This course has concessions available

Sculpture: Developing Your Practice

This course will help develop the skills and understanding of your sculptural practice by exploring different media, together with individual tailored guidance for further research into relevant contemporary, and historical artists and art forms, with the aim of working towards and exhibition.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Available Classes:

Who is this course for

Students of all levels can join the class, as the aim is one of supporting the individual to progress their own ideas or art practice in a supportive environment.

What does this course cover

This course aims to aid students to identify their areas of specific interest within a sculptural way of working to help them build a more personal sculptural language and progress to discover a deeper motivation in a supportive environment. Methods include drawing on contemporary, historical and pan cultural artists and artworks, there will be set projects for the less experienced and individual tutorial support. This practical course will encourage the making of sculpture using raw materials, as well as supporting a found object methodology and include practical inductions where necessary. Class discussion and towards the end of the course, documentation of the artworks will be explored together with ideas about installation culminating in a class exhibition either online or if possible in a real space.

By the end of the course you should be able to:
1. Identify your area of artistic interest
2. Be aware of contemporary artists working in a similar way
3 Gaim greater technical knowledge of one or more sculptural ways of working
4. Be able to document and talk about the work produced.
5 .Work towards developing work for a group exhibition?

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
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

Most basic materials to begin a project will be included and the tutor can advise on more specialist materials required

What this course could lead to

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and If you need more detailed advice, please talk to your tutor.
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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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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.’