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Modelling Sculpture in Wax

4.6(7 reviews)
This sculpting with wax workshop was built for everyone who wants to learn or improve their skills in sculpture
Woolwich
In-person
£250 pp
2 session course
Beginner
Next available date:7th November 2022
What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

Due to Covid 19 you must wear your own face mask on arrival.

For everyones' safety we have small class sizes, a new cleaning regime and extra covid safety measures.

Gloves and all additional PPE will be provided.

At the beginning of each course/workshop your tutor will go over…

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Latest Reviews
4.6(7 reviews)
christina paparestis - Mar 7, 2022
Excellent as always. Alex Harley is a lovely tutor who was great at inviting an exploration in work with wax. She was able to focus and encourage individual interests and concerns. Having previously found wax extremely tricky, I learnt how to work with wax at different temperatures for different effects. I found the workshop inspiring, energising and fun. Thank you
Claude Lester - Jan 24, 2022
Fabulous weekend with a brilliant engaging tutor. Alex has so much to offer students both from her experience as a sculptor and as her experience in teaching.
Charlotte Padgham - Aug 28, 2021
Alex lead the workshop with such enormous generosity, encouragement and openness. This coupled with what was just an excellent room of people made for a really uplifting couple of days. I feel inspired to continue what I started having been fuelled with ideas. LSW is one of my most favourite places to spend time.
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Your Teacher

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…

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London Sculpture Workshop
Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Modelling Sculpture in Wax

Reviews

christina paparestis - Mar 7, 2022
Excellent as always. Alex Harley is a lovely tutor who was great at inviting an exploration in work with wax. She was able to focus and encourage individual interests and concerns. Having previously found wax extremely tricky, I learnt how to work with wax at different temperatures for different effects. I found the workshop inspiring, energising and fun. Thank you
Claude Lester - Jan 24, 2022
Fabulous weekend with a brilliant engaging tutor. Alex has so much to offer students both from her experience as a sculptor and as her experience in teaching.
Charlotte Padgham - Aug 28, 2021
Alex lead the workshop with such enormous generosity, encouragement and openness. This coupled with what was just an excellent room of people made for a really uplifting couple of days. I feel inspired to continue what I started having been fuelled with ideas. LSW is one of my most favourite places to spend time.
James Dunnett - Jun 8, 2021
Exciting location next to the Thames and easier to reach than I had expected. The two-day introductory course to making sculpture from wax fulfilled my expectations and allowed me to make a useful piece. I would have welcomed an opportunity to try out the other two kinds of wax to which we were introduced
Rosina - Sep 11, 2020
A really enjoyable weekend - we learnt about the range of waxes available, and a variety techniques including refining the wax, modelling, constructing using heat, creating plaster casts moulds, spot welding armatures and finishing. The teacher was very knowledgeable and helped me to develop my work to suit my own interests. It would have been useful if there had been pigments available to create coloured wax sculptures. I left feeling very inspired and ready to continue exploring!
Antonietta - Mar 22, 2019
Tutor was very good; most questions were met efficiently. Would have liked more time casting, less time sculpting (wax)
Trevor - Aug 21, 2018
It was an interesting course with lots of ideas on how to use wax of different types. It was almost to full on for only 2 days. Would recommend it for anyone interested in sculptural techniques no matter how experienced you are.