What you will do
Two session course
This workshop will take place over two days and will enable you to learn a variety of skills necessary for working with steel rods. Using these skills you will create three-dimensional drawings and approach new ways of conceiving sculpture.
We will explore the space, the volume and different types of lines from a new perspective, considering the light, shadows and interstices between the lines as part of the work as well.
The course will cover the techniques of bending, cutting, grinding, rolling & shaping steel rods. It will cover MIG welding.
Initial introduction to drawing in the space including the volume, the lin, modulating the line in the space. Light, projections and shadows will also be discussed as well as an introduction to the workshop practice and possibilities of materials. Students will be encouraged to create a design with wire.
Students will work on individual sculpture/s or projects and research new possibilities and processes and will be shown finishing processes.
Small group numbers allows 1:1 tuition for participants on this course.
No sculpture experience is required.
This course is suitable for beginners or those who have already attended a previous Drawing with Steel course.
Please bring a sketchbook.
Safe workshop practice will be covered.
It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.
Tutor: Silvina Soria. Silvina obtained her degree as Sculpture Professor at The Fine Arts School Prilidiano Pueyrredon in 2002. After specializing in welding and blacksmithing she obtained a master in Contemporary Sculpture at Ernesto de la Carcova Postgraduated School, both in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Select a class time
Sun 19 Apr, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 22 Oct, 10:00am - 5:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
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About your host, London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.
Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.
London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at RCA and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.
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.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.