An introduction to sculpture using various materials, techniques and processes inspired by a selection of fabrics looking at folds, creases textures, weaves etc.
You will begin by jotting down notes to describe the character of the selected fabric, then draw with pencil and fine liner to capture the character and anatomy of the fabrics to give a two-dimensional study.
Using observation, tools and techniques, you will then capture the character and anatomy of different fabrics looking at shape, structure, character and form. You will recreate what is before you in an exciting and dynamic three-dimensional outcome.
You will make three studies using three different materials. Clay, beeswax and plaster models will be made focusing on the techniques and processes associated with that specific material.
The tutor will be on hand throughout to guide, inform, demonstrate and support. The skills and knowledge gained is designed to support and inform future study and appreciation.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops until 9pm, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
With wide industrial experience including television, theatre, design and manufacturing, Vincent Gray MAcert MRSS, has worked alongside some notable names in the arts, engineering, military, and entertainment, both in the UK and Scandinavia. Vincent has taught in a variety of institutions in both the UK and Scandinavia as well as providing private tuition for all abilities.
Take the next step in your creative practice, with foundation level to Masters in Fine Art study.
Depending on your experience, start with an Online Foundation Certificate in Art and Design (one year, part-time), a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design made up of 10 short courses taken over two years (part-time) or a Diploma in Art and Contemporary Crafts (10 three-day study blocks, over two years). All will help you develop core skills, find direction in your practice and build an impressive portfolio in preparation for artist opportunities or higher-level study. See all degree and diploma courses.