Sculpture with Barbara Ash
Part time course
About this Course:
The 10 week course is an introduction to Sculptural practice & will involve basic taster sessions, primarily: clay work, basic casting, construction & carving, to equip students with knowledge/skills for the fundamentals of 3d making processes. The hands-on sessions, with a well-equipped workshop, will look at artist’s works, exploring a range of possibilities of materials & ways of working for reference or inspiration.
There will be opportunity for students to develop their own pieces from skills learnt from previous sessions as they progress through the course. Students with previous experience will be able to develop their own independent self-directed study aside from the weekly projects if preferred. Tutorial input and support will enable exciting work to be developed
Students of all experience levels are welcome to join this course. This course does not lead to a formal qualification
What will they learn:
Students will gave the opportunity to learn a range of construction and reduction techniques. Students will also learn to discuss their work with the tutors and other members of the class
How will they learn:
Classroom activities: studio-based activities, classroom discussions.
Studio work will be produced weekly and will be discussed individually with the tutor.
Individual feedback will happen in class
Final pieces of work can be exhibited during an end of year show.
Students of all experience levels are welcome to join this course
What they need to bring to their first class:
Sketchbook & any ideas/reference material that you think useful to develop your own work
Any extra costs:
Extra costs may be incurred if students wish to construct large pieces, or use more costly materials. Costs can be negotiated with the tutor
About the Tutor
Barbara is an artist based in Bristol, and also, for the past few years, has had a practice part of the year in Bangalore, India. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art and was awarded a Henry Moore Fellowship, based for one year at Canterbury College of Art; she has received several Artists Grants from the Arts Council of Great Britain and was a recipient for the Year of the Artist Award. She has over 20 year’s experience of art practice and in tandem to this has enjoyed freelance teaching, supporting a wide range of students; from young children, to college students, to pensioner groups, before joining Queens Road