Sculpture

Explore a range of sculpture courses, from wood or stone carving to sculpting in metal, bronze, wire or plaster. Why not try prop making? Hear from tutor Wendy Chandler on a career in prop making. 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.

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  1. Prop making intensive for film, TV and theatre

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of sculptural techniques that are used in the ever-expanding film, TV and theatre prop making industry. Explore a range of sculpting and casting methods and fabricating techniques, and experiment with materials.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  2. Introduction to papier mâché

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Papier mâché is versatile, quick, cheap and endlessly surprising. Experience how easy it is to create all kinds of sculpture with this everyday material. There will be time to explore colour, surface and form experimentally.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. French weekend: chance and movement in sculpture inspired by Duchamp and Calder

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own moving or ‘kinetic’ artworks through practical investigation, exploring design/making ideas from the early moving sculptures of Duchamp and Gabo, through to works of major protagonists Calder, Munari and Tinguely.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Summer nights taster: sculpt with clay

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A ‘throw away’ task will be given for you to generate an ‘on the spot’ sculptural theme or form. This can then be developed into a small clay sculpture to take away at a later date, once fired.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  5. Sculpt a portrait head in clay

    Sculpt a portrait head in clay

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy creating a clay portrait sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy as well as gaining clay modelling techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  6. Introduction to metal sculpture

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the techniques required in making sculptural / functional objects in metal: cutting, bending, welding and joining small scale metal. Students may bring ideas, inspiration and scrap metal. For beginners or those with some prior knowledge.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Experience: sculpture

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Carving in wood

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £369.00
    Concession: £225.00

  9. Start sculpture

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short course is a hands-on introduction to the basic principles and techniques of sculpture. You will make small-scale, experimental pieces using materials such as clay, plaster and mixed media. You will gain practical experience of using some basic sculpture tools and equipment. Ideal for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Casting and mouldmaking

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  11. Start sculpting in clay

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Whether you want to ‘try it out’ for fun or if it’s something you wish to explore further, this is a great way to learn the first steps in design and basic clay modelling techniques. You'll create an abstract or realistic sculpture. For beginners.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  12. Demons and dioramas: Day of the Dead papier mache sculpture

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  13. Clay sculpture: life and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  14. Build sculpture course

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you 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.



    Term dates:

    Term 1 - 26/09/18 - 12/12/18 (12 weeks)

    Term 2 - 16/01/19 - 03/04/19 (12 weeks)

    Term 3 - 08/05/19- 10/07/19 (10 weeks).
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,199.00
    Concession: £914.00

  15. Introduction to sculpture

    Course Date: Wed 3 Oct 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Starting out in sculpture? Join us and get to grips with the techniques of carving, casting and construction. Find out more about the history of sculpture and take inspiration from other artists. Learn to develop your ideas from design to reality, and try your hand at several small-scale projects to practise your new-found skills.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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