Discover Sculpture

Hosted by Alton Library, Alton


Friday 5 November 2021


From 1pm until 3pm


Free course (£20 for provided materials)


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Enter the world of tactile three-dimensional art and a walk-through experience focusing on understanding different types of sculpture, understanding the materials and techniques used and learning the language around sculpture as an art form

The course takes place over 6 consecutive Fridays.

Learning Goals

Recognise the tactile nature of this medium, its potential and restrictions through ‘hands on’ activity
Learn and apply the language used in sculpture from materials to technical processes to application.
Create your sculpture charts and records to use correct measurements for creating scaled models (Marquette)
Recognise some key fundamentals to creating a sculpture from beginning to end.
Identify the value of using mathematics in all elements of your work from compositional structures, geometry in defining shapes and ratios in understanding life size to actual model proportions.
Identify the need for an armature (sculpture support)
Identify how the repetitive movement and hand positioning helps lower anxiety
Describe how sensory nature of sculpture provides positive feedback to our brains

About the Course

This is a ‘hands on’ course, so the learner will have opportunity to create their own sculpture in oil-based clay.

In addition, whether its technical terminology or the mystique around the meaning or methodology used to describe the process of creating a sculpture, this course will fill in any knowledge gaps. From the new potential sculptor to those with more experience, the opportunity to fully engage with the tactile nature of the materials used, experiment in a friendly noncritical group and walk away with a better understanding of how to create and develop your art using clay.

We will use oil-based clay, which never dries, so the sculpture will not need to be fired or go through a drying process. This means that the sculpture will remain mouldable to the touch throughout and after the process.

Who is this course for: anyone interested in discovering sculpture as an art form and a way to keep your mind stimulated

Previous Knowledge or Experience: none required

How will I learn: observation and demonstration as well as practical work

How will I be assessed: observation and work product

What shall I bring: all materials provided, please bring a notebook and pen and an apron. Due to the cost of the materials, a contribution will be required. All working tools will be provided, and a board and armature will be provided where required.

Next Steps: Discover art- Discover creativity, place your work in an exhibition!

This course is aimed at Hampshire residents aged 19+ Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners.

Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

Covid-19 Information and Guidance

Face masks optional.  Hand Sanitiser provided.  Social distancing advised.