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Experimental Sculpture

This is a fun, welcoming and explorative class in which you will have the freedom to investigate and develop ideas. Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts. This course encourages you to enjoy using materials and the process of 'making', so ideal for beginners or students with more experience.
  • Who is it for?

    Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts including kinetic, interactive, performance and time-based work. Develop your own project, with support from the tutor. Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced.

  • What does it cover?

    The course aims to broaden the range of materials you can draw upon to make a sculpture. You will be shown how to develop techniques for completing kinetic, performance, time-based, interactive and traditional sculpture.

    You will be introduced to, and use diverse ways of assembling found objects. Depending on your interests, you will work with some of the following:

    1. Kinetic Sculpture: use of techniques to create movement i.e. motors, wind, water power.

    2. Interactive sculpture: use of techniques to make sculpture that others can interact with.

    3. Time-based sculpture: using video and audio to document the development and completion of work.

    4. Performance sculpture: for example, demonstration of how to interact with the sculpture.


    By the end you will be able:
    1. To work in a supported way toward the completion of an experimental piece of sculpture.

    2. To make informed choices about methods and materials for sculpture.

    3. To demonstrate the use of new methods for completing sculptures.

    4. To demonstrate the use of one or more methods for recording or representing sculpture e.g. video/audio

  • What will it be like?

    You will work individually or in small groups supported by the tutor.
    You will work on one main piece of sculpture per term.

    The tutor will offer practical demonstrations of techniques.

    Slides and videos may be used.

    One-to-one assessment is carried out by the tutor.
    Verbal feedback is given, in relaton to your proposed aims.
    Some individual and group presentation of a completed piece with verbal feedback from the group.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Students should wear stout shoes and bring an apron or old shirt, sculpture can be messy, and dusty.
    Some materials will be provided. You will be encouraged to source reusable and recyclable materials.

    Most tools will be provided. Advice will be given on sourcing material.
    You can choose to access the Scrap scheme (a large warehouse full of reusable material in East
    London).

    Visiting museums and galleries. Developing an awareness of contemporary art practice particularly in
    sculpture, and share knowledge with the group. A willingness to gather resource materials and develop
    ideas.
    Space is limited, so works can't be too large and there is a 7kg weight restriction.

  • What could it lead to?

    Other art courses at The Mary Ward Centre, including Foundation and Pre-foundation.

Available Courses

Experimental Sculpture

This is a fun, welcoming and explorative class in which you will have the freedom to investigate and develop ideas. Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts. This course encourages you to enjoy using materials and the process of 'making', so ideal for beginners or students with more experience.

23 September 2024 – 09 December 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1903
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1904
£323 / £113
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Weekend Ceramics Workshop

Discover Your Creativity with Our New Ceramics Classes!
Join us for an exciting journey into the world of pottery and ceramics. Our classes cater to all skill levels and offer a variety of options to fit your schedule. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced potter, you'll have the opportunity to explore hand-built sculptures and wheel-thrown objects, experiment with glazes, and play with textures.

15 June 2024 – 15 June 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1952
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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29 June 2024 – 29 June 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1953
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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13 July 2024 – 13 July 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1954
£48 / £17
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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Ceramic Pottery And Sculpture - Morning

25 September 2024 – 04 December 2024
Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:30
Course Code:RB1014
£245 / £86
10 Meetings
Redbridge Institute for Adult Education
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15 January 2025 – 26 March 2025
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:RB1015
£292 / £102
10 Meetings
Redbridge Institute for Adult Education
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23 April 2025 – 02 July 2025
Wednesday, 10:15 to 13:15
Course Code:RB1016
£292 / £102
10 Meetings
Redbridge Institute for Adult Education
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Weekend Ceramics Workshop

05 October 2024 – 05 October 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1948
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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19 October 2024 – 19 October 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1949
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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02 November 2024 – 02 November 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1950
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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16 November 2024 – 16 November 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1951
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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30 November 2024 – 30 November 2024
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1963
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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25 January 2025 – 25 January 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1964
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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08 February 2025 – 08 February 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1965
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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22 February 2025 – 22 February 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1955
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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08 March 2025 – 08 March 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1956
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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22 March 2025 – 22 March 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1957
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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10 May 2025 – 10 May 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1958
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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31 May 2025 – 31 May 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1959
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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14 June 2025 – 14 June 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1960
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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28 June 2025 – 28 June 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1961
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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12 July 2025 – 12 July 2025
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1962
£55 / £19
1 Meeting
High Street, Stratford
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