Experiments in Sculpture

6:30pm - 9pm

  • Venue Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Price £165 / £120
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Develop sculptural ideas and experiment with form, initially through drawing and model making, before finalising and finishing a unique piece. An ideal course for anyone new to sculpture, and also those with an established interest in the subject looking to further their experience.

You will experiment with form through drawing, maquette making, analysis and discussion, and will be guided through the sculptural process from materials and techniques to idea development and the realisation of your ideas into a final piece. Students will be encouraged to develop an ambitious approach to object making, and will be guided through the use of a range of materials.

Those with experience will be given the opportunity to develop their own practice within a very creative, supportive environment, and encouraged by the tutor to push the boundaries of their work.

Austin has been teaching sculptural techniques at Attenborough Arts Centre for nearly 20 years. He is passionate about sculpture and how we interpret and respond to visual form. Along-side his teaching he runs his own sculpture practise, using everything from clay modelling techniques to stone carving in order to realise his sculptural designs.

All materials are included in the course fee. Participants must be aged 18+.

This 10-week course runs on Thursday evenings 6:30pm – 9pm, starting on 25 April and ending on 4 July, or on Monday evenings 6:30pm – 9pm, starting on 22 April 2024 and ending on 8 July 2024. Please ensure you book the correct day/time you require.

Please note: No session on Thursday 30 May, and Monday 6 & 27 May for half term break.

Further Information:

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email arts-centre@le.ac.uk, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.