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Course Provider: Mary Ward Centre

Contact Name: Marc Breen

Telephone: 020 7269 6042

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42 Queen Square

Course Length: 12 weeks

Price: £206

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12 weeks Developing your sculpture ideas and techniques towards a professional outcome - develop work suitable for exhibition or sale.

Who is this course for
Develop your own ideas work with a range of materials, techniques and approaches. Develop your work with a view to exhibiting and selling. Suitable for most levels, particularly those with some experience of making sculpture and wishing to take their work further.

Concessionary fees are available to those who are eligible please see our website for more details

What does this course cover
The aim of the course is to:
1. Help students to develop their ideas towards producing work of a standard suitable for sale and exhibition.
2. Finish work in readiness for showing in a gallery or for selling. Look at issues surrounding display, mounting, durability.
4. Encourage awareness of the use of source information and creative ideas, using sketches, models and samples, to develop a finished piece.

Students will be encouraged to follow personal projects, or the tutor will assist in developing a project plan.

By the end of the course students will:
1. Be able to work in a more sustained and independent manner towards the completion of a sculpture.
2. Be able to choose appropriate materials and resources.
3. Be aware of techniques and a variety of processes for the making of sculpture.
4. Be able to consider what is involved in the making of sculpture ready for exhibition and sale.
5. Be able to understand how to progress their work to a more professional level.

What will it be like
Individual tuition and group work. Students may do set projects offered. Practical demonstrations will be given.
Assessment is ongoing and based on tutor observations. The tutor will look at understanding of technical and aesthetic processes in relation to your discussed aims.

Verbal feedback is given throughout classes on a one-to-one basis. At the end of each term we will discuss projects as a group.

What's included in the price?

Most basic materials and some equipment are supplied. Some students, however, may wish to purchase wood or stone, available from the department.

Advice on selecting materials and building up a tool kit and purchasing, will be given by the tutor. Costs vary depending on the type of work, but normally in the region of five pounds to twenty five pounds.

Visiting galleries and museums, developing an awareness of contemporary art particularly sculpture being exhibited, and sharing this knowledge with the group. Students should be willing to gather resource materials and develop ideas.
Students should wear stout shoes and bring an apron or old shirt, sculpture can be messy and dirty.

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