Shape, join, carve and construct your own designs and turn them into tangible sculptures. Each day begins with a brief lecture featuring examples from relevant artists, followed by practical tutorials with step-by-step demonstrations, ensuring you grasp the essential skills. You’ll explore sculpture through clay modelling, armatures, metal construction and direct carving. Investigating sculptural form and line and structure, you’ll develop your understanding of how the specific qualities each material has, so that you can take advantage of their mechanical strengths for your own designs. Practical sessions allow you to apply what you've learned, with one-on-one tutorials for personalised guidance, alongside group critiques foster constructive feedback, helping you advance your sculpting skills and critical thinking.

What's included in the price?

• explore the history of sculpture and its artistic significance • transform your drawings into 3D artworks and work directly into carving • be introduced to materials and tools and learn how to use them safely and effectively • work with a range of materials including clay, aluminium, and aeroblock • hone your skills in creating sculptures that express form, emotion, and artistic finesse • practice joining metal without heat and learn simple carving techniques.


5 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners
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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, 50 Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ