The course is an introduction to sculptural practice and will involve basic taster sessions, primarily clay work, basic casting and construction and carving, to equip students with the knowledge/skills for the fundamentals of 3D making processes. The hands-on sessions, with a well-equipped workshop, will look at artists' works, exploring a range of possibilities of materials and ways of working for reference or inspiration.
There will be the 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.
Extra material costs may be incurred if students wish to construct large pieces or use more costly materials. Costs can be negotiated with the tutor.
The tutor, Barbara Ash, is an artist based in Bristol, and has for the past few years had a practice for part of the year in Bangalore, India. She graduated with a Master's 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. As a practicing artist she exhibits widely, has undertaken many residencies around the world and has received several artists grants from the Arts Council of Great Britain, and she was one of the recipients for the 'Year of the Artist' Award. Barbara has just been elected a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.
She has over 20 years' experience of studio/exhibition practice, and in tandem to this she enjoyed freelance teaching, supporting a wide range of students including young children, college students and pensioner groups, before joining Queens Road in 2016.
This course has no entry requirements, we just ask you have a passion for the subject. Learners can bring sketchbooks and any ideas/reference materials that they think will be useful to develop their work.
If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected] before
completing an online application.
What can I do next?
Perhaps this course sparks a passion for art and design, if so we have a number of courses that may appeal to you. If you would like to discuss progression options more please get in touch with us at [email protected]. We would be more than happy to put you in touch with our dedicated careers advisor team.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
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Course information last updated: Friday 10th July 2020 @ 8.41am (17 hours ago)