What you will do
Two session course
What material is so versatile that it can be used to make candles, slick back hair, shine your car, protect cheese and make sculptures? Why, WAX, of course! This two-day sculpting class at London Sculpture Workshop by the beautiful Thames is the ideal introduction to working with wax as a sculpture material.
In this class
This class is for experimenting with the different properties and textures of wax. You'll learn to mix up your own wax, cast it into plaster moulds, and make up sheet waxes. You'll use wax casts as a way of scaling up artwork, and discover the different advantages of hard vs soft wax. Finally, you'll discover how to reinforce wax for showing it as a finished product.
Now you can
- create a huge variety of differently sized, shaped and textured wax sculptures
- gain a great base knowledge in casting that can follow on to casting metals or ceramics
- freak your friends out by offering to make 'death masks' for them
Select a class time
Sun 19 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 6 Sep, 10:00am - 4:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
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.
Participants are encouraged to bring along sketch books, ideas, small models or any reference material that might aid their work. Old clothes and strong footwear are advised in the workshop environment.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.