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This 7-week course will introduce individuals of all abilities to different elements of three-dimensional production, specialising in various craft-based techniques.
With materials ranging from plaster to wax, clay to wire, students will be offered a unique opportunity to explore, develop and combine a diverse range of hand-making skills, helping them build creative knowledge in aspects of scale, form, texture and finish.
Designed to be as flexible and fun as possible, at the end of the course participants will have created their own collection of experimental sculptures to take home, each object possessing their own distinct style that reflects the personality and skill of their maker.
Please note that the ticket cost for this course includes a range of tools required for the course, along with the materials you will be using throughout the term; from clay and wire to plaster and wax.
About the tutor
Ronan is a visual artist and researcher based in Belfast, who is currently completing a practice-based PhD with Belfast School of Art. He has trained as a fine artist specialising in research surrounding social class and queer identity within the contexts of contemporary craft.
In 2020 he received a Fellowship to Teaching Award from Ulster University, where he worked across various departments including fine art, sculpture and applied art (textile, ceramics and design). From foundation-level to Masters students, Ronan has presented educational seminars and studio critiques, delivered group workshops and individual tutorials and supervised assessments and grading for students (written and verbal).
He is currently a member of two artist-led studio groups based in Belfast (Flax Studios and Arcade Studios), where he regularly contributes to exhibitions, mentorship activities, production residencies and collaborations. Most recently Ronan was commissioned to develop and independently oversee a public engagement programme for Catalyst Arts, Belfast.