Metal Sculpture

COURSE CODE: E2401S013

COURSE DATES: Wednesdays, 18th September – 27th November 2024

TUTOR: Julian Wild PVPRSS

DAYS: 10

TIMES: 10:30am – 4:30pm

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Ages 18+, All Levels

FEE: Early Bird: £607.50 / Standard Price: £675

LOCATION: Mermaid Court Campus, 165A Mermaid Court, SE1 1HR

A dynamic course designed to give you everything you need to know about working creatively with steel. Through presentations and gallery visits you will discover the art historical and contemporary context of metal sculpture, whilst learning  from a practical perspective how to fabricate with steel using MIG welding, folding, rolling, drilling, cutting, Plasma cutting, grinding, surface finishing techniques and an opportunity to TIG weld stainless steel at the end of the course. The course will give you the confidence to work independently with these processes with an emphasis on safe practices in the workshop.  

Students will be able to

  • Describe the art historical and contemporary context of metal sculpture.
  • Recognise different metals (steel, stainless steel) and demonstrate an understanding of the related fabrication processes. 
  • Apply skills in cutting, drilling, welding, grinding,and surface finishing.
  • Create a sculpture or series of sculptures in metal.
  • Work safely at all times. 

This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes. Check out the Elective Skills Workshops currently available.

*The Early Bird discount ends on the 8th of July and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Recommend booking by: September 4, 2024

All Levels

All attendees must be aged 18 and over.

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish. This means an student from the following experience levels can join this course:

Beginner

Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience.

Beginner +

Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium.

Intermediate

Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

Advanced

Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN MATERIALS

You must have leather boots (preferably steel toe caps) and flame retardant overalls (£25-£40 online) to attend the course.

Gas, consumables (disks etc) and scrap material will be available for free and a small amount of steel for the letter project will be provided for a materials fee of £20.00 payable on or before the first session. Additional materials will be charged by the metre. Estimated additional costs will be £10-30 depending on which material you use and scale.

Julian Wild joined the Art Academy in 2016 and has 20 years teaching experience at Morley College and as a visiting lecturer at University level. He has held solo shows at Modern Art Oxford, William Benington Gallery, Maddox Arts, Canary Wharf and Burghley House and taken part in group exhibitions such as Sculpture in The City and in Beyond Limits at Chatsworth House. His work has been commissioned by Cass Sculpture Foundation, Canary Wharf Group & Oxford University. In 2005 he was a finalist for The Jerwood Sculpture Prize and in 2009-12 was the recipient of The RBKC/Chelsea Arts Club Trust Studio Bursary. He was vice-President of The Royal Society of Sculptors 2015-19.

http://www.julianwild.com

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street London SE1 1HR tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

We cannot store your bikes at the Academy, however there is on-street bike parking near our Mermaid Court site.

 

 

 

Students are welcome to use our Common Room during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

Terms and Conditions

  • By booking onto one of our courses you agree to our Short Courses Terms and Conditions.
  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.

Materials & Equipment

  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be booked on our Materials Page or on this page when you book the course
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork at the Academy MUST be taken home at the end of each session where possible, with the exception of oil paintings and sculpture works.
  • We cannot store materials at the Academy, so please take these to and from your sessions.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you a week before the start of your course.

Concessions and Discounts

We offer a number of concessions and discounts, please find more information on what we offer here.

Gift Vouchers

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher to be used on our courses then you can purchase these here.

£607.50 £675.00

Julian Wild Metal Sculpture

Early Bird discount available until 8th July