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Life and Portrait Sculpture

Life and Portrait Sculpture

Sculpting from the life model, portraiture and the clothed figure, over six week blocks. With a focus on anatomy using clay or possibly wax. Materials included in overall price. For beginners and the more advanced.

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Patricia Barker

A very experienced sculpture teacher and practitioner who has been teaching sculpture since 1991. Patricia is a figurative sculptor who works primarily in stone, but also in clay and wax. She aims to imbue her carvings of the figure with feeling and a sense of presence. Patricia has exhibited her work at The Discerning Eye, RBA, SWA and is a member of Chelsea Art Society, where she received a sculpture award in 2015 and 2016.

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Patricia Barker Sculpture

Portraiture Diploma

This part-time course is a carefully structured programme written within a framework of observational painting and drawing using the human model. You will be grounded in the skills needed to work from direct observation and will be helped to develop these skills into a personal body of work. The course further aims to help you acquire the perspectives and the sense of context necessary for working independently as an artist.

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Fine Art Level 3 Foundation

This is a one year experimental learning course leading to our own certificate, independently moderated to meet national standard. Typically our students apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses or continue onto our Advance Practice Course. Weekly constructive critiques ensure the continuing progress and direction of individual work, while gallery and artists studio visits support students writing on the cultural context of their developing work. Application is by portfolio interview with the Principal.

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Fine Art Advanced Course

This is a one year full-time course designed to support those interested in spending time exploring and developing their practice in greater depth. Alongside self-directed briefs we shape the course tutoring to meet the individual student’s need. You can choose to specialise in Painting, Printmaking, Portraiture, Sculpture, Drawing, Performative based practice or all of these.Typically, our graduating students continue their own studio practice or apply for postgraduate study. Weekly tutorials ensure the continuous progress and direction of individual work, while gallery and artist’s studio visits support students writing on the cultural context of their developing work.

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