Sculpture - found objects - for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for beginners who want to make quirky and fun small-scale sculptures for the house or garden. Come along and make something unique. Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Please note this course is un on alternate Saturdays.

Course content

You will learn different methods for joining, gluing, jointing, wiring, soldering and fabricating to make a sculpture. This could be an animal, figure, or an abstract piece.

Support and feedback

The tutor will be there for help and support.

Additional costs and requirements

Any materials you think may be useful: driftwood, plastics, fabric, ribbon, beads, shells, anything. The more choice you have, the better the outcome will be. We will pool our resources as a group to give a greater range.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a  short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged  over 19 on 31st August 2018 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College (Petroc) for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.

Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.

His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.

He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.

His work is in various public and private collections including; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.

Start date10 Nov 2018
End date24 Nov 2018
Start time10:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available