Sculpture: Absolute Beginners

Learn about and explore a range of materials and techniques through which to develop ideas and
work safely.

Who is this course for

This course is part of our suite of Absolute Beginners classes (also Drawing, Painting and Jewellery), designed to bring inexperienced and unconfident students up to speed in a selection of our arts and crafts provision.

What does this course cover

The course will give students a basic knowledge in the areas of Clay Modelling, Casting and Glazing; Carving, Wood and Stone; Ceramics; Mixed Media; Health and Safety/Studio Practice. All in enough depth for students to feel like they're not starting from scratch when they want to specialise in any area.

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

Students should wear stout shoes and bring an apron or old shirt, sculpture can be messy, and dusty.
Most basic materials are included but the tutor will discuss prices of additional specialist materials if they are needed.
Space is limited, so works can't be too large and there is a 7kg weight restriction.

What this course could lead to

Other courses at The Mary Ward Centre including Foundaiton, Pre-foundation, Advanced Creative Practice, other sculpture courses at Mary Ward Centre or elswhere. Tutor can advise.

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: and from the following websites:;;;;

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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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.’