Sculpture Courses

Spring 2017 Courses Programme

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

 

Evening Courses

  • Wood Carving, Kevin Dagg – Course Full
    Monday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    20 Feb 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
  • Clay Portraiture, Duncan Robertson – Course Full
    Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    28 Feb 2017 - 25 Apr 2017

Weekend Courses

  • Copy, Alter, Replay, Jack Cheetham – Course Full
    Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    11 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
  • Introduction to Metal Work, Joe Etchell – Course Full
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    11 Mar 2017
  • Into the Woods, Sam Stead – Course Full
    Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    18 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017

Weekday Courses

  • School of Sideways Sculpture, Lauren Gault – Course Full
    Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    3 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017

Short Courses

  • The Box, Ryan Curtis – Course Full
    Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    7 Feb 2017
  • Nuts and Bolts, Joe Etchell – Course Full
    Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    11 Feb 2017
  • Flat Pack Sculpture, Ryan Curtis -Course Full
    Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    14 Feb 2017
  • Arc Force, Joe Etchell – Course Full
    Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    18 Feb 2017

Evening Courses

Wood Carving, Kevin Dagg – Course Full
Wood Carving, Kevin Dagg – Course Full
Monday 20 Feb 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
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 is physical, challenging and fun and 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 14 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/

Course full
Clay Portraiture, Duncan Robertson – Course Full
Clay Portraiture, Duncan Robertson – Course Full
Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 - 25 Apr 2017
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 14 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/

Course full

Weekend Courses

Copy, Alter, Replay, Jack Cheetham – Course Full
Copy, Alter, Replay, Jack Cheetham – Course Full
Saturday 11 Mar 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Hours
£165

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

Over the two days 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 14 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. www.jcheetham.com

Introduction to Metal Work, Joe Etchell – Course Full
Introduction to Metal Work, Joe Etchell – Course Full
Saturday 11 Mar 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
3 Hours
£75

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
– 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.

Joe Etchell is an Artist, Technician and Fabricator who is currently based at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Graduating with a First Class BA hons in Sculpture from ECA in 2012 He has been involved with numerous art institutions in Edinburgh and beyond. He served as a committee member and director of the Embassy Gallery from 2012-2014 and has shown works across Scotland and the UK.

Course full
Into the Woods, Sam Stead – Course Full
Into the Woods, Sam Stead – Course Full
Saturday & Sunday 18 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 hours
£165

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: 6

Prior experience required: None

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 7 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.

Sam Stead is an artist 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

Weekday Courses

School of Sideways Sculpture, Lauren Gault – Course Full
School of Sideways Sculpture, Lauren Gault – Course Full
Friday 3 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
10 Weeks / 30 Hours
£185

This term School of Sideways Sculpture will be led by artist Lauren Gault, who is interested in the qualities of materials and objects as a way of considering how our sensory understanding may function and have evolved. The first five weeks of the course will explore different approaches to making objects combining experimental processes, practical techniques and theory.

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. The last session will result in an end of school exhibition.

Number of places: 10

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: Materials, use of tools and 17.5 hours of self-directed learning to be used on Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm during the second half of the course.

Lauren Gault is interested in how matter and objects may be inhabited by a process, presence or environment. This approach acts as a way to understand how objects and materials can be communicative of intangible or impossible encounters, facilitated via the object/materials elastic relationship with time or geography.

She received her BA in Fine Art (First Class Hons) from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee. She currently lives and works in Glasgow, working in writing, performance and installation. www.laurengault.co.uk

Course full

Short Courses

The Box, Ryan Curtis – Course Full
The Box, Ryan Curtis – Course Full
Tuesday 7 Feb 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Table Saw, Nail Gun

This course will outline some key woodworking jointing techniques, creating mitred edges, butt joints and lap joints using a selection of hand tools and named user equipment.

Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None

Course full
Nuts and Bolts, Joe Etchell – Course Full
Nuts and Bolts, Joe Etchell – Course Full
Saturday 11 Feb 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Cold Saw and Pillar Drill

Using a range of mild steel round bar, plate and sheet materials, participants will be introduced to cutting and drilling techniques used in the production of a range of component parts. The course will also outline the use of cutting and tapping techniques towards production of a small 3D model using just drilling and bolting methods.

Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None

Course full
Flat Pack Sculpture, Ryan Curtis -Course Full
Flat Pack Sculpture, Ryan Curtis -Course Full
Tuesday 14 Feb 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Bandsaw, Router

Participants will learn how to create small scale sculptures which join together without using adhesives or fittings. Using cutting and slotting exercises this short course will introduce participants to key machines in the wood workshop and allow for the creation of a small sculpture from sheet material.

 Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None

Image Credit: MakeWorks

Course full
Arc Force, Joe Etchell – Course Full
Arc Force, Joe Etchell – Course Full
Saturday 18 Feb 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Plasma and MIG Welding

The course will demonstrate techniques in freeform cutting and merging sheet metal together. Participants will be introduced into two key electrical arc based processes in the form of plasma cutting and MIG welding to produce a small sculpture from scrap mild steel.

Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None

Course full

SHORT COURSES

ESW offers a new opportunity for anyone interested in developing skills and techniques within certain material processes. Small groups will be trained in the Wood or Metal Workshop; each session will be 3 hours and will be led by an ESW Technician. The course price also includes an additional 4 hours of self-directed learning (machinery costs and consumables must be paid for separately during self-directed time).

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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