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Learn a new skill in 2017 with sculpture courses at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

14 Dec 2016

Start the New Year by learning a new skill with a range of sculpture courses at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP).
Whether it’s sculpting with wax or plaster, or carving stone or wood, YSP’s 2017 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.
“It met my expectations and more. Easy atmosphere, amazing teacher – thorough and informative and a sense of humour. I loved having space to experiment and develop my own piece of work under expert guidance.”
Sculpture course participant
Highlights include:
Hot and Cold Sheet Metal
Five-day course: 10–14.05.17 / £485
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: Relief Wax Casting
One-day course: 25.05.17 / £60
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.
Sculpture Skills: Stone Carving
One-day courses: 17.06.17, 18.06.17, 29.07.17 & 30.07.17 / £60
Join Marcia Bennett-Male for a one-day introduction to stone carving, these one-day courses provide an opportunity to work on a relief based carving in Ancaster Limestone, using hand tools from start to finish.
Bronze Casting
Five-day course: 02–06.08.17 / £595
Learning via practical demonstrations and hands on practice, gain complex casting skills in order to develop two bronze works of your own creation.
Wood Carving
Five-day course: 09–13.08.17 / £305
Guided by expert wood carver Arthur De Mowbray, journey through the various possibilities and techniques of working wood, using a variety of tools to realise a final piece.
2017 Sculpture Course Listings Information
Hot and Cold Sheet Metal (five-day course) 10–14.05.17 / £485
Sculpture Skills: Relief Wax Casting (one-day course) 25.05.17 / £60 

Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster (two-day course) 10+11.06.17 / £135
Sculpture Skills: Stone Carving (one-day course) 17.06.17 / £60
Sculpture Skills: Stone Carving (one-day course) 18.06.17 / £60
Midsummer Metal (two-day course) 24+25.06.17 / £270 

Stone Carving (five-day course) 05–09.07.17 / £270
Sculpture Skills: Wood Carving (two-day course) 22+23.07.16 / £135
Sculpture Skills: Stone Carving (one-day course) 29.07.17 / £60
Sculpture Skills: Stone Carving (one-day course) 30.07.17 / £60 

Bronze Casting (five-day course) 02–06.08.17 / £595
Wood Carving (five-day course) 09–13.08.17 / £305
Stone Carving (five-day course) 16–20.08.17 / £305 

Stone Carving (five-day course) 06–10.09.17 / £305 

Winter Metal (two-day course) 18+19.11.17 / £270

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Metal sculpture course at YSP. Photo © Chris Kenworthy

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Stone Carving at YSP. Photo Jim Varney

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Wood Carving at YSP. Photo Chris Kenworthy

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