On this course you will set your own learning goals and develop projects supported by a subject specialist tutor. You will learn about materials, processes, and how to develop ideas and bespoke pieces. Beginners will learn about a range of materials and processes in sculpture, including wood, wire, plaster, cement, clay, paper, papier mch and mixed media. Basic material and tools provided. Please note we are unable to accommodate stone carving, bronze casting or welding metal.
Beginner and Intermediate learners are welcome, but please be aware that this is a mixed Studio Practice class and some learners are working at a high level.
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. Teaching and Learning Methods In the first session the teacher will check your skills and your personal goals for the course and if on the first session, you find the course is not right for you, you will be advised on a more suitable course by the tutor in your class. The programme is taught through tutor demonstration, group discussions, sharing skills and knowledge within the group and most importantly through developing your own practice. We share skills and ideas in a friendly, safe and supportive atmosphere. This class is tailored to your individual needs. If you are new to the class, after an initial assessment you will be inducted and asked what you would like to make. Examples of finished work will be demonstrated. Through discussion and technical advice you will be supported to develop your ideas prior to embarking in your work. Returning students will continue ongoing personal projects, researching new techniques and processes and expand and further their practice. Resources used within each lesson are available electronically through OneDrive.
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 assess 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, gigs or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
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, gigs or 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 feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Qualification you will achieve
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.