Summer School // Sculpting Centaurs and Mythology

This one-week course offers the opportunity to delve into the extraordinary and intriguing subject of the Centaur. The Centaur derives from classical Greek mythology, but what it means and symbolises has evolved and changed, and continues to be culturally significant. Beyond the mythology, the Centaur offers technical opportunities; we will be drawing and sculpting the human body, female and male, and then the equine form too, so we will cover a lot of ground. How do we fuse these two creatures together to produce our sculpture and what pose, of the many, do we adopt to define how we individually interpret the Centaur? This mythical figure occupies the borders of where the rational meets the irrational, or is it just closer to a certain sort of truth? The excitement in delving into this subject allows for all sorts of opportunities for expression, interpretation and drama through what we make. 

This intense week will provide useful practical and theoretical artistic information, examining rich and diverse cultural artistic references. The final sculpture will measure roughly 30cms x 30cms high x 10cms and will be built around a metal armature and sculpted over in wax. All levels welcome

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Summer School courses.

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