Sculpture Courses

Autumn Term Courses Programme

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

 

Evening Courses

  • Clay Portraiture, Duncan Robertson
    Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    4 Oct 2016 - 29 Nov 2016
  • Wood Carving, Kevin Dagg
    Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    12 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
  • Ceramic Sculpture, Charlotte Barker
    Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    18 Oct 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
  • Advanced Ceramics, Charlotte Barker
    Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    19 Oct 2016 - 23 Nov 2016
  • Copy, Alter, Replay, Jack Cheetham
    Thursday 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    20 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016

Weekend Courses

  • Contemporary Metal Sculpture, Johannes Sailer
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    22 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
  • Voice is the Original Instrument, Voice Masterclass with Hanna Tuulikki
    Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    28 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
  • Mud Club, Jack Cheetham
    Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    5 Nov 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
  • Wire Armature, Duncan Robertson
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    12 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
  • Introduction to Metal Work, Johannes Sailer
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    12 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016

Weekday Courses

  • School of Sideways Sculpture, Tom Nolan
    Friday Daytime 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    7 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016

SatARTday Children's Workshops

  • SatARTday, Selfie Stick Together, Sophie Orton
    Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    8 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
  • SatARTday – Stop. Frame. Animate. Morwenna Kearsley
    Saturdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    5 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016

Evening Courses

Clay Portraiture, Duncan Robertson
Clay Portraiture, Duncan Robertson
Tuesday 4 Oct 2016 - 29 Nov 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
9 weeks / 22.5 Hours
£195

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

Over the 9 weeks participants will learn to:

– Handle clay and application methods
– Use modelling tools
– Understand proportion and composition
– Prepare a finished clay head with the option of firing

 

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 12 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.

 

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/

Photos by Leslie Jones.

 

Wood Carving, Kevin Dagg
Wood Carving, Kevin Dagg
Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
8 Weeks / 20 hours
£185

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 12 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.

 

Kevin Dagg has participated in numerous exhibitions and residencies both in the UK and abroad. He has won several awards for his sculptures including an award from the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. Recently he had a solo exhibition at the Shetland Museum and in 2013 his figurative woodcarving was selected for the 7th Figurative Painting and Sculpture competition organised by Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona. He currently lives in Edinburgh and lectures part-time at Edinburgh College of Art. http://kevindagg.com/

Ceramic Sculpture, Charlotte Barker
Ceramic Sculpture, Charlotte Barker
Tuesday 18 Oct 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5 Weeks / 12.5 Hours
£190

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

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

 

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 12 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.

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

Please note there is no class on Tuesday 15 November.

 

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.

Charlotte 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/.

Photos by Leslie Jones.

Advanced Ceramics, Charlotte Barker
Advanced Ceramics, Charlotte Barker
Wednesday 19 Oct 2016 - 23 Nov 2016
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5 Weeks / 12.5 Hours
£200

Advanced Ceramic Sculpture is a hand-building course with an emphasis on glazing. Through the course participants will learn to:

– Experiment with oxides and glazing materials
– Produce images in the glaze surface using transfer printing techniques
– Make large-scale ceramic pieces with Paperclay.

This is an ideal course for those with some experience in ceramics who wish to further develop their skills and understanding.

 

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: Some experience in ceramics required

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 12 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course

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

Please note there is no class on Wednesday 16 November

 

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.

Charlotte 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 developing her studio practice. http://www.charlottebarker.co.uk/

Photos by Charlotte Barker.

 

Copy, Alter, Replay, Jack Cheetham
Copy, Alter, Replay, Jack Cheetham
Thursday 20 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
6:00pm - 8:30pm
5 Weeks / 12.5 Hours
£170

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 use coloured pigments to tint plaster and wax
– To make silicone moulds
– To cast small objects in pewter

 

 Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 12 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.

 

Jack Cheetham predominantly explores why people attach 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.

Photos by Megan Graham and Jack Cheetham.

 

Weekend Courses

Contemporary Metal Sculpture, Johannes Sailer
Contemporary Metal Sculpture, Johannes Sailer
Saturday 22 Oct 2016 - 22 Oct 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
5 Hours
£150

This course is designed to build on the processes covered in the Introduction to Metal Work.

The course will:

– Develop skills in cutting, bending and welding metal
– Encourage experimentation with sheet steel and found metal

 

Number of places: 5

Prior experience required: Some experience in metal work required

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 8 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the Autumn Term.

 

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 worked as a Technician at ESW from 2013-2015 and has set up his own company J.Sailer Fabrications http://johannessailer.com/en/

Photos by Leslie Jones.

Voice is the Original Instrument, Voice Masterclass with Hanna Tuulikki
Voice is the Original Instrument, Voice Masterclass with Hanna Tuulikki
Friday & Saturday 28 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Hours
£150

For this two-day exploratory workshop, Hanna Tuulikki will introduce participants to aspects of her vocal practice, taking in elements of her recent scores. She will share her unique approach and guide the class through explorations of:

– wordless song
– extended vocal expression and improvisation
– listening meditation
– breath work and toning vowels
– ensemble exercises
– visual notation

Each session will begin with an hour of yoga lead by an invited teacher, preparing the body for the practice of deep listening and singing. (This part of the class is not compulsory).

Photos by Simon Groom and Daniel Warren.

 

Hanna Tuulikki is an artist, composer and performer, specialising in working with the voice to create immersive spaces, unearthing and re-imagining resonant lore of places. Her practice encompasses vocal composition, gestural choreography, innovative visual-scores, site-specific performance, sound and film installation, pen-and-ink drawing, and interactive new media. Projects include Away with the Birds, a composition for female vocal ensemble, investigating mimesis of birds in Gaelic song; SING SIGN, a wordless voice-gesture suite for male-female duo, exploring body-in-communication in relation to gender and city; and Women of the Hill, a song-cycle for female trio, responding to archaeology and topography of an Iron-age site www.hannatuulikki.org

Mud Club, Jack Cheetham
Mud Club, Jack Cheetham
Saturday & Sunday 5 Nov 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Hours
£150

This exciting weekend workshop experiments with modelling and forming using various types of clay. Over the two days participants will:

–  Learn to hand-build sculptural forms
–  Take risks and challenge traditional approaches to clay materials and ceramic techniques
–  Use a variety of prefabricated plaster moulds to form basic shapes to then manipulate and incorporate into your process
– Experiment by mixing clays and by mixing casting slips
–  Take inspiration from the California Clay Movement that emerged in the 1950’s in America

 

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 8 hours of self-directed learning to be used over Autumn Term.

 

Jack Cheetham predominantly explores why people attach 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. He also studied Fine Art in London, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem. Previous exhibitions include Bradley xx, Glasgow International/Crownpoint Studios Glasgow 2016; Lair, VoidoidARCHIVE, Glasgow 2016; Treat Yo Self, Bloc Projects Sheffield 2015; Dear Green, ZK/U Berlin 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.

Photos by Jack Cheetham.

Wire Armature, Duncan Robertson
Wire Armature, Duncan Robertson
Saturday 12 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm
5 Hours
£85

This one-day technical course will introduce the fundamental principles of modelling a figure sculpture in clay. Participants will:

– Build a wire armature to support a clay figure of approximately 35cm high
– Work from previous images or from their imagination
– Learn about clay application and texture
– Be advised on finishing and casting

This course is ideal for who want to build upon previous experience of portrait or clay figure work but is also suitable for beginners.

 

Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 4 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the Autumn term.

 

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/

 

Photo by Duncan Robertson.

Introduction to Metal Work, Johannes Sailer
Introduction to Metal Work, Johannes Sailer
Saturday 12 Nov 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
3 Hours
£70

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
– Gas forge
– Cold saw
– Grinders
– Pillar drills

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 4 hours self-directed learning to be used over the Autumn Term.

 

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

Photos by Leslie Jones

 

Weekday Courses

School of Sideways Sculpture, Tom Nolan
School of Sideways Sculpture, Tom Nolan
Friday Daytime 7 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
1:00pm - 4:00pm
10 Weeks / 30 Hours
£185

The first five weeks of the School of Sideways Sculpture concentrate on developing playful and lateral approaches to materials through a series of tutor-led workshops. Each workshop will introduce different sculptural strategies for making:

– Balance and Tension
– Addition and Subtraction
– Copying and Distortion

The workshops will encourage discussion and experimentation through materials such as clay, paper, fabric and found objects, alongside developing uses of photography and drawing as tools.

The second half of the course allows participants allotted studio time to develop work in a direction suitable for their own interests and aspirations with the guidance of the tutor in a peer-learning environment.

 

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 15 hours of self-directed learning to be used on Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm during the second half of the course.

 

Tom Nolan’s practice spans making, writing and curation, with a particular interest in models for collaborative working. He was a co-founder of Rhubaba, an artist-run gallery and studios in Edinburgh. Recent projects include commissioned texts and performances for Edinburgh Artist Moving Image Festival (2015) and Edinburgh Art Festival (2013). Recent exhibitions have included Pears, Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem; TOMTOM, Model Gallery, Liverpool; RAUM UND?ODER ORT, Gallery Basement, Vienna; Subject to Alignment, Rhubaba, Edinburgh, Cut/Paste, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh and New Contemporaries, RSA, Edinburgh.

SatARTday Children's Workshops

SatARTday, Selfie Stick Together, Sophie Orton
SatARTday, Selfie Stick Together, Sophie Orton
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
4 Weeks / 8 Hours
£40

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS
Ages 9 – 12

For the four week block the group will work together to create a large shareable wearable sculpture inspired by peep-through photo boards that you stick your head through. We will design individual abstract backdrops out of cardboard, paints and other materials. These will then be stuck together to build a large creature with multiple heads and arms. The arms will be free to hold selfie-sticks to capture funny images of “fuzzy Usies”.

 

In the workshops we will look at how colour and shape was used in Cubism, Dada and Pop Art to create weird and wonderful abstracted forms.

– Making Sculptures to wear
– Painting
– Drawing
– Learning about abstraction through the use of colour and shape
– Using cardboard, paint and sticking materials
– Looking at sculpture worn as costume in art history
– Use an online forum (Pinterest/ Instagram) as a weekly photographic diary

 

Sophie Orton is an artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated with a BA (Hons) Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art and has a diploma in Education from Moray House. She now creates sculptures and performances with her sisters and they exhibit under the name Ortonandon. Since graduating, Sophie has led art workshops for all different ages and loves the process of making with others. She can’t wait to get experimenting and sculpting with you! www.ortonandon.com

 

SatARTday – Stop. Frame. Animate. Morwenna Kearsley
SatARTday – Stop. Frame. Animate. Morwenna Kearsley
Saturdays 5 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
4 Weeks / 8 Hours
£40

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS
Ages 9 – 12.

Each week we will explore different processes such as photography, collage, modelling and stop-frame animation with materials like; cardboard, plasticine and paper to create our own animations. Through the course you will learn:

– Techniques for creating characters for your animation and how to write simple scripts
– About camera angles and how to use creative lighting techniques to photograph characters
– To create your own set from materials such as cardboard and found imagery
– To photograph your short stop-frame animation films (30 secs – 1min) using smartphones or small digital cameras and iMovie
– To make your own film poster using cut out techniques

 

Morwenna Kearsley is a visual artist, based in Glasgow. Her practice is rooted in the studio, working with the physical and psychological issues around performance and voice through photography, moving image and text. In 2013, she was awarded a Leverhulme Scholarship for Fine Art in order to complete the Master of Fine Art course at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2015. International residencies include 2012 AiR Artist in Residence at Fondazione Fotografia in Modena, Italy and 2013 Vis-à-Vis Artist in Residence with Limiti Inchuisi gallery in Oratino, Italy.

 

 

 

DISCOUNTS

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

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

PAYMENT METHODS

ESW offers a new opportunity for anyone interested in developing skills and techniques within certain material processes, working one to one with tutors or in very small groups.  For stone carving, metal work or wood work training please email admin@edinburghsculpture.org

Bookings are on request and tutors will need at least three weeks’ notice.

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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