Times: 6.30 – 9.00pm
Experience Level: All Levels / Intermediate
The purpose of this course is to give students the opportunity to explore form, materials and processes as a means of sculptural expression. Throughout the class the tutor supports each student individually to develop their own approach, exploring a wide range of materials and techniques or focusing on a particular area of interest.
For students unsure about which materials, processes and ideas to explore, there are a number of structured exercises working from the life model enabling students to explore different materials and processes. The emphasis of these exercises is to create sculpture using a life model as reference, rather than doing a technical study of a model.
The course aims to teach students to use the human form to express emotion, energy or character powerfully, and question what the human form/body means to them. This in turn leads to a more developed understanding of how to use composition of form to express feeling, and to understand the subtlety needed when choosing the appropriate forms, textures, materials and processes to best express their sculptural ideas. All of these aspects will equally be covered as structural/compositional principles to suit their needs should the student not wish to use the model as reference.