Sculpture From The Life Model
Choose to work on a full figure, or portrait in terracotta, direct plaster or other processes.
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Who is this course for
Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the human form as a focus.
What does this course cover
We have two sittings with the model for 5 sessions per term.
At the end and in the middle one session is used for hollowing and exploring finishing techniques.
Term 3 has a model for the whole term as it is 10 weeks long.
You can expect to produce 2 finished pieces of sculpture per term.
What will it be like
The Tutor will aim to divide time evenly and fairly among all the students in the class.
The course will be taught through demonstration, practice and discussion with emphasis on sound and careful technique to ensure strong and successful end results.
A sketch book/ notebook will be a great asset in the process of self assessment. In a class of mixed abilities and projects, the tuition is more often than not one-to-one. More experienced students will be encouraged to help and advise the less experienced whenever possible.
Students will be encouraged to analyse, interpret, appraise and evaluate their own work. This may happen in group discussion or individual consultation with the tutor or fellow students - the assessment will be adapted to individual needs as appropriate. It is essential that students keep a detailed record or account of all their work to help with the assessment process.
What else do you need to buy or do
Basic materials such as clay and plaster are provided by the Centre.
You may need to buy some tools or additional materials of your choosing.
You will be allowed two pieces of sculpture per term free. Beyond that there may be some additional charges for firing if you work on a very large scale.
What this course could lead to
Past students have progressed to exhibiting and selling their work. At the end of the year we usually have a student exhibition. The exhibition is open to all and is a great opportunity to show and possibly sell your work.
Many students have successfully applied for and completed degree courses in sculpture and art and design.
Students can also take accredited courses at Mary Ward Centre, including Pre-foundation/ Foundation into Art and Advanced Practice for Artists and Designers course.
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
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.’