This course will provide the opportunity to work alongside an experienced sculptor and give you an insight into sculpture, allowing you to be as traditional or modern as you dare. We will begin each day with a visit to Tate Britain where we will explore three-dimensional works from sculptural legends...
Taught by: Tim Ellis.
This course will provide the opportunity to work alongside an experienced sculptor and give you an insight into sculpture, allowing you to be as traditional or modern as you dare. We will begin each day with a visit to Tate Britain where we will explore three-dimensional works from sculptural legends. This will provide the initial inspiration to experiment and create a sculpture of your own. You will learn methods including carving, modelling, casting and construction. The course will be intensive and require you to work independently completing sketches and designs to work from in the taught sessions. Throughout the course, we will discuss the sculptural movements from the prehistoric ages to constructivism and pop art.
At the end of the course you will have gained insight into the history and methods of sculpture. You will have created a range of sculptures based on the works of known artists and gained valuable experience which will enable you to develop your own sculptural practice.
Who Should Attend
Anyone who is interested in learning more about sculpture and its influences. This course is an excellent foundation for those looking to study further in the subject area.
'My favourite part of the course was having access to a broad range of materials that I'd never used before – it was great!
I would definitely recommend this course to my friends and I'll be applying what I learnt to my art practice' - Juno Calyspo
Tim Ellis’s unique approach to making revolves around his idea that ³a being has a primeval desire to want to belong to something greater than oneself.
His work is regularly exhibited in the UK and internationally and has featured at galleries and museums including: Identity Contemporary (Hong Kong) Fold Gallery (London) Horatio Junior (London), Furini Contemporary (Rome), Spacex (Exeter), Primopiano (Lugano, Switzerland), Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt), CAPC (Bordeaux), Simon Oldfield (London), Saatchi Gallery (London), Brown Gallery (London), A Foundation (London). Ellis was shortlisted for the 2010 John Moores Painting Prize; and a Glenfiddich Artist in Residence in 2011.
See Tim’s work at www.timellis.org
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- A3 or A4 sketchbook
- Camera (or camera phone)
- Any drawing materials that you use in your current practice.