Weekend Courses
Metalwork for Beginners with Tim Fraser
Saturdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 February 2017
10am – 4pm £280 (all materials provided)

A comprehensive introduction to the metal workshop and induction on all metalworking tools required for basic welding and fabrication projects in steel. The course will introduce students to the basics of steel fabrication with an emphasis on MIG welding techniques. Participants will take part in steel stock preparation and welding, alongside an introduction to the fundamentals of welding theory, industry terminology, fabrication best practices, machine calibration and maintenance. The aim is to build an entry level familiarity, confidence, and capability in using a variety of steel sections and the equipment most commonly found in the metal shop of today.

By the end of the course, participants will have made a watertight, five sided vessel in 3mm steel plate. The course will also include a “scrap-heap challenge” style exploration in each individual’s own creative or practical interests.

Maximum 6 participants.

Wood Cutting Workshop with Mobile Print Studio

Saturday 4 March 2017


£30 (all materials provided)

This workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of wood cutting for block printing. Create your own unique object by carving a bespoke wooden stamp and printing the design onto a tea towel or tote bag.

Participants will be provided with all materials including the choice of a tea towel or tote bag., but participants are also welcome to bring along their own fabric or garments to print onto (t-shirts, sweaters, cushion covers etc).

Maximum 10 participants

Suitable for beginners. Ages 16+


Make a Metal Sculpture with Joe Ingleby

Saturdays 18 March, 25 March, 1 April 2017

10.30am-4pm (all materials provided)


Work with steel and develop an applied knowledge in metalwork for sculptural fabrication and develop a sculptural language in constructed metal. Explore the material and make linear and rhythmic forms in space or volumetric and contained objects.

Maximum 6 participants

Evening Courses

Surface Decoration in Ceramics with Louise McVey

Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 March & 5 April 2017


£230 (all materials provided)

This course will cover a range of ceramic decorative techniques including slip decoration, under-glazing, working with oxides, transfers and decals as well as slab-building and making objects in clay on which to decorate. There will also be time for participants to work more in-depth on a method of their choice in the latter half of the course to allow space for tuition in how to incorporate a combination of techniques on individual projects. This course is suitable for beginner and would be of particular benefit to artists looking to understand ceramic decoration.

Maximum 8 participants


Sculptural Printmaking with Mobile Print Studio - Make Collagraph Plates for Textural Printmaking

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 March 2017


£45 (all materials provided)

Explore the sculptural qualities of printmaking by building a collagraph* plate using a variety of different materials and a selection of objects, before printing an edition of your design.

*Collagraphy is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate such as wood. Participants are welcome to bring a selection of found objects that they would like to experiment with. They should be textural and reasonably thin, like a leaf or piece of fabric. etc.

Maximum 10 participants.


Ceramic Plant Pots with Charlotte Baker

Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 April, 2 & 16 May 2017

(6 workshops over 7 weeks – one week off for bisque firing)


£230 (all materials provided)

Using clay coiling* and slab building* techniques participants will design and build plant pots that take the shape of architecture, landscapes and abstract forms. Design the best pot solution for a specific plant and make pots to suit your house or garden space, from mini window ledge containers to patio monster pots. Terracotta plant pot clay will be used with different colours of clay incorporated as pots are being built. Participants will also have the opportunity to glaze their work with a range of colour. Choose from a range of plants provided or bring your favourite plant.

* Coiling is a hand method of forming pottery by building up the walls with coils of rope-like rolls of clay.

*Slab building is the use of rolled slabs of clay to create shapes that could never be produced using a potter’s wheel or that would be difficult to achieve with coiling.

Maximum 10 participants.

To book your place on one of these courses please contact agne@glasgowsculpturestudios.org or phone 0141 353 3708

Payment and booking can be made over the phone or online via Paypal: http://www.glasgowsculpturestudios.org/category/adultlearning/

Children’s Courses

Sculpture School with Lauren Gault

20 – 21 April 2017

10am – 3pm


A two day sculpture workshop tailored for children aged 6-12 to learn about and expand ideas of what sculpture is, what it can do and how to develop your own unique sculptural language individually and collaboratively. The first workshop will foster a new and expanded approach to the use of materials within sculpture, encouraging diverse responses to objects and use of experimental materials. The second day will initiate ideas around the use of the body, site and outdoors within sculpture, making ambitious collaborative sculptures.

DAY 1 – SUPER SCULPTURE! Children will each be given an object to respond to. They will carry out feeling and visual tests, writing their own written response to the object and its qualities. From there, they will develop their own material vocabulary, developing experimental mixed media sculptures that will describe that object using their own language. These will then be discussed and documented at the end.

DAY 2 – BODIES IN SPACE! The children will use their object responses from the previous day to work together to design and make large modular sculptures using movement, performance and photography to make a range of different forms.

Maximum 15 participants

All materials provided including lunch

Ages 6+

To book your place on any of this course please contact agne@glasgowsculpturestudios.org or phone 0141 353 3708.

Payment and booking can be made over the phone or online via Paypal: goo.gl/E6D3Ls

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To book your place on any of this course please contact agne@glasgowsculpturestudios.org or phone 0141 353 3708.

Payment and booking can be made over the phone or online via Paypal: goo.gl/E6D3Ls


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