Sculpture Courses

Summer 2017 Courses Programme

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

 

Evening Courses

  • Clay Time – Kjersti Sletteland
    Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    9 May 2017 - 13 Jun 2017
  • Clay Portraiture – Duncan Robertson
    Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    9 May 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
  • Ceramic Surface Printing – Mella Shaw
    Wednesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    10 May 2017 - 31 May 2017

Weekend Courses

  • Introduction to Metal Work – Joe Etchell – DAY COURSE FULL
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    20 May 2017 - 20 May 2017
  • Shape it, Make it, Move it! – Kjersti Sletteland
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
    20 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
  • SatARTday Welcome to My World – Lilian Ptáček
    Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    3 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
  • SatARTday Plus – Sally Hackett
    Saturday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    3 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
  • Sculptural Furniture Weekend – Robin Burns
    Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
  • Introduction to Metal Work – Joe Etchell
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm or 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    8 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
  • Introduction to Parametric Design – with MAKLAB
    Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30pm or 1:30pm - 4:00pm
    8 Jul 2017

Weekday Courses

  • School of Sideways Sculpture, Unit of Disbelief – Jack Cheetham
    Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    28 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

Short Courses

  • Stone Carving – Alex Lopez
    Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    3 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
  • Arc Force – Joe Etchell
    Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    21 Jun 2017
  • How to make a Plinth – Ryan Curtis
    Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    22 Jun 2017
  • Nuts and Bolts – Joe Etchell
    Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    28 Jun 2017
  • Flat Packed Sculpture – Ryan Curtis
    Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm
    29 Jun 2017

Evening Courses

Clay Time – Kjersti Sletteland
Clay Time – Kjersti Sletteland
Tuesday 9 May 2017 - 13 Jun 2017
6:30pm - 9:00pm
5 Weeks *1 week Gap
£185

Clay Time will explore the different characteristics and qualities of clay.  Over the course participants will:

– Examine clays own specific properties
– Experiment with various forms of clay from dark grogged to fine porcelain
– Take risks and challenge traditional approaches to clay materials and ceramic techniques
– Try out different approaches to working with clay some slow focused pieces alongside a more intuitive and playful approach


Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 10.5 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.

* Please note there is a 1 week gap and no class on Tuesday 6 June. 


Kjersti Sletteland received an MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art and BA (hons) in Ceramics from the University of Wolverhampton. She has exhibited widely in the UK, Norway, Greece and Japan with ceramic works and sculpture of various materials. She has run art courses for several years, Adult education classes at ESW and in schools http://www.kjerstisletteland.com/

Clay Portraiture – Duncan Robertson
Clay Portraiture – Duncan Robertson
Tuesday 9 May 2017 - 4 Jul 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/

Ceramic Surface Printing – Mella Shaw
Ceramic Surface Printing – Mella Shaw
Wednesday 10 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
6:30pm - 9:00pm
4 Weeks / 10 hours
£165

This new course guides participants through a specific technique for printing with coloured slips exploring the vast potential of ceramic decoration.

Participants will learn to:

– decorate their own slabs of clay
– mix their own slips
– experiment with mark-making and painterly surfaces
– hand-build ceramic sculptures

The pieces will be fired with the option of glazing at the end of the course.


Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 10.5 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.


Mella Shaw is an artist/maker using clay for her sculptural and installation work. With a background in Anthropology and documentary making Mella came to ceramics as a second career. Since graduating with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art, London in 2013, Mella has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with Solo shows in London and Stockholm.  Residencies include at the University of the Creative Arts – Farnham, Konstfack Institute – Stockholm and most recently at Time and Tide Museum – Great Yarmouth. In 2015 Mella was one of select group of artists chosen to represent the best of british making at the British Ceramics Biennial ‘AWARD’ exhibition, in Stoke-on-Trent http://www.mellashaw.co.uk/

Weekend Courses

Introduction to Metal Work – Joe Etchell – DAY COURSE FULL
Introduction to Metal Work – Joe Etchell – DAY COURSE FULL
Saturday 20 May 2017 - 20 May 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 to 2014 and has shown works across Scotland and the UK.

Course full
Shape it, Make it, Move it! – Kjersti Sletteland
Shape it, Make it, Move it! – Kjersti Sletteland
Saturday 20 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm
6 Hours
£65

Based on the collaborative process of the artists Tone Boska and Kjersti Sletteland in their project Biosenario, this workshop will encourage participants to create collaborative ceramic sculptures. Sculptural objects begun by participants are then passed amongst the group to be added to, altered and reconstructed by their peers as a way of exploring how creative ideas develop through collaboration.


Number of places: 8

Prior experience required: none

Included in the course price: materials, use of tools and 3.5 hours of self-directed learning to be used over the duration of the course.


Kjersti Sletteland received an MFA in Sculpture from Edinburgh College of Art and BA (hons) in Ceramics from the University of Wolverhampton. She has exhibited widely in the UK, Norway, Greece and Japan with ceramic works and sculpture of various materials. She has run art courses for several years, Adult education classes at ESW and in schools http://www.biosenario.com/

SatARTday Welcome to My World – Lilian Ptáček
SatARTday Welcome to My World – Lilian Ptáček
Saturday 3 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
8 Hours
£40

Suitable for ages 9 – 12

Over these four workshops we will create banners and flags to tell stories about who we are.  Imagine if an alien visitor landed on your doorstep, how would you tell them who you are and where you come from?  Using drawing and collage we will invent imaginary aliens and then create banners and flags that communicate stories of our lives to them.

In these workshops you will learn:

– Drawing
– Collage
– Screenprint
– How to make banner and flag


Lilian Ptáček is a visual artist currently working in Glasgow, where she graduated from The Glasgow School of Art. Her practice primarily consists of prints and sculptures that form collages, either across the image plane or within the dynamics of an installation. Lilian recently undertook a residency at The Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, New York where she was preparing for an exhibition at Espacio Urg3l Madrid and she is also a co-founder of artist collective Bart Waltz.   www.lilianptacek.com


Free bursary places available – call 0131 551 4490 to find out more.

 

SatARTday Plus – Sally Hackett
SatARTday Plus – Sally Hackett
Saturday 3 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
6 Hours
£30

Suitable for ages 12 – 15

Become a king, queen, celebrity, leader or icon in these clay workshops led by artist Sally Hackett. Through these workshops you will make commemorative ceramics that represent you as a significant and influential figure.

In these workshops you will learn  to:

– hand build with clay
– mould shapes and forms
– glaze ceramics

 

 

Sally Hackett lives and works in Glasgow, graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design with first class honours in 2012.  She has recently undertaken residencies at Hospitalfield (2015) CCA Creative Lab, Glasgow (2016) and Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow (2016). Sally has collaborated with a wide range of organisations such as GOMA, Project Ability and Glasgow Museum Services. Solo shows have included Naked Since 1480, the Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (2014); and Fun Just Wants to Have Girls, Summerhall, Edinburgh (2014). She was recently commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, creating The Fountain of Youth, Museum of Edinburgh (2016)

www.sallyhackett.co.uk


Free bursary places available – call to find out more.

Sculptural Furniture Weekend – Robin Burns
Sculptural Furniture Weekend – Robin Burns
Saturday & Sunday 1 Jul 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
10 Hours
£165

This weekend course will introduce basic woodworking skills for designing and making prototypes of sculptural furniture. Through the course participants will learn:

  • Joinery and tooling techniques
  • To cut with the bandsaw and jigsaw
  • Use hand tools

The course will produce experimental and conceptual prototypes of furniture that can pave the way for future project.


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.


Robin Burns is a freelance furniture designer and maker. A graduate of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, he has a background in product design and architecture.  His designs have an emphasis on materiality, user interaction, and permanence.  Robin is based between Edinburgh and Copenhagen and also currently studies a Masters in Sustainable Design.

http://pineovercoat.co.uk/

Introduction to Metal Work – Joe Etchell
Introduction to Metal Work – Joe Etchell
Saturday 8 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 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 to 2014 and has shown works across Scotland and the UK.

Introduction to Parametric Design – with MAKLAB
Introduction to Parametric Design – with MAKLAB
Saturday 8 Jul 2017
10:00 am - 12:30pm or 1:30pm - 4:00pm
2.5 Hours
£30

Get started with 3D modelling in this beginners intro to the parametric modelling tools in Fusion 360. Parametric Modelling is a computer 3D modelling technique that allows you to generate free form shapes by creating a set of parameters or rules that inform the final shape of the 3D model. Once you’ve created your parametric template, you can then modify the shape at will by simply altering the data or parameters of the 3D model.


 

Please note

*Participants will be required to bring their own laptops with a free downloaded copy of Fusion 360 available at http://www.autodesk.com/products/fusion-360/free-trial.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to order a 3D print of their finished model at the cost of £10 per standard size model.

Weekday Courses

School of Sideways Sculpture, Unit of Disbelief – Jack Cheetham
School of Sideways Sculpture, Unit of Disbelief – Jack Cheetham
Friday 28 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
10 Weeks / 30 Hours
£185

This term, School of Sideways Sculpture presents the Unit of Disbelief, led by artist Jack Cheetham. Centred on tradition, storytelling, identity, humour and fantasy this course will challenge perceptions and received ideas, taking experimental attitudes towards process and object making. The first five weeks of this course will focus on developing a new set of skills and fresh approaches using techniques of:

– mould making
– casting
– clay modelling
– ceramics
– collage

that participants can then take into the studio or ‘into the field’.

The second half of the course allows participants allotted studio time to develop work in a direction suitable for their own concerns, 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 17.5 hours of self-directed learning to be used on Friday mornings from 10am – 1pm during the second half 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.

Jack graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2014. He has also studied Fine Art in London, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem. He has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally. He makes work in a range of sculptural processes, including casting, modelling and installation, often combining materials to create assemblages. He currently also works as a Tutor and Sculpture/Ceramics Technician at Glasgow School of Art.

 

Short Courses

Stone Carving – Alex Lopez
Stone Carving – Alex Lopez
Wednesday 3 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
8 Hours
£120

OR

Wednesday 7 June – 28 June 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm
8 Hours / £120

 

NEW

Working in small groups with focused attention this skills course provides an introduction to tools and basic carving techniques used for working in limestone.


Number of places: 4

Prior experience required: None

Arc Force – Joe Etchell
Arc Force – Joe Etchell
Wednesday 21 Jun 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Plasma and MIG Welding

The course will demonstrate techniques in freeform cutting and the merging of sheet steel. Participants will be introduced to two key electrical arc based processes in the form of plasma cutting and MIG welding to produce a small sculpture from offcuts and scrap material provided by ESW.


Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None


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 to 2014 and has shown works across Scotland and the UK.

How to make a Plinth – Ryan Curtis
How to make a Plinth – Ryan Curtis
Thursday 22 Jun 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Table Saw, Chop Saw, and Nail Gun

Working with the Table Saw, Chop Saw and Nail Gun, participants will develop the skills to use these pieces of equipment in the Wood Workshop to accurately cut materials and use a selection of joining techniques to create small bespoke plinths.


Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None

Nuts and Bolts – Joe Etchell
Nuts and Bolts – Joe Etchell
Wednesday 28 Jun 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Cold Saw and Pillar Drill

Using a range of 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 abstract sculpture using just drilling and bolting methods.


Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None


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 to 2014 and has shown works across Scotland and the UK.

Flat Packed Sculpture – Ryan Curtis
Flat Packed Sculpture – Ryan Curtis
Thursday 29 Jun 2017
9:30am - 12:30pm
3 Hours
£75

Key Equipment: Bandsaw, Pillar Drill, and 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 the Bandsaw, Pillar Drill and Router in the Wood Workshop and allow for the creation of a small sculpture from sheet material.


Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None

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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