Make a sculputre in metal and learn skills required, from developing the concept to finishing the surface. Begin with research sketches as you explore ideas and make a model. Then choose the appropriate metal from copper, steel or aluminium and learn metalworking techniques as well as colouring and finishing.
You will use metal to make a sculpture for the garden and learn how to use drawing as a research and design tool, make models/maquettes, and to understand and select the appropriate metals and develop creativity. Techniques covered include spot welding, mig welding, cutting, drilling, riveting, forming, raising, colouring and finishing. Copper, steel and aluminium are used.
You will start by experimenting with the equipment and metal then, when you have gained confidence, you will develop and explore your own ideas and designs before going on to making.
There are group demonstrations of techniques given at appropriate points, and specific techniques are demonstrated to either smaller groups or individuals as appropriate. Individual tuition and advice is given throughout. There is a group review at the midway point and the conclusion of the project.
There will be an introduction to the project, group discussion to find out your aspirations for the course and to look at samples and discuss possibilities of techniques and materials.
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, 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)