The Language of Movement in Sculpture

This course examines the history and development of movement in sculpture. We will look at its many manifestations over time and in different cultures; from the monumental muscular flow of the classical Greek and the breath of Chinese sculpture, to the force in some Japanese sculpture, the bubbling excitement of the Late Italian Renaissance, to the vigour of Rodin in France and the vibrant fizz of light in the 20th century all over Europe. Each week we will make a figure sculpture supported by drawing that addresses a new approach, giving life and energy to the static material of sculpture. The model will at times be still or will move around the studio for students to draw and then sculpt the figure. This course presents a whole history of different speeds and sensations of movement which over the term will amount to a rich diversity of perceptions, interpretations and techniques. It is designed to appeal to all levels of ability.



Full-time BA students studying for a degree in Fine Art receive up to a 75% discount. Those studying on design or applied arts degrees may also be eligible on a case-by-case basis. Student ID and proof of enrollment must be submitted.

Full-time practising fine artists under 40 years of age in need of financial help may apply for a 75% discount on a maximum of two courses; applicants must submit a portfolio of ten drawings and fill in an application form which can be downloaded from the website. Please find the submissions dates here. Please contact the office in advance of submitting your application to reserve a place on your chosen course and check the portfolio submission dates. 

Primary and secondary school teachers who teach art receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof in the form of a letter from their head teacher or the head of the art department.

Individuals on job seekers allowance receive a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently on the job seekers register.

Postgraduate alumni of the Royal Drawing School receive a 50% discount. 

Individuals who receive disability support are eligible for a 50% discount; to apply participants must submit proof that they are currently receiving this allowance.

Tower Hamlet and Hackney residents are eligible for a 25% discount; to apply participants must show proof of living in these boroughs. 

Individuals over the age of 60 may apply for a 10% discount.

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