Sculpture and Ceramics

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

Spring 2017
Weekend courses in April

Summer 2017
Week-long courses in July

Autumn / Spring 2017-18
Evening and Day Courses

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Tutors

Jack Cheetham
Kevin Andrew Morris
Cath Whippey

Programme Overview

CERAMICS: HANDBUILDING
Tutor Kevin Andrew Morris
Week 1 | 26 June to 30 June

Working with clay you will be introduced to a range of handbuilding techniques suitable to make both complex functional ceramic pieces as well as sculptural objects. Throughout the week you will explore a range of techniques including, pinch pots, coiling, and slab building as well as surface decoration. By the end of the week you will have produced a number of pieces in clay and developed your creative and practical skills in this material. Finished pieces will be allowed to air dry for a number of weeks before being fired and made ready for you to collect.
Fee £350 | Discounted Fee £325 | Places 8
Materials are included

SCULPTURE STUDIO PRACTICE
Tutor Jack Cheetham
Week 2 | 3 July to 7 July
This course introduces students to the foundational techniques, materials and equipment used to create sculpture in a studio context. Exercising a varied approach to ideas and methods of construction, you will learn how to manipulate a range of physical materials and receive guidance developing and contextualising sculptural ideas throughout your project. The course will emphasise experimentation of contemporary approaches through the transformation of objects using mould making and casting techniques such as slip casting. By the end of the week participants will aim towards a completed self-led piece of sculptural work, a new set of ideas and studio skills you can continue to apply. This course is suitable for those new to sculptural practice and for those with some experience who would like to develop their current practice and learn new techniques.
Fee £350 | Discounted Fee £325 | Places 8
Initial materials are included

SCULPTING THE HEAD IN CLAY
Tutor Cath Whippey
Week 3 | 10 July to 14 July
Working directly in clay from the portrait model you will have the opportunity to make two, life size portrait heads throughout the week. This hands-on course is designed to broaden your observation skills and teach you modelling techniques for building clay heads. Considering the qualities of form and exploring ways to convey proportion, textures, and weight, you will develop an understanding of how to make an observational study of a clay head. Students will receive tuition both as a group and individually. Your selected finished piece will be allowed to air dry for a number of weeks before being fired and made ready for you to collect.
Fee £360 | Discounted Fee £335 | Places 8
Materials are included

FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE - LIFE
Tutor Cath Whippey
Week 4 | 17 July to 21 July
Sculpting in clay directly from the nude life model, this handson course is designed to broaden your observation skills and teach you clay modelling techniques. Considering the qualities of form and exploring ways to convey mass and proportions, you will develop an understanding of how to render the human form three dimensionally. You will learn how to use the tools and equipment required for figurative sculpture, including learning the hollowing out process. You will receive tuition both as a group and individually. By the end of the week you will have completed at least two pieces of sculpture and prepared one for the kiln. Your selected finished piece will be allowed to air dry for a number of weeks before being fired and made ready for you to collect.
Fee £360 | Discounted Fee £335 | Places 8
Materials are included

INTERMEDIATE HAND BUILDING
Tutor Kevin Andrew Morris
Week 5 | 24 July to 28 July
Explore your personal creative ideas in clay using a range of hand building techniques to develop your practical skills and expand your knowledge of ceramic materials. Investigate, experiment, design and plan to make a piece of functional or non-functional work using a combination of different hand building techniques that are either coiled, pinched, press moulded, slab built, extruded and or modelled and hollowed. This course is suitable for people who already have some clay making experience.
Fee £350 | Discounted Fee £325 | Places 8 Materials are included


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Book your place by phoning the Department on any of the following numbers between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday:

0141 353 4596 
0141 566 1311
0141 566 1119
0141 353 4565

INFORMATION

Eligibility: Please note, courses are open to anyone over the age of 16 and we welcome students of all levels of ability. Some of these courses are suited to advanced level students and this information will be included in the course title or description.

Materials: Students will be asked to provide their own materials unless otherwise stated. A materials list will be provided when courses are confirmed.