio with much stimulation and inspiration A lovely sculpture garden to relax and look out onto Time away from your every day life in a creative space


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Children
  • Limited mobility
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
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Lime Tree Cottage, Garford, Abingdon, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX13 5PF