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.
Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Create a standing figurative wax sculpture from observing a life model. Learn basic anatomy and how to make the armature as well as gaining wax modelling techniques. Beginners are welcome on this intensive course.
Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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.
Course Date: Sun 18 Mar 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Have you found it tricky drawing or sculpting hands or feet? This course helps you overcome this by guiding you to a better understanding of basic anatomy through observational drawings and modelling from plaster casts.
Course Date: Mon 26 Mar 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.
Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date) 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.
Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Sculptures are not always glazed, explore and experiment different mediums to patina your terracotta or stoneware clay or plaster artworks. Compare bronze powder V bronze filler or shellac and pigments, graphite, inks, acrylic or oil paint or waxes.
Course Date: Thu 26 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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.
Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Realise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience.
Course Date: Tue 1 May 2018 (and 3 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.
Course Date: Thu 3 May 2018 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Carve, melt and form wax to create a small figurative or abstract bronze sculpture. The wax will be cast in bronze at the Castle Arts Foundry and returned finished. If you have attended this course before please contact the department before you enrol.