Wax Sculpture Workshop by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
sculpture classes in London
Wax Sculpture Workshop by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
sculpture classes in London

Wax Sculpture Workshop

by London Sculpture Workshop

This sculpting with wax workshop was built for everyone who wants to learn or improve their skills in sculpture

Sculpture Class

Two session course

Beginners welcome

Woolwich SE18

Classes

Two session course

Daytime

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
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Select a class time

Thu 16 Aug, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR

Fri 17 Aug, 9:00am - 3:00pm

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!

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Did you know?

Chances are you've heard about her famous wax museums around the world, but did you know that Madame Anna Maria Tussaud was a real person? Born in 1761, Anna Maria's mother served as the housekeeper for Dr. Philippe Curtius, who made wax figures for anatomy research. The young Madame Tussaud learnt the trade from him, but then went on to become far more famous and accomplished than her mentor. In fact, she worked for the court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and even made their death masks after they were executed.
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Wax Sculpture Workshop by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

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.

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Notes

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.

Wax Sculpture Workshop
by London Sculpture Workshop
Two session course
£169 per person
Two session course
from £169 per person