Our workshops

have been formed with the aim of providing a level of tuition in the arts which respects the fundamental skills of looking, seeing and making.  The courses we offer have, at their roots, skills which are traditional yet always contemporary.  Most are suitable for complete beginners.
 

Simon Cooley

has been teaching for 35 years and has always been a working sculptor.  He works in forged metal, stone and clay.  He exhibits regularly in the UK and his work is in private collections internationally.  He has also run short courses for Central St Martin’s School of Art in London.  Visit his sculpture site here: www.simoncooley.com

 

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Workshop Programme 2018

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Metal Sculpture (4 days) - £500

A forge-based workshop focusing on the creation of sculpture.
(Max. 6 people. Ideal beginners. NB: This is a physically demanding course, involving the use of hammer, anvil and fire.)


Abstract Sculpture (5 days) - £700

Realise your ideas for sculpture in metal, stone, clay, wood or plaster, or a combination of them.
(Max. 6 people. A pre-requisite is that you will need to have either attended one of our workshops or have experience of working in these materials elsewhere. )


Stone Carving (4 days) - £450

Making a sculpture in stone
(Max. 10 people. . Ideal beginners. Please note we have a selection of Bath and Portland stone, but you are welcome to bring your own if you wish.)


Sculpting the Head in Clay, Stage 1 (3 days) - £400

An ideal course for anyone starting or continuing their interest in the making of sculpture.
(Max. 8 people. Ideal beginners)


Sculpting the Head in Plaster (3 days) - £450

Sculpting a head in wet plaster, working directly from a live model.
(A new course for 2018)


Sculpting the Figure in Plaster (4 days) - £600

Working direct to plaster from a live model. Designed for those who have already made at least one head or figure from life.
(max. 8 people)


Sculpting the Head in Clay, Stage 2 (5 days) - £650

Designed for those who have already made at least one head from life. Days one and two will be spent making 2 different heads, with the last three days focusing on another different head in more detail.
(max. 8 people)


Metal, or Metal and Stone combined (4 days) - £500

Working in only metal, or a combination of metal and stone.
(Max. 6 people. The choice of materials is yours. Ideal beginners)


Sculpting the Head in Clay, Stage 1 (2 days) - £300

An ideal taster course.
(Max. 10 people. Ideal beginners.)


2018 Workshop Calendar at a glance

Sat 21 - Tue 24 April - Metal Sculpture (4 days) » book now

May

Sat 5 - Wed 9 May - Abstract Sculpture (5 days) » book now

Sat 19 - Tue 22 May - Stone Carving (4 days) (Fully Booked)

June

Sat 9 - Mon 11 June - Sculpting the Head in Clay, Stage 1 (3 days) » book now

July

Sat 7 - Mon 9 July - Sculpting the Head in Plaster (3 days) (Fully Booked)

Thu 19 - Sun 22 July - Sculpting the Figure in Plaster (4 days) » book now

August

Fri 10 - Tue 14 August - Sculpting the Head in Clay, Stage 2 (5 days) » book now

Fri 24 - Mon 27 August - Stone Carving (4 days) » book now

September

Thu 6 - Sun 9 September - Metal, or Metal and Stone combined (4 days) » book now

Sat 29 - Sun 30 September - Sculpting the Head in Clay, Stage 1 (2 days) » book now