What is the course about?
This course introduces you to wire and sheet metal as a sculptural medium.
Covering basic tools, processes such as; welding, cutting and bending metals. You will have the opportunity to try many processes and make a small scale object to take away.
What will we cover?
You will learn how to manipulate this flexible medium to make sculpture. You will learn to use different sorts of wires and metals in sheet form.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use different techniques such as tying, cutting, bending, forming, drilling, bolting and riveting
Make work using a soldering process
Work safely, following the correct health and safety procedures
Design and construct a metal-based object or sculpture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for beginners, as well as those with some art experience who have an interest in metal processes.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through demonstrations, practical work, technical notes, and instruction as a member of a group or individually, as appropriate to the session.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
General tools and equipment will be supplied. Most of the cost of the materials for sampling and experimentation will be covered by the course fee. If you want to make a larger item, you will have to purchase or supply the metal. A sketchbook and drawing materials would be useful. You might want to incorporate found ferrous metal objects into your work.
Stout shoes must be worn at all times in the Sculpture studio.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will be able to advise you about upcoming courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details