Sculpture: ceramic, soapstone and mixed media
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About the Course
Mixed ability sculpture classes exploring traditional and modern approaches to fine art sculpture through structured and individual project work.
This course is offered by Turning Tree Arts and runs from my studio at Parndon Mill in Harlow, Essex, which is also home to my fine art practice. The small classes I run from only £6 per hour are mixed ability in sculpture. They are designed to allow each individual the time and space to explore materials, techniques and ideas in a supportive and open approach to imagination.
Sculpture - Monday and Thursday evening 6.30 - 9.30 and Thursday morning 9.30 - 12.30.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Small classes (up to 6).
Materials are included depending on size of work.
Cost of firing ceramic work is not included.
Small charge for Tea and Coffee per term (30 pence per class - fresh coffee and quality tea!)
I've been attending Ivan's sculpture classes for just over a year now and have found these classes to be a fantastic route to expressing my creative side. I went along as a total beginner. Ivan is very supportive and helpful with regard to idea development and the technicalities of creating your vision. I have worked in both clay and wire so far, but there are many more mediums to explore. I find my time there to be both challenging and relaxing, and I gain inspiration not only from Ivan but also from fellow class members. I highly recommend this course.
Helen Meadows-Wooe - - #13107
Sculpture Workshop at Parndon Mill
I have attended a Thursday morning group with tutor Ivan Daggett since January 2016. The prospect of three hours in a studio in the beautiful environs of Parndon Mill has made this one of my favourite mornings.
My work in 3D, prior to starting this course, was primarily in clay. I created ceramics and sculpture by hand building, generally on a small scale. I have also worked in wood and wire. Ivan’s studio offers a much broader range of opportunities and has enabled me to experiment with carving in stone, plaster and composite materials as well as creating a latex and plaster mould in order to replicate a figure originally created in clay.
My work in the past year has been challenging and rewarding. Ivan is on hand to help develop ideas, suggest materials and guide students towards achieving the best results. One learns from him and from the others in the group, which is friendly and supportive. It is a great class and I look forward to increasing my skills and embarking on further exciting projects over the coming months.
Kathy Burman - - #8062
I have been attending Ivan's sculpture classes for several years and find his studio an inspiring and nurturing space to make artworks. Ivan is a patient and extremely knowledgeable tutor who knows when to help with ideas and when to let you just get on! Ivan's knowledge of all kinds of art techniques and artists has really helped me develop my own work- often in surprising ways!
Sam Debbah - - #7531
I have been studying with Ivan for many years and continue to find inspiration and a sense of my artist self not always present in my daily life. Ivan's intuitive ability to help you find the ideas that you want to pursue enable you to produce diverse and fascination pieces of work that you didn't know you were capable of.
Jill Kerby - - #7165
I have attended Ivan Daggett's sculpture classes for many years and find Ivan an excellent tutor. He has the ability to draw ideas from you without forcing you to his copy his own way of working. He is a very talented sculptor and can give guidance on the great variety of materials that can be used for sculpture. During my time attending his classes I have carved stone,wood and plaster, modelled with clay and worked with wire, both in abstract and human form.5
June Pickard - - #7160
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