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Open Sculpture (4-week workshops)

  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square, Yardley Hastings Northampton, England, NN7 1EU United Kingdom (map)
©Sara Myers

©Sara Myers

Never made sculpture before? Want to make something 3-D but need help? Yardley Arts are piloting a new open sculpture workshop where advice, materials and tools will be available for making small table top size pieces in clay or plaster with the guidance of an experienced sculptor.

The workshops will be led by Sara Myers, a classically trained sculptor, and her approach is very much based on individual help and feedback.

This is an open course, which means you will be able to take the piece away with you to work on between sessions. All you need to do is supply the idea ... a drawing, a cut out, any kind of idea on a small scale with reference to images and size.

On signing up, send the images and size of the idea by email to This will allow you to discuss your approach in advance and start working on your project from the first session. If you don't have an idea but simply want to have a go at making something, there will be a range of sculpture exercises for you to choose from.

What to bring

Basic materials will be provided. These include plaster and clay materials including plaster sundries, mixing bowls, wire scrim, etc, along with plaster and clay tools including shared workshop tools. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for a small donation.

What to wear

Just wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and a large canvas apron, overalls or smock is ideal. Plaster can ruin clothes - so wear decorating or gardening clothes.

Dates and cost

Wednesdays 1pm to 4pm starting on 12 September for four weeks (ending 3rd October).

Cost: £85 for the course (£75 concessions for students/unemployed). Suitable for beginners and improvers. Age 16+. Spaces limited to 10, so early booking recommended!


Booking is via Yardley Arts. You can either email or book online. Your space(s) will be confirmed on receipt of payment.

About the tutor

For more information on your tutor and her art practice, view Sara Myers website.