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Learn a new skill in 2016 with Yorkshire Sculpture Park

23 Dec 2015

Start 2016 by learning a new skill with a range of sculpture courses at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP).
 
Whether it’s wax casting or metal working, stone carving or bronze casting, YSP’s 2016 sculpture courses offer a chance to work directly with artists against an inspirational backdrop of sculptures by some of the world’s greatest artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
 
Suitable for all levels of experience, the sculpture courses range from affordable one-day tasters to in-depth five-day explorations. Every year over 130 people take part in the courses, which YSP has offered for nearly 30 years.
 
“I arrived without any skills or knowledge and have learned enough to help me make a fab sculpture and want to come back for more!”
Sculpture course participant
 
Highlights include:
 
Sculpture Skills: Relief Wax Casting
16.04.16 / £45
Explore the potential of wax in this one-day workshop with artist Liadin Cooke. Learn different techniques of working in wax, including making casts from clay patterns and using the material as the primary medium for creating sculpture.
 
Hot and Cold Sheet Metal Sculpture Course
11­–15.05.16 / £475, £455 concessions
Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques and create your own quality piece of work.
 
Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster
25+26.06.16 / £90
Join sculptor Lewis Robinson in this two-day workshop to create your own freestanding tabletop sculptures in plaster, using armatures.
 
Stone Carving
06–10.07.16, 17–21.08.16 & 07–11.09.16 / £285, £255 concessions
­Experiment with stone and different carving techniques to create a finished piece, led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male. Using hand tools throughout, this in-depth course allows you to explore a detailed and intricate style of carving.
 
Bronze Casting
03–07.08.16 / £595
Learning via practical demonstrations and hands on practice, gain complex casting skills in order to develop two bronze works of your own creation.
 
For more information and to book online visit ysp.co.uk/sculpturecourses  

NOTES TO EDITORS
 
2016 Sculpture Course Listings Information
April

Sculpture Skills: Relief Wax Casting (one-day course) 16.04.16 / £45
May
Hot and Cold Sheet Metal Sculpture Course (five-day course) 11­–15.05.16 / £475, £455 concessions
June
Metal Sculpture Course (two-day course) 11+12.06.16 / £250, £220 concessions
Sculpture Skills: Relief Stone Carving (one-day course) 18.06.16 / £45
Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster (two-day course) 25+26.06.16 / £90
July
Stone Carving (five-day course) 06–10.07.16 / £285, £255 concessions
Sculpture Skills: Relief Stone Carving (one-day course) 30.07.16 / £45
August
Bronze Casting (five-day course) 03–07.08.16 / £595
Wood Carving (five-day course) 10–14.08.16 / £285, £255 concessions
Stone Carving (five-day course) 17–21.08.16 / £285, £255 concessions
September
Stone Carving (five-day course) 07–11.09.16 / £285, £255 concessions
November
Metal Sculpture Course (two-day course) 19+20.11.16 / £250, £220 concessions
 
For five-day courses, participants can opt to pay the full amount or a £50 deposit (balance payable 30 days in advance of the event).

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Stone Carving at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo Chris Kenworthy

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