Venue, Timing and Cost
The Thursday Evening sculpture classes runs weekly in the summer term 2021, and takes place in Garford OX13 5PF at "Sculpture Workshops Oxford. To allow for social distancing, the classes are held under two gazebos in the garden of sculptor Beatrice Hoffman. The sessions last for three hours, with a coffee break in the middle; maximum of eight students, at separate tables. Beginners and all levels of ability welcome!
The teaching approach is informal and friendly, with an equal emphasis on enjoyment, and technical, artistic and creative skills, :
For that reason, students can pick any topic that they feel drawn to - animals, human figure or head, or abstract form.
Much inspiration and teaching materials are on offer: educational plaster casts ( facial features, head and torso) , toy animals, natural objects and sculptures are on display, as well as hundreds of laminated images and many books.
Some reviews by students:
“A wonderful course. Learn-as-you-go in a relaxed atmosphere....Beatrice is encouraging, straight talking, knowledgeable, patient and kind, I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days and I learned so much. Highly recommend it.”