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The course is hands-on and participants will learn how to make cast concrete objects and sculpture / art works. The course aims to equip you with the skills to develop your own ideas and projects through experimentation, a series of mould making techniques and other possible applications of the material in an art and design context. Looking at the modest and the monumental as inspiration; Picassos concrete sculptures and other contemporary artists such as the work of Michael Dean and Rachel Whiteread, as well as Brutalist architecture and the influences of Le Corbusier.
The course will consider mould making using a variety of materials including wood, metal, plastic, sand, vacuum forming and other salvaged materials with the aim to keep costs low and be environmentally conscious. The final element will look at sculpting and painting with concrete - making and sculpting a small object.
You will learn how to make a variety of cast objects in concrete, achieving an understanding of the material possibilities subverting expectations
Who should take this course?
Artists, designers, architects and anyone who wants to experiment with these materials.
Students need no prior experience.
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Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
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During this course students will be exploring the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of concrete through a perceptive and spontaneous process. You will learn to make experimental abstract concrete sculptural objects using a variety of casting techniques, experimenting with form, structure, positive and negative space, and will be encouraged to engage with different finishes, colour and texture of the object.