Technical Courses and Workshops
Scottish Sculpture Workshop regularly runs residential courses as part of the academic course content for art schools both in the UK and abroad. Participants either learn metal-casting processes in the Foundry, or spend time developing environmental art projects in response to the rich source material in the local area.
Please contact us if you would like to discuss tailor-made courses for individuals or groups of up to 10.
Bronze Casting - More than one way to cast an apple...
Instructor - Eden Jolly
4 - 8 November
£585 (residential) £485 (non-residential)
The course will be led by SSW's Senior Technician Eden Jolly. The course is a five-day introduction to casting techniques and processes, and participants should leave with a clear understanding of the different mould-making and metal casting methods. Please read the further information below for a full course description. Course costs include materials and foundry expenses. Course participants are kept low to ensure a high instructor to participant ratio. This course is focused on building skills, please do not expect perfect outcomes!
The course runs from 9.30am to 5pm, but participants may need to work after this time in order to complete the work required within the time given. This should be taken into consideration particularly for those participants who are non-residential.
To book a place on the course or for further information, please give us a call on 01464 861372, drop by, or email email@example.com with Apple Casting in the subject line.
SSW Ceramics and Pottery Drop-in Workshop
Instructor - Beth Bidwell
Every Tuesday, 10am to 1pm
£16 per session or £54 for four
The workshops will operate on a drop in basis and technical support and teaching will be available to suit individual needs. Beginners and more experiences potters/ceramicists are welcome.
Hand building ceramics,sculptural or functional,modelling,press moulding,simple mould making,throwing,and slab building are some of the making techniques that will be covered during the workshops.We will also be doing decorative work with a variety of glazes,slips and oxides available.
There will be a range of different clays available to work with including stoneware,earthenware,porcelain and paperclay. Most firings will be done in an electric oxidisation kiln but with the oportunity to experiment with smoke/paperkiln and pit firings when the weather improves.