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Sculpture Studio Open Day

Sculpture Studio Open Day

Enjoy Free Taster Sessions: Park Walk Sculpture Studio Open Day

Kensington and Chelsea College’s Park Walk Sculpture Studio is opening its doors to the public for a special Open Day on September 3rd offering guests the chance to sample a range of free taster sessions.

Guests will be able to enjoy a tour of the studio, watch performance art and take part in life drawing, clay modelling, stone carving and body casting taster sessions.

Tutors and former students will also be on hand at the event to talk to guests about the range of courses on offer, including the one year Professional Development Sculpture Diploma starting from September 16th.

The one year course is designed for artists looking to develop their portfolios and offers students the chance to experiment with a variety of media and participate in group exhibitions. All courses at the studio are taught by professional, practising artists providing technical help and tutorial guidance to learners each step of the way.

Former Professional Development in Sculpture student David Vassie said:

‘Not only are you given a personal studio space but the main building at Park Walk is able to accommodate large scale work if needed and is also a great space to collaborate ideas, theory and practical work. Materials can be bought onsite and anything specialized can be bought in. There are two kilns, one for large work and one smaller in size. A band saw, hot melt rubber stove and three good size workbenches with an array of tools at your disposal that you are taught how to use.’

‘The tutoring is excellent! Tim, Jane and Marie provide a mix of the highest standard. There was a great atmosphere within our year group and it was wonderful to see support from other students and tutors.’

‘My work took a leap off of the pages of my sketchbook to finally exist in a 3 dimensional space. I achieved more than I could have hoped for whilst working at Park Walk, so much so, that I am now applying for an MA, to start in September 2014.’

The Open Day will take place from 2pm to 8pm, on Tuesday September 3rd, at the Park Walk Sculpture Studio, Park Walk School, Park Walk SW10 0AY.

Park Walk Sculpture Studio is nestled in the heart of Chelsea and has been training sculptors for over 30 years, keeping alive the traditions of renowned masters such as Michelangelo and Rodin in the modern age, as well as encouraging contemporary, abstract and conceptual art works.

The college’s successful Arts Department enjoys a high-profile reputation, and has a successful student alumni which includes Turner prize nominee Spartacus Chetwynd; artist Julie Bennett who was labelled ‘one of Saatchi’s new stars’ by The Independent and Millie Pilkington who was commissioned by Clarence House as Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s private photographer for their wedding. Kensington and Chelsea College also recently became an associate college member for The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural – a status awarded to only a select number of colleges.