Date: Thu 10 September, 2020 - Thu 3 Dec, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tutor: Patricia Barker
Duration: 12 Weeks
As an arts education charity we are committed to delivering classes at affordable fees for our students.
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.
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.
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.
The course aims are to elevate your fine art practice through a combination of working in your own external studio, supported by visiting tutorials and attending classes at the art school to give you the tools you need to become a contemporary artist and prepare for an end of year public exhibition. A personal tutor is appointed to you.
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.