Develop Your Practice In Sculpture

For those with some experience wishing to progress their ideas and techniques towards a professional outcome - develop work suitable for exhibition or sale.

Who is this course for

Develop your own ideas work with a range of materials, techniques and approaches. Develop your work with a view to exhibiting and selling.
Suitable for most levels, particularly those with some experience of making sculpture and wishing to take their work further.

What does this course cover

The aim of the course is to:
1. Help students to develop their ideas towards producing work of a standard suitable for sale and exhibition.
2. Finish work in readiness for showing in a gallery or for selling. Look at issues surrounding display, mounting, durability.
4. Encourage awareness of the use of source information and creative ideas, using sketches, models and samples, to develop a finished piece.

Students will be encouraged to follow personal projects, or the tutor will assist in developing a project plan.

By the end of the course students will:
1. Be able to work in a more sustained and independent manner towards the completion of a sculpture.

2. Be able to choose appropriate materials and resources.

3. Be aware of techniques and a variety of processes for the making of sculpture.

4. Be able to consider what is involved in the making of sculpture ready for exhibition and sale.

5. Be able to understand how to progress their work to a more professional level.

What will it be like

Individual tuition and group work. Students may do set projects offered. Practical demonstrations will be given.
Assessment is ongoing and based on tutor observations. The tutor will look at understanding of technical and aesthetic processes in relation to your discussed aims.

Verbal feedback is given throughout classes on a one-to-one basis. At the end of each term we will discuss projects as a group.

What else do you need to buy or do

Most basic materials and some equipment are supplied. Some students, however, may wish to purchase wood or stone, available from the department.

Advice on selecting materials and building up a tool kit and purchasing, will be given by the tutor. Costs vary depending on the type of work, but normally in the region of five pounds to twenty five pounds.

Visiting galleries and museums, developing an awareness of contemporary art particularly sculpture being exhibited, and sharing this knowledge with the group. Students should be willing to gather resource materials and develop ideas.
Students should wear stout shoes and bring an apron or old shirt, sculpture can be messy and dirty.

What this course could lead to

Other art courses at Mary Ward Centre, including the Professional Development for Artists, Access and Pre-foundation courses, higher education. Introduction to video, Creative video could be useful to develop documented work.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’