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Metal Sculpture : Beginners (Spring)

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Subject Area

Art and design


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

Start date





23 Mar 2021
6 weeks

- Fees subject to change
- For international fees, discounts and payment options go to Fees Information section

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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Learn how to make a metal sculpture that you can take home in just six weeks!

This six-week course will introduce you to the basics of working with metal to make a series of small sculptural objects that you can take away.  

The course is suitable for beginners or those with some prior experience.

Learn the techniques required in making sculptural objects in steel:

  • cutting
  • bending
  • welding and joining small-scale metal 

Please bring ideas, inspiration and scrap metal.

Please note: Metal Sculpture will run during term time only, over six Tuesday evenings from 6pm–9pm.

Expand and progress your Metal Sculpture skills with enrolling on the next level: Sculpting with Metal, where you will be able to explore different techniques to work with metal and create your own artwork. 

What I'll learn

This course is an introductory course intended for those who have little or no previous experience of working with metal. 

Using examples of other artist’s work, a variety of approaches to working with metal will be explored. Lessons you will learn include:

  • how to work safely in the metal workshop
  • how to use some simple tools and techniques to cut, bend and roll steel sheet metal and rod
  • how to join metal by drilling, bolting, riveting and welding
  • a basic understanding of working with steel as a material for making sculptural works
  • experience in working in the workshop environment safely and productively


How I'll learn

Lessons will include some elements of formal, teacher-led instruction, practical demonstration and group work.


Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for beginners and therefore there are no formal entry requirements.

All necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.

Most of the materials are covered by the course fee, if participants would like to make larger pieces there might be an extra cost.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.