Wax Sculpture Modelling Course

Learn about sculpting with this versatile material at this practical art course in London.


London Sculpture Workshop

London Sculpture Workshop

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2 x 6 hours Class size 1 to 8     label £250

Always wanted to try your hand at sculpture but weren't sure where to begin? Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced artist branching out into a new discipline, this wax sculpture course is a brilliant starting point. Learn about working with soft and hard waxes, wax casting, making wax sculpture as a finished product or as a stage towards casting into metals or ceramic slip.

Wax is a versatile modelling medium for making sculpture. During this course your experienced tutor will encourage you to experiment with the different properties of wax, building architecturally and experimenting with different textures as well as casing and assembling components from plaster moulds.

During the course you'll learn:

Day one

  • Learn how to mix up your own modelling wax.
  • Cast waxes into plaster moulds and make up sheet waxes.
  • Model in hard and soft waxes and learn about their different advantages.

Day two
  • Make plaster moulds for wax casting.
  • Use wax casts as a way of scaling up artworks.
  • Reinforce wax for showing it as a finished product.

Your tutor will be on hand throughout the course to offer the benefits of their experience, as well as answer any questions you might have at any point throughout the process. You'll leave with your finished piece to proudly display in your home, as well as the skills to continue this exciting discipline at home if you'd like — it's a brilliant first step into the world of sculpture.

Please note: The stated class duration includes a one-hour break for lunch.



Knowledge required
Open to all levels including beginners.
 
What you'll get
All materials will be supplied to create a wax sculpture to bring home with you.
 
What to bring
  • Old clothes and strong footwear.
  • It would be ideal for participants to bring along ideas, sketch books or small models they would like to make and any reference materials for ideas.
  • A packed lunch.
Session repeats

This class series runs over 2 consecutive days.


London Sculpture Workshop adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had a continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of taste or smell, in the last 14 days.

Location

London Sculpture Workshop, Unit 0, First Floor, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

Your teacher
London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop

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London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.

Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practising artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and woodwork, ceramics and hot metal practices.

London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at Royal College of Art and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British Museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.

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