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About the Course
An open sculpture workshop for all abilities (including Beginners) to develop individual creative expression, greater awareness of techniques, safe workshop practice and experiment with new concepts and materials in sculpture - from clay modelling to metal construction. Basic materials included. Extra support for those with no previous experience. Extra fees will be charged for materials and ceramic firing when the student uses over and above their allocated course materials fee. This course will be taught by Sheila Vollmer and Lara Ritosa-Roberts.
By the end of the course you will be able to
New students will initially be introduced to, learn and practice skills in clay modelling, plaster mould making/casting and armature construction projects.
Pursue personal project work in chosen media, (from clay modelling to constructive metal work), improving skills and developing confidence.
Develop ideas and individual creative identity through project work and verbally expressing ideas.
Explore and practice new sculptural techniques and mediums that you haven't tried before.
Encourage good workshop practice including Health and Safety in relation to yourself and other studio users.
Develop critical decision making skills in relation to your own work and as a member of the class/group.
Class format and activities
Working on individual projects exploring different sculptural techniques and mediums.
Tuition is primarily one-to-one and some group work with beginners.
Short projects are set as an introduction to new materials and as a guide to the possibilities and language of sculpture.
Step by step instruction and demonstration is given on new techniques.
Handouts are given on Health & Safety, materials, techniques & reference materials.
All learners negotiate individual learning goals with tutor and record and assess these goals on the Individual learning Plans.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
All levels welcome including Beginners with an interest in exploring materials, processes & 3 Dimensional form.
What you need to know before you enrol
Some lifting depending on the medium you work with, but there is always help available.
What you will need for your class
•Sketch book and drawing materials.
•Protective clothing (i.e. recommended overall or apron, strong shoes or boots).
•Some extra fees will be charged for materials and ceramic firing when the student uses over and above their allocated course materials fee.
•Where applicable protective clothing supplied by the college must also be worn.
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