About the Course
This is a half day workshop that can be attended with two sessions minimum to complete a sculpture.
All day sessions are being offered on demand, so please enquire!
The teaching studio is idyllically situated in a conservatory surrounded by a sculpture garden, in a village just outside Oxford.
The choice of topics includes all of sculpture - animals, human figure and head, abstract forms.There are some 100 toy animals (Schleich ) and a huge library of laminated images available for inspiration and instructions. The group size is kept small (6-8 students) .
The tutor Beatrice Hoffman is a professional sculptor with over twenty years of teaching experience in schools, colleges , gallery courses and her own studio; she is a qualified art therapist, and partly trained as a teacher.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Tea, coffee, biscuits, and the use of tools.Lunch , and clay and firing not included
A wonderful course. Learn-as-you-go in a relaxed atmosphere. Be inspired by Beatrice's works which are displayed everywhere and by the talent of fellow students. Beatrice is encouraging, straight talking, knowledgeable, patient and kind, I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days and I learned so much. Highly recommend it. Alexandra '
Alexandra Elvin - - #16582
Following a break from making sculpture, Beatrice's 2 day course was the perfect way in which to 're immerse' myself back into making. Beatrice is incredibly attentive and helpful, offering constructive feedback in a supportive and encouraging way. The small group sizes also enable sufficient opportunity for one-to-one support and in depth conversations about the sculpture making process, as well as group discussion. Thank you very much - I am so glad I decided to attend the course and look forward to hopefully signing up for more!
Beth Biddies - - #16566
Our family (2 adults + children aged 9 and 11) attended 2 days of summer workshops and had the best time. Beatrice is an encouraging and patient teacher and we all learned a lot and created things we didn’t think we were capable of. And yes it was great fun for all ages! highly recommended
Claire P - - #7311
My friend and I had a really enjoyable day. The group was small, about six of us ranging in age from about 14 to seventies, making for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We were all completely absorbed in our projects, with Beatrice on hand providing support, timely insights and technical advice whenever needed, all in the beautiful environment of her sculpture-filled garden. The time flew and I came away feeling completely inspired. A truly satisfying experience, which I would highly recommend. Thank you Beatrice, it was wonderful!
Joanne France - - #7310
These classes are brilliant , Beartrice is an excellent tutor , good fun, good learning and very good value for money ! I'm well and truly hooked , had never done sculpturing before until about 6 months ago
Melissa Moody - - #7309
We enjoyed a birthday sculpture workshop with another family to celebrate my son's 10th birthday. We were a cosy group of five people -2 adults and 3 kids - and it was the perfect size. A fantastic way to engage kids in purposeful activity under the encouragement and tuition of a skilled sculptor that is Beatrice Hoffman. Highly recommended to kids and adults who are interested in experiencing the joy of creating clay objects with their hands.
Lisa Yeung - - #7308
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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