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The opportunity to explore the various techniques and materials used in this subject is the strength of our programme in sculpture.

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Topics and techniques covered include: automata, puppetry, clock making, carving in stone, carving in wood, kite making, modelling the figure, sculpting the head, wax modelling, mould making & casting, bronze casting, wire sculptures, figurative animal sculpture, papier-mâché, taxidermy, textiles and willow sculpture.

Tutors include (click on their names for more information): Jon Edgar, Ian Edwards, David Farrer, Paula Haughney, Simon Keeley, Robert Race, Jo Sweeting, Andrew Brown, Rose Robson, Sally Freshwater, Jonathan Gildersleeves andAndy Singleton.

Workshops and equipment

Courses are either held in the Stone room, the Pottery or the Main Workshop on the ground floor of the College. They are well equipped with modelling stands and work benches. Metalworking courses take place in the Forge, further courses take place in the Sculpture Courtyard near the Forge.

How to find us


West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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