What is the course about?
You will be making a small wax sculpture from the life model. This course does not cover casting at the Build, your sculpture will be sent away to the foundry for casting and will return to you as a finished bronze sculpture. If you have had any previous involvement with the Castle Arts Foundry you will be charged the full cost for your bronze cast, please contact the sculpture department or the Visual Arts department : [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2700/2703 before enrolling.
What will we cover?
Working with a life model, we will look at ways of representing the human form in wax sculpture. We will look at ways of working with wax and methods of making different textures.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Work from the figure
• Manipulate and model with wax
• Create a small sculpture suitable for bronze casting.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all ability levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through demonstration, practical and discussion you will be taught as a group and helped individually as required. Handouts will accompany demonstrations. The course is structured to manage the work within the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All materials provided.
Stout shoes must be worn in the Sculpture studio.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The Build sculpture department offers a range of courses that will allow you to progress from beginner to advanced as well as pick up a range of techniques. You may like to progress onto the one year long Build Sculpture course that helps you build your own individual sculpture practice, or sign up to a short course specialising in a particular approach or skill such as Carving in wood or stone, Surface finishes for clay and plaster or Prop making.
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