Sculpture Courses

The Autumn Term courses programme starts again in September, check back here in August for details. 

Call us on 0131 551 4490 or email admin@edinburghsculpture.org for further information.

The courses listed below are from last term.

Evening Courses

  • Clay Portraiture – Course Full
    Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    19 Apr 2016 - 21 Jun 2016
  • Introduction to Wood Carving – Course Full
    Mondays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    2 May 2016 - 6 Jun 2016
  • Ceramic Sculpture – Course Full
    Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    4 May 2016 - 8 Jun 2016
  • 2.5D – Course Full
    Wednesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    4 May 2016 - 1 Jun 2016
  • Copy, Alter, Replay – Course Full
    Thursday 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    5 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016

Weekend Courses

  • SatARTday – Course Full
    Saturdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    7 May 2016 - 28 May 2016
  • Into the Woods -Course Full
    Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
  • Big Jug Saturdays – Course Full
    Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm
    21 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016
  • Introduction to Metalwork -Course Full
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30 - 4:30pm
    28 May 2016
  • Visual Remixing
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    4 Jun 2016
  • Contemporary Metal Sculpture – Course Full
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    11 Jun 2016

Evening Courses

Clay Portraiture – Course Full
Clay Portraiture – Course Full
Tuesdays 19 Apr 2016 - 21 Jun 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
9 Sessions
£190

Tutor: Duncan Robertson

Working with a life model this course will introduce clay modelling techniques and develop observational skills.

Over the 9 weeks participants will learn about:

– Handling clay and application methods
– Using modelling tools
– Understanding proportion and composition
– Preparing the head for firing

Please note there is no class on Tuesday 7 June.

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

All works to be fired remain at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop until they are dried and are then fired as a group.

Duncan Robertson studied at Edinburgh College of Art and went on to be awarded the King Edward VII scholarship to study in Munich. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, with residencies in Norway, Australia and Germany.

http://www.duncanrobertson.co.uk/

Course full
Introduction to Wood Carving – Course Full
Introduction to Wood Carving – Course Full
Mondays 2 May 2016 - 6 Jun 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
6 Sessions
£160

Tutor: Alex Lopez

This course will introduce the use of hand tools and techniques required for carving lime wood. The course will introduce participants to:

– Historical and contemporary examples of wood carving

– Hand tools and accessories used for wood carving including advice on sharpening, maintenance and health and safety

– Colouring, staining and sealing of wood

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

Alex Lopex graduated from the School of Fine Art, Neuquen, Argentina and has a degree in Art History from the University of Edinburgh. He has worked with Jorge Michelotti and has exhibited widely in Argentina, Portugal, Greece and Scotland and made several public art commissions.

http://sculpted-art.com/

Course full
Ceramic Sculpture – Course Full
Ceramic Sculpture – Course Full
Wednesdays 4 May 2016 - 8 Jun 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5 Sessions
£185

Tutor: Charlotte Barker

This five week course explores the versatility of clay.  Participants will learn to:

– Make geometric forms from pinch pots
– Coil-build
– Slab-build
– Slip-decorating techniques such as marbling/scraffito/slip trailing
– Mix glaze colours and use wax resist

Please note there is no class on Wednesday 1 June.

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for four half days (untutored).

All works to be fired remain at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop until they are dried and are then fired as a group.

Charlotte Barker is a sculptor mostly making large-scale work in clay. She is interested in the painterly properties of the ceramic surface and playing with the viewer’s perception of material qualities.  She enjoys experimenting with the ceramic surface, pouring glaze, breaking work and collaging it back together in the kiln.

She recently completed a Masters in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art in London and has been working with clay for over ten years. She teaches alongside her studio practice.

http://www.charlottebarker.co.uk/

2.5D – Course Full
2.5D – Course Full
Wednesdays 4 May 2016 - 1 Jun 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5 Sessions
£145

Tutor: Fraser Gray

Moving between 2 and 3 dimensions participants will experiment with painting and sculptural techniques. Through the course participants will learn:

– Techniques to cut, form and manipulate 2D plastics into new 3D forms
– How to turn pre-existing imagery into large-scale freestanding artworks with cardboard and   wood
– Use of artist quality spray-paints.
– How to design and create complex paint masks with the use of digital software and vinyl cutters

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

Fraser Gray works across multiple media, specialising in the production of site-specific murals and painted installations, producing large scale public art works internationally. He also has over 10 years experience working as an art educator.

Fraser received an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 and a BA in Fine Art (First Class Hons) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2008.

http://www.frasergray.com/

Course full
Copy, Alter, Replay – Course Full
Copy, Alter, Replay – Course Full
Thursday 5 May 2016 - 2 Jun 2016
6:00pm - 8:30pm
5 Sessions
£165

Tutor: Jack Cheetham

This course introduces mould-making and casting techniques using a selection of objects.

Over the five weeks participants will learn:

– Fundamental techniques & principles of studio mould-making & casting
– To mix and pour plaster
– To make silicone moulds
– To cast small objects in pewter
– Opportunity to experiment with a range of materials

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

All works to be fired remain at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop until they are dried and are then fired as a group.

Jack Cheetham’s practice predominantly explores why people hold importance to specific places and things through paraphernalia associated with certain lifestyles. These associations unfold through the playfulness of seductive aspects of certain materials, processes and techniques.

Jack graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2014. Previous exhibitions include; Treat Yo Self, Bloc Projects Sheffield 2015; Dear Green, ZK/U Berlin 2014, Bezalel Desert Residency Exhibition, Israel 2014; How Many Shades Would an Artist Pack for Holidays? Space Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia 2013; Trophy (solo), Horatio Junior, London 2013. Chris (solo), Horatio Junior, London 2014.

http://www.jcheetham.com/

Weekend Courses

SatARTday – Course Full
SatARTday – Course Full
Saturdays 7 May 2016 - 28 May 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
4 Sessions
£40

Tutor: Brodie Sim

Each week we will experiment with different materials and learn techniques for:

– Casting
– Printmaking
– Drawing
– Painting

Be prepared to get messy and have fun!

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Brodie Sim lives and works in Edinburgh. She graduated with a BA Hons in Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, and is passionate about art education and inspiring young minds. She works across a range of different media, including print-making, photography, writing, and casting.

http://www.brodiesim.com/

 

To book please call us on 0131 551 4490 or email admin@edinburghsculpture.org for further information.

Course full
Into the Woods -Course Full
Into the Woods -Course Full
Saturday & Sunday 21 May 2016 - 22 May 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Hours
£150

Tutor: Sam Stead

An intensive introduction to the possibilities of working with different woods. Participants will learn methods to:

– Cut with the bandsaw and jigsaw
– Construct wooden shapes to make sculptural forms
– Play and experiment with shape, structure and surface

Number of places: 5

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

Sam Stead is an artist based in Glasgow and works with a variety of materials but particularly enjoys working with wood. Sam graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2006 and worked as a Technician and Workshop Manager at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop until 2015.

Course full
Big Jug Saturdays – Course Full
Big Jug Saturdays – Course Full
Saturdays 21 May 2016 - 11 Jun 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Hours
£160

Tutor: Charlotte Baker

This two day course will introduce coil building techniques to make a large jug or vase in the form of a head. Through the course participants will learn to:

– Coil-build a vessel
– Pull handles
– Sculpt facial features in clay
– Glaze and paint the ceramic canvas with a full-colour tonal palette
– Leave with a fired glazed useable head jug.

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

Charlotte Barker is a sculptor mostly making large-scale work in clay. She is interested in the painterly properties of the ceramic surface and playing with the viewer’s perception of material qualities.  She enjoys experimenting with the ceramic surface, pouring glaze, breaking work and collaging it back together in the kiln.

She recently completed a Masters in Ceramics from the Royal College of Art in London and has been working with clay for over ten years. She teaches alongside her studio practice.

http://www.charlottebarker.co.uk/

Course full
Introduction to Metalwork -Course Full
Introduction to Metalwork -Course Full
Saturday 28 May 2016
10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30 - 4:30pm
3 Hours
£70

Tutor: Johannes Sailer

A basic introduction to the techniques needed to make a sculptural object in steel: cutting, bending, welding and joining metal. Participants will learn how to use the following equipment:

– MIG welder
– Plasma cutter
– Forge
– Cold saw
– Grinders

The course will be a combination of demonstrations and practical work.

Number of places: 6

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for one half days (untutored)

Johannes Sailer received an MFA in Sculpture from ECA in 2008. He has a Craftsmen Masters in Metal Fabrication from Innsbruck, Austria. He has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, his practice encompasses sculpture, installation, performance and fabrication both artistic and commercial. He has worked as a Technician at ESW from 2013.

http://johannessailer.com/en/

Course full
Visual Remixing
Visual Remixing
Saturday 4 Jun 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
5 Hours
£80

Tutor: Tommy Perman

Starting with your own photos of architecture you will learn how to isolate interesting shapes by combining new software techniques with traditional drawing. Over the course of the day participants will learn:

– New methods of image making and composition
– How to easily turn flat drawings into 3D software models that you can use to create unexpected perspectives
– Create a suite of 2D prints on paper using digital printing, computer controlled plotters and some simple printmaking techniques

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored).

Tommy Perman is an artist, designer and musician who works in a variety of media including visual art, performance, sound and music. He graduated from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2002. Tommy is particularly interested in combining new digital technologies with traditional techniques and materials and works on solo and collaborative projects. His work has been shown at a number of major art institutions including the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and the CCA, Glasgow and in major art festivals such as the Glasgow International, Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Art Festival. Concrete Antenna a collaborative site specific sound installation by Tommy, Rob St John and Professor Simon Kirby is currently on at ESW.

http://www.surfacepressure.net/

Contemporary Metal Sculpture – Course Full
Contemporary Metal Sculpture – Course Full
Saturday 11 Jun 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
5 Hours
£150

Tutor: Johannes Sailer

This course is designed to build on the processes covered in the introduction to metal work. The course will:

– Develop skills in welding, cutting and bending metal
– Encourage experimentation with sheet steel, found metal and workshop off-cuts.

Number of places: 5

Prior experience required: 

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and a Day Session Voucher for two half days (untutored)

Johannes Sailer received an MFA in Sculpture from ECA in 2008. He has a Craftsmen Masters in Metal Fabrication from Innsbruck, Austria. He has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe, his practice encompasses sculpture, installation, performance and fabrication both artistic and commercial. He has worked as a Technician at ESW from 2013.

http://johannessailer.com/en/

Course full

Day Session Vouchers are given to all students enrolled on courses of one day or longer, included in the course price. They offer untutored access to using Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s facilities outside of course times. At the start of the course, students will receive a Day Session Voucher from the tutor.

Day Sessions should always be booked in advance through Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Reception or Office, by phoning 0131 551 4490.

(Please note that Day Session Vouchers do not cover use of Metal Working equipment such as the MIG welder, plasma cutter or oxy-acetylene equipment, or kiln firings, for which additional charges apply.)

BOOKING

To reserve your place on a course, e-mail admin@edinburghsculpture.org or phone 0131 551 4490 with details of the course you would like to attend.

DISCOUNTS

10% discount: seniors, students, unemployed and benefits claimants

15% discount: Professional and Ordinary members of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

PAYMENT METHODS

Payment can be made by debit or credit card over the phone or in person, or by cash in person.

Cheques are no longer accepted.

PAYMENT

Payment in full is required to confirm your place, and should be made at least 2 full weeks before the course starts, to allow time to order materials for that course.

CANCELLATIONS

If Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop cancels a course for any reason, a full refund will be given.

A refund will be issued if we receive notice of cancellation of a course booking at least 7 days prior to the course start date. Please note in this case there is a cancellation fee of 10% retained by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

No refunds will be issued if a booking is cancelled after 7 days however in the event that we are able to fill your place, we will issue a refund less the 10% cancellation charge.

For More information Download the Cancellation Policy Here

CONDITIONS

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s courses are for adults aged 16 and over.

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop reserves the right to change any aspect of the advertised courses.

All course prices include VAT at the current rate.

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