Sculpture - Figurative Workshop With Life Model

Surrey Adult Learning
Course summary
1 hour
60 GBP
Next available date: Contact for future dates. - Farnham
Professional Training

Course description

Sculpture - Figurative Workshop With Life Model

Sculpture - Figurative Workshop With Life Model [FDF6983G]: Overview

If you love art and have practical skills and want to combine the two then this one day workshop is the ideal course for you. We will be creating a life sculpture from a clothed life model.

The overall aim of the course is to build your confidence with the materials and the processes needed so that further sculptures can be produced in paper clay.

What will we cover?

You will learn how to turn the life model's proportions into a scaled-down sculpture by measuring and calculating. You will be shown how to use callipers to assist you with this task. The tutor will discuss the best way to support your work with a variety of materials. You will learn the most effective way to hand-build with paper clay and form a strong but light-weight structure. There will be demonstrations, and group discussions about the work in progress and plenty of time for one to one assistance and advice. Paper clay can be worked at home and left to dry out and does not necessarily require a kiln firing process. Please note that as this is a one-day course and the work will be fired in the studio kiln for collection later, the size will be limited to under approximately 25cm in height or width, depending on the pose.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

Particularly for those who are willing to learn practical skills combined with an enthusiasm for creating your own piece of work. This course is suitable for all levels and abilities

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

Clothes for messy work, and a pen, ruler and pencil. A handout is included with the course. Please bring any tools that you like to use. Tools and materials are provided for sculptures within the height and width restriction.

It is essential that you wear sensible, closed toe shoes and bring an apron or wear old clothes.

If you have any queries please email the tutor at

What can I do when I finish the course?

There are further sculpture courses at the centre and possibilities for exhibiting work. Learners may wish to join other art groups and societies or to develop further with similar workshops and meet like-minded people and make friends.

Additional information

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

No qualification awarded.

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