Glasgow Sculpture Studios has an array of new public courses delivered by experienced artist members and is designed to give individuals the opportunity to explore a variety of creative, sculptural techniques.
The following courses are led by artist members Kevin Andrew Morris, Joe Ingleby, Alys Owen and James Rigler.
Ceramics with artist Kevin Andrew Morris – Advanced Course
Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm on Mondays (29th February, 7th, 14th 21st March 2016)
This four-week course is designed to further participants’ knowledge of hand building processes including building angular, curved and adapted forms. A variety of advanced slip and glazing techniques will be explored such as inlay, incising, spraying, pouring, dipping and painting. Participants will be encouraged to develop their own self-directed projects throughout the course.
Ceramics with artist Kevin Andrew Morris – An Introductory Course
Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm on Tuesdays (2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd February 2016)
Price: £120 (Includes all materials, tools, firings etc.)
Referencing the long and varied history of ceramics as well as contemporary examples, this four-week course introduces participants to a variety of hand building and finishing techniques.
Sculptural Portraiture with artists Kevin Andrew Morris and Alys Owen
Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm on Wednesdays (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March & 6th April 2016)
Price: £195 (Includes all materials, tools etc.)
Explore sculptural portraiture using a variety of building and casting methods, materials and processes. Over six sessions you will learn how to take a face cast to create a portrait in plaster, experiment with liquid latex to create masks, and learn how to use Alginate to obtain a more detailed face cast.
Plaster & Ceramics Casting with artist James Rigler
Dates: 7pm – 9.30pm Wednesdays (13th, 20th, 27th January & 3rd February 2016)
Price: £155 (Includes all materials, tools, firings etc.)
Plaster and clay are a classic combination: most mass-produced, functional ceramic objects are produced using plaster moulds, and they can be a useful tool in the creation of sculptural clay work. This four-week course shows you how to use plaster to create your own objects in clay and includes mixing plaster, making your own slip-casting and press-moulds, and completing your own fired ceramic object.
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Creative Metalwork with artist Joseph Ingleby
Dates: 10.30am – 4pm, Saturdays (16th, 23rd & 30th January 2016)
Price: £185 (Includes all materials, use of tools and specialist machinery)
This course introduces participants to working in steel to both develop a hands-on knowledge relating to the processes for sculptural fabrication and to develop a sculptural language in constructed metal for its own sake. This could result in linear and rhythmic forms in space or volumetric and contained forms.