This 2-week course will introduce common methods used in the construction of cast, modelled, and constructed sculpture.
Who should take the Introduction to Sculpture short course?
- Anyone with an interest in sculpture, installation, performance, and looking to work with both experimental and traditional techniques.
- Beginners and improvers looking to gain an understanding of mould-making and casting.
- Students looking to develop their fine art portfolio in order to apply for study at foundation or degree level.
- Those wanting to experience a dynamic studio culture and take part in group discussion of artworks.
- Those who have previously taken Portraiture: A New Perspective short course who wish to translate their techniques into 3D.
- This course is also suitable for anyone looking to combine 2D elements with 3D sculpture, installation, or performance.
- Those who are planning on taking Casting from Life and Artefactsand would like to apply these techniques to larger installations, and/or produce a fine art portfolio from their works.
This course includes:
- Practical workshops
- Wax, alginate, plaster, clay, and cement carving, modelling, and casting
- Free-form mixed media sculpting techniques (including metal), mass-building, and fixing techniques
- Basic woodworking and tool inductions
- Advice on performing with materials, documenting performances, and personalised consultation for realising sculpture/performance projects (logistical and theoretical)
- Individual tutorials
- Group discussions and culminating group critique
- Portfolio consultation for Fine Art applications as well as advice on documentation of sculpture/performance works
- UCL Art Gallery visit (+ special collections)
- A visit to the new UCL Donor Wall sculpture and introduction to bronze casting logistics (Note: bronze casting does not take place on this course)