Drawing with Steel Course

    In this dynamic course held over four evenings at London Sculpture Workshop, learn the skills for working with steel rods and drawing with steel.

    Sculpture course

    Four session course

    Beginners welcome

    London Sculpture Workshop, SE18

    What you'll learn

    People with nerves of steel might be unflappable, but the alloy itself is more adaptable than you might think. In this dynamic course held over four evenings at London Sculpture Workshop, learn the skills for working with steel rods and drawing with steel. No previous sculpting experience is necessary, so beginners welcome!

    In this course

    The course will cover the techniques of bending, cutting, grinding, rolling and shaping steel rods. It will cover ARC welding and MIG welding. After mastering the basics, students will have the chance to work on individual sculptures or design projects and research new possibilities and processes.

    Now you can

    • learn how this famously sturdy material can be shifted and shaped for a variety of purposes
    • create steel rods, leading to sculpture production and endless other possibilities
    • try your hand at welding and find out how steely your nerves truly are


    The course takes place is a workshop, so safe workshop practices will be covered. Old clothes and strong footwear is essential. Participants are also asked to bring along a sketchbook for their ideas and designs.

    Did you know?

    Choo choo! Steel was first used in mass production to construct railroad tracks. Because rails are subject to very high stress (trains are fast and heavy!), they must be made out of extremely high quality steel alloy. Hats off to you, steel - sounds like a stressful job!

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    Class location

    London Sculpture Workshop, Woolwich

    Unit 0, Harrington Way

    SE18 5NR


    About your host, London Sculpture Workshop

    London Sculpture Workshop is the first, not-for-profit, community interest organisation, based in London, with exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making work in 3D. Its workshop is right on the river by Thames Barrier and has incredible views of the Thames guiding lots of inspiration for 3D pieces. It offers a superbly equipped metal and wood workshop with additional mould making and ceramic areas.

    London Sculpture Workshop was established in 2012 by two founding members Giles Corby, MA (RCA) and Jessica Mello, MFA (Slade) and it also has a studio manager Melis van den Berg, MFA (Slade). They are all practicing artists’, bringing their own ideas and inspiration to the organisation, and between them, have 21 years of teaching experience.

    In 2013 and 2014 London Sculpture Workshop was awarded awarded a “Artist’s Run Space Award” by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.