Experimental Sculpture – Online

New online Sculpture course designed to help you learn how to feel free with your imagination.
You will be guided to think out of the box to create a one off piece of sculpture - experimenting with whatever you have in and around your home and complimenting that with purchases from online suppliers
Examples of materials that can be used are Leather, wood, metal, plastic, Fimo, string, clay, cement.
The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have installed in in advance of your first class. Classes will involve some self study and information being sent to you via email or Moodle.

Who is this course for

The course if for anybody who wants to experiment with creating a piece that does not use conventional sculpture techniques, but looks further a field to realise your ideas

What does this course cover

The course will focus on how to apply and experiment with them to create an individual piece. This is a student centred course and will work around you and your ideas and resources.
It will also cover
Understanding the use of tools and materials
How to adapt tool for use
Where and how to find materials and resources

By the end of the course you should be able to:
You will be confident in the knowledge with which tool and material will work for your individual piece, to understand how it will work and how to apply it in the right way
You will be able to apply these methods and diversify for further pieces

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities,
Extensive note taking due to help you between lessons?One-to-one and group discussion
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.?Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

To start with you will need a pencil and note book. Depending what you decide to make, and what you may have already have at home. We will discuss at the first class
There will be independent research on line or via your own books or magazines.
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:


You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.

You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.

Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quiet and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.

By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.

What this course could lead to

This course could lead to further study, and or to be able to feel comfortable creating your own pieces of sculpture and the ability and confidence to use any materials to create pieces for your own enjoyment or to sell

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: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.floodlight.co.uk; www.hotcourses.com; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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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 choose Mary Ward?

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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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.’