When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23STEC04C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

An open sculpture workshop for all abilities (including Beginners) to develop individual creative expression, greater awareness of techniques, safe workshop practice and experiment with new concepts and materials in sculpture - from clay modelling to metal construction. Basic materials included. Extra support for those with no previous experience. Extra fees will be charged for materials and ceramic firing when the student uses over and above their allocated course materials fee.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • New students will initially be introduced to, learn and practice skills in clay modelling, plaster mould making/casting and armature construction projects
  • Pursue personal project work in chosen media, (from clay modelling to constructive metal work), improving skills and developing confidence.
  • Develop ideas and individual creative identity through project work and verbally expressing ideas
  • Explore and practice new sculptural techniques and mediums that you haven't tried before
  • Encourage good workshop practice including Health and Safety in relation to yourself and other studio users
  • Develop critical decision making skills in relation to your own work and as a member of the class/group


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Working on individual projects exploring different sculptural techniques and mediums. Tuition is primarily one-to-one and some group work with beginners. Short projects are set as an introduction to new materials and as a guide to the possibilities and language of sculpture. Step by step instruction and demonstration is given on new techniques. Handouts are given on Health & Safety, materials, techniques & reference materials. All learners negotiate individual learning goals with tutor and record and assess these goals on the Individual learning Plans.

    Entry requirements

    All levels welcome including Beginners with an interest in exploring materials, processes & 3 Dimensional form.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Some lifting depending on the medium you work with, but there is always help available.

    What you need

    •Sketch book and drawing materials.•Protective clothing (i.e. recommended overall or apron, strong shoes or boots).•Some extra fees will be charged for materials and ceramic firing when the student uses over and above their allocated course materials fee.•Where applicable protective clothing supplied by the college must also be worn.

    What you can do next

    Progress onto: other sculpture and visual art courses in the department; foundation art and design or pre-foundation courses; and/or pursue one’s own creativity independently in own studio.