Make surreal jungle flora and fauna to add to your garden or home. Using bold copper forms and bright aluminium, explore the sculptural elements of leaves, vines and flowers – you may choose the Mexican national flower, a lily, seen in the paintings of Frida Kahlo, or Henri Rousseau's humid jungle. This course is an excellent introduction to working with metal to make a vessel or sculpture for your garden. You will design your form using drawing as a research and design tool and make models/maquettes to develop your own individual forms.
During the course, you will work with a range of metals, and gain an understanding of their properties so you can make the appropriate selection for your own project. Copper, steel and aluminium will be used. Techniques covered include spot welding, cutting, drilling, riveting, forming, raising, colouring and finishing.
You will start by experimenting with the equipment and metal then, when you have gained confidence, you will develop your own ideas and designs that will be explored and made. 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.
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)