Summer School / / Sculpture: Light and Illusion

This is a sculpture course with a slightly different emphasis; we will concentrate on the fleeting impression and subtle nuances of light on sculpture, exploring certain aspects of relief when working in three dimensions. Students will be working in clay and wax directly from the life model, sculpting the human figure and the head with elusive light as our subject. The aim of the course is to heighten sensitivity to the fall of light as an active entity. We will see how artists have isolated light as a primary element in their work and refer to impressionist sculpture by Paolo Troubetzkoy, Medardo Rosso, Rodin, Degas and others who prioritised the patterned play of light and not the monumentality of exact defined planes. This course straddles drawing and sculpture and should help the development of both, with each medium informing the other.

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.