All levels welcome
You will learn how to use sculpture tools and about the properties of a variety of materials. You will be able to investigate a range of casting techniques, using wax, resin, plaster and rubber moulds. You will explore how to sculpt in various material including wood, wire, plaster, cement, clay, paper, papier mch and mixed media. You will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the sculptural process. The schedule for the year is as follows Sept- Oct Constructing with paper and wire The schedule for the year is as follows
Sep - Oct Modelling in clay and polymer clay
Nov - Dec Casting with 1 and 2 part moulds
Jan- Feb Constructing with paper and wire
Mar- April - Modelling abstract forms in clay
April - May Casting with 1 and 2 part moulds
June - July- Constructing with metal and wood
Teaching and Learning Methods
Beginners will follow a more structured programme whilst more experienced learners can work on their own projects if desired. Working at your own pace, you will be given feedback on your progress. At the end of the course the tutor will give you feedback on your progress and advise you on the next step. The programme is taught through tutor demonstration, group discussions, sharing skills and knowledge within the group and most importantly through developing your own practice. All resources and handouts are available electronically. There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions and websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one and group feedback throughout. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.