Paper Mache Sculpture

Ref: C3127892

Learn paper mache techniques to design and create your own sculptural forms. Explore different construction methods - such as using armatures, moulds and templates - to build your sculpture. Experiment with decorative techniques to enhance your creations. Have fun and share ideas.

Additional information about this course

A list of materials required will be supplied via canvas following enrolment.

Course aim

Enjoy learning new skills and exploring creative work in a relaxed and supportive environment. Learn paper mache techniques to design and create your own sculpture or 3d form.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Prepare and identify materials for paper mache construction.
  • Build a simple form using a newspaper, cardboard or wire armature.
  • Decorate sculpture using paint or collage techniques.
  • Build confidence in creative work by exploring processes and sharing work with others.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • See Canvas for full Materials List PVA glue Flat bristle brush/ decorators brush Newspaper Cardboard Clingfilm Wire/ chicken wire - optional Acrylic paint Tissue paper Collage materials e.g. magazine cuttings

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Paper Mache Sculpture


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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