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Daventry sculpture classes for adults at the Parker E-ACT Academy


About the Course

This clay sculpture class runs fortnightly at the William E-ACT Academy Randolph Building in their art department, where we are allowed to use the A -Level room. Most sculpture students book for the term, but newcomers can try one or two days to discover whether they enjoy it. Beginners are very welcome, and the class consists of up to nine sculpture students , some of whom have been joining for many years, and others much more recently.

The topics chosen for the clay sculpture, and the styles used are very varied: sculpted figures (representational, and more abstracted) heads, (portrait and imaginative), abstract forms and handbill vessels, and some animals. many teaching materials support the learning, like laminated images, books, toy animals (Schleich) and googling on iPad.. The sculpture tuition is from 9.30-2.45.

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What's included in the price?

The tuition is included along with tea/coffee and cake.

Lunch, clay and firing is not included.


Beatrice Hoffman at Sculpture Workshops Oxford
Ashby Road
Daventry, Northampton
NN11 0QF
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  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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5.25 hours

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In-person course
- - #27068

This term, I've been fortunate to find an occasional space on Beatrice's very popular sculpting course. This has been a fantastic, life-changing experience for me. Beatrice very quickly gets you started, and then guides you, not only in simple technique, but also in how to make your work appealing and beautiful. She never dictates to you, but offers advice from her years of being a wonderful sculptor herself. I really couldn't recommend her course enough - my only reticence comes from not wanting her to get too busy so I can still find space on her courses. I have so much to learn!

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- - #26961

I am a newly retired lady who is trying to tap into her creative side and I have really been able to let that flow in the sculpture classes run by Beatrice Hoffman.
Beatrice is inspirational , charming and so knowledgable. Beatrice takes the time to work with you to find out your inner passions which she then develops with you.
The classes are thought provoking and you are totally absorbed in your work. All the students are full of passion for their work, but it’s also fun and friendly.
I feel I have started to find a passion for sculpture that will develop more and more with each class. Thank you Beatrice I love being part of the Daventry group.

In-person course
- - #26958

I look forward to the weekly class with Beatrice from the moment it finishes when I return home exhilarated and exhausted. Beatrice is both a successful sculptor and an inspiring teacher. Our class embraces a variety of styles of sculpture and Beatrice both helps and extends our resulting achievements by her gentle but rigorous tuition. Our talk is not limited to our own efforts but Beatrice has references and examples from all ages to broaden our outlook. Her own work is assured and both wonderfully inventive and professional. We also have great fun and at 76 of age this is an elixir!
_Sue B._ November 2019

In-person course
- - #26957

As a person who has never been involved in Art Classes, it came as a pleasant surprise when I first went to Beatrice's sculpture class. Two lessons were bought for me as a present and what a surprise. The classes are a real pleasure to go to. The pupils have all gelled and there is always a lot of chat. One learns without realising it and Beatrice like the true professional makes the use of a tool look easy and yet she inspires. I would say to anyone give it a go! It's great fun and one begins to understand more clearly how brilliant the masters of the art were.

In-person course
- - #8191

Beatrice manages to further her students’ skill sets while at the same time encouraging original work and growth of the individual’s imagination. This results in an enjoyable and fulfilling experience and there is even something to show for it when a project is finished!
Chris Cross

In-person course
- - #7358

I have really enjoyed your Sculpture Workshops, I have learnt such a lot. I know I have mainly made heads, but the wealth of knowledge you have is tremendous. You have put me right many times. It all goes in though and I remember it all.
The time goes really fast when we are in sessions. I look forward to making many more heads all a bit better than the last one, I look forward to the next term.

In-person course
- - #7357

I have been a student under the tutelage of Beatrice Hoffman for some years. She is a rigorous and empathetic teacher, bringing out the best in students with encouragement and vision. I have learnt so much and value her criticism and wide knowledge of her subject and art history.

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- - #7356

I have been attending Beatrice's workshops for a number of years and never fail to gain something from them each time. She has an unfailing eye for what works in a sculpture - her criticism and instruction allow you to make the most out of your ideas. If I worked in isolation at home I would not be pushing myself to the same extent nor be so happy that I was progressing.

In-person course
- - #7355

Beatrice manages to further her students’ skill sets while at the same time encouraging original work and growth of the individual’s imagination. This results in an enjoyable and fulfilling experience and there is even something to show for it when a project is finished!

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