When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Alexandra Harley
  • Course Code W23STEA03G
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

One day Sculpture Taster course to introduce and practice abstracting the figure in clay sculpture. Using your own life modelled work or choosing class samples as a starting point to then learn and practice techniques to abstract from the figure looking at 20th century and contemporary artists as examples. There will be no life model in this course. All levels welcome.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • All students will explore ways of extending their own clay life modelled projects using different methods to abstract from the figure.
  • All students will be aware of how 20th century and contemporary artists use the figure in non-representational ways
  • Understand simple anatomy, observation and modelling techniques to make a small clay abstracted figure sculpture.
  • Understand and practice the Sculpture studio Health and safety guidelines.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Group and individual Tutor guidance, Demonstration and Q&A with individual clay modelled exercise and presentation of relevant 20th cent and contemporary artists.

    Entry requirements

    Some clay Life modelling experience to explore abstraction.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Pelham Hall Sculpture studio is 5 min walk from the Main College.

    What you need

    apron and closed shoes to work in.

    What you can do next

    Other Life modelling, Sculpture and Visual Art courses.