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Drawing Meets Sculpture: 2D to 3D

Drawing Meets Sculpture: 2D to 3D

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jonathan Gildersleeves


If you want to explore the interplay between drawing and sculpture and how they coexist and overlap, this is the place to do it.  You will understand those relationships by experimenting with drawing, object-making and sculptural techniques. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced students, this course will enable you to explore different materials and techniques under expert guidance. It will give you the tools to express and develop your own ideas and concepts.

Topics covered

  • Initial short tasks and projects to create a wide variety of works both individually and collaboratively.
  • Using charcoal, paint, inks, clay, plaster, card, wood, found materials and objects.
  • Investigating printing, construction, casting and modelling.
  • Exploring the qualities of materials: form, texture, colour, weight, and narrative connotations.
  • Applying playful creative processes to produce visually stimulating and engaging bodies of work.

The course culminates with the completion of your personal project, when you will investigate a chosen subject, such as a particular material, artist, object or a concept. Students will then come together to co-produce an exhibition of their work in their chosen media - drawings, objects, sculptures or a combination of those.

Who should take this course?

  • Anyone with an interest in fine art, drawing and sculpture.
  • Students looking to develop their fine art portfolio to in order to apply for study at foundation or degree level.
  • Those making work at home or in the studio and who want some new ideas .

Course level: The course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to students with more experience.

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Student testimonials:

"This course is stimulating, serious and fun, owing as much to the effort you are prepared to put into it as to the excellence of the course tutor. Jonathan was quietly inspirational and encouraging, inviting us to explore and see things differently, together and separately. Looking for something that could unlock some creativity (with ideas but unsure as to whether I had it in me to express these), this turned out to be the perfect course for me - it gave me more than I had hoped for". Stephan Termote

"I thoroughly enjoyed the 2d to 3d course. Each day was well structured allowing exploration of different techniques and materials. Our tutor Jonathan used his skills and knowledge to gently nudge us in new art directions in order to achieve work to extend our experience. It was hard work and definitely worth it." - MVA Smith

"I recommend 2D to 3D Drawing course. I found the experience of using found materials and transforming a 2D drawing into a 3D object very stimulating. Indeed, the objects I have made and the course outline have influenced my current practice. I met a lot of interesting people, the atmosphere was very creative, and most of all the tutor engaged thoroughly with each individual." - Lanu Varvaro

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Jonathan Gildersleeves is a practicing artist who exhibits both in the UK and internationally. A Masters graduate from Wimbledon College of Art, he has worked as technical assistant to Sir Anthony Caro OM and teaches Fine Art at a range of levels. 

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We will provide the following materials:

  • paper, clay, mixed drawing media inc. pens, crayons, markers, charcoal, ink.

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Pencils and a variety of pens of your choice for drawing
  • rubber, sharpener.
  • A notebook should you wish.

Available dates

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