About the Course
Learn the basic skills for working with new and scrap metals whilst exploring sculptural or applied ideas. Welding, gas cutting, grinding and safe workshop practice are covered. Work on personal or tutor led projects. It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear. These courses are technician supported. Basic materials included but extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Beginners will be inducted into and practice various welding techniques including: Gas and electric processes including gas cutting, metal forming, shaping and grinding.
Returning/Ongoing Students will continue ongoing personal projects, improve skills and research new techniques and processes.
All students: Learn and practice how to produce constructed metal objects to a satisfactory standard.
All students: Understand and practice good standards of health and safety practice in relation to yourself and others in the studio.
All students: Learn and practice how to develop research ideas imaginatively and sharing best practice through the work of other students.
All students: Learn how these processes can be applied to sculpture and design, and the wider context of these processes
Class format and activities
Working on individual project work in metal with Step by step instruction, demonstrations and observation.
Individual tuition and question and answer.
Group discussion and feedback.
Photographic record of work in progress.
Individual learning goals will be negotiated with the tutor
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.
No- but have a keen interest in sculpture, metal work and Art and Design
What you need to know before you enrol
What you will need for your class
A sketchbook and pencils.
Fire proof overalls or clothes and Protective footwear (strong shoes/ boots or steel capped boots).
All college issue protective clothing and equipment must be worn where applicable.
Extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee.
Further requirements will be discussed at subsequent classes.
What you can do next
Further part-time Sculpture courses at Morley College, Part-time or full time sculpture /fine art courses, for example Art Foundation, BA or MA Fine Art
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