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Life and portrait sculpture - Morley College, London

Life and portrait sculpture - Morley College, London

Duration: 6 weeks

Price: £210

Book with: Pedro Diego
at Morley College London

Pelham Hall Sculpture Studio
27 Lambeth Walk
Greater London
SE11 6DU

Course Start Dates

Wednesday 26th February 2020
Wednesday 3rd June 2020

About the Course

Working from a variety of life models and poses, develop observation skills, individual expression, clay modelling and firing preparation techniques. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Learn to model portrait and full size life sculptures. Some extra materials charges apply.

This course will allow you to explore sculpture in life and portrait head modelling in clay by developing observational and modelling skills and individual creativity. New and returning students work alongside each other in a mutually supportive environment. Learners will be encouraged to explore their own personal approach, developing confidence & skills in a creative, supportive and well equipped studio. Basic materials included. Extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee.

By the end of the course you will be able to
Learn and develop observation skills, clay modelling and handling techniques for firing, working from a life model in a variety of poses.
Explore colouring and finishing possibilities on completed clay modelled sculptures
Improve skills and confidence, explore new approaches, and develop individual approach and expression through life modelled sculpture.
Encourage good workshop practice including Health and Safety in relation to self and other studio users.
Develop critical decision making skills in relation to your own work and as a member of the class/group recording progress through sketch books and photos of your work to self-assess
Class format and activities
• Tuition is primarily one-to-one and within the class group
• Step by step instruction and demonstration is given on new techniques to enable you to progress with your individual work
• You will be working with a male or female model to create your own personal clay sculpture which will be fired
• 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.

Entry requirements
All levels welcome from beginners to the experienced with a keen interest in exploring Life modelling and 3 Dimensional form.

What you need to know before you enrol
This course takes place in Pelham Hall. Some lifting required but there is always help available.

What you will need for your class
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.
Sketch book and pencils.
Camera to record progress.

What you can do next:
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