Explore a range of sculpture courses, from introductory courses to City & Guilds qualifications. Try wood carving or sculpting in metal, bronze, wire, plaster or stone - as well as body sculpting. We offer a full range of evening, daytime and weekend courses. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Have you ever fancied having a go at sculpting in wood? Or perhaps you're experienced at it but would like expert guidance to develop your ideas? This comprehensive course encourages wood carvers of all levels to bring along their ideas and see how they can be developed. We'll teach you to make models of your designs, upscale and transpose these, and use professional carving tools to produce beautiful pieces in wood.
Get inspired by the age-old crafts of stone and wood carving, learn carving techniques and create your own small carving in wood or stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers, this course will explore the characteristics of stone and wood, lead you through the steps of design and carving, and encourage you to explore and develop your ideas and try more experimental techniques.
Ever dream of building your own individual sculpture practice? This inspiring year-long course will challenge your thinking and help you identify themes and ideas that interest you; it will encourage you to experiment with all sorts of materials and processes, and build your confidence and capability to develop your own independent sculptural practice.
Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You'll work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of papier mâché and mixed media sculpture, inspired by the rich forms and colours of Mexican 'Day of the Dead' celebrations.
Experience making artworks in 3D. This fun and practical course is ideal if you have always wanted to try sculpture, offering you a taste of basic sculpture techniques and principles. For complete beginners.
Explore the possibilities of modelling in clay and plaster. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture, work from found objects to develop your imagination, explore techniques of modelling, casting and transform forms according to your imagination. All levels of experience welcome.
This two-day course will introduce 3D principles that you can use in your studio work: building a maquette, using mixed media, scale and proportion; relief cast using plaster, carving and flexible moulds.
An introduction to casting parts of the body from hands and limbs to faces and entire heads. We'll also look at how to assemble moulds to eliminate bad registration lines and mould distortions in the finished plaster casts.
Have you ever tried carving in wood? Be guided by an expert tutor to learn basic techniques materials and processes of carving and carve a small piece of sculpture using hand carving tools. For complete beginners.
Break the mould - try your hand at the techniques of moulding and casting as practised by sculptors, prop-makers and designers. Under the guidance of highly experienced industry professionals in our fully-equipped sculpture studio, explore making plaster and rubber moulds, and how to cast these in plaster of Paris and cement.
Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musical? Are you interested in a career in window display? We'll explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from specialist tutors, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. This course can be a stand alone introduction to the techniques of prop making or you can progress onto part 2 in the summer term.
Are you interested in prop making for film, TV, theatre, window display, photographic industries or live events? Get to grips with everything you might encounter as a prop maker, from creatively interpreting a client's brief, to working to a budget and meeting deadlines. Learn to problem solve and apply a range of techniques to bring a 3D design concept to fruition, getting a real insight into the prop making industry and its challenges. This is part 2 of 'Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display' so is ideal if you have done part 1 or have some experience in prop making techniques. .
Ever dream of conjuring up the props for the next Harry Potter, Doctor Who, or West End musical hit? This short course introduces you to the basic techniques used to make props for film, TV and theatre and display. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and paint effects.