What I'll learn
The course offers a formal introduction to basic techniques, materials and processes of sculpting with clay.
These could include:
- press moulding
- slab building
- carving from clay
- beginner's level slip casting
- use of different types of clay
- the application of colour
You will develop spatial, proportional and visual awareness. This can include the exploration of methods to create compositions, accurate observation and evaluation of your work, drawing to test ideas for your sculpture in its early stages, measuring techniques, the construction of simple maquettes and the possibilities of the application of colour.
You will make a range of ceramic forms to take to the first firing stage.
Please note: Only relatively small pieces of clay sculptures are appropriate for this course.
How I'll learn
Teaching methods include:
- Formal instruction
- Individual tuition
- Practical demonstration
- Practical experience
Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.