Sculpture at DVSA
About our programs
An ideal medium for exploring the world of three dimensions, Sculpture at Dundas Valley School of Art offers opportunities to get your hands on and begin shaping clay, plaster, soapstone, wire and more.
If you encountered a beautiful cathedral, would you walk all around to fully admire it? Or would you just look at it from the front?
For many of us, the answer would be to view it from one perspective. In our media heavy world dominated by flat, 2 dimensional images from photography and video, we risk losing awareness of the 3 dimensional realm. By learning to work and experience in 3-D, we become more visually aware, see with fresh eyes and cultivate a new understanding of form and space – all essential skills for a developing artist.
Sculpture is an ideal medium for an artist to explore the world of three dimensions. Sculpture classes for the Hamilton/Burlington region at DVSA are designed to accommodate beginner to more advanced students and offer opportunities to get your hands on and begin shaping clay, plaster, soapstone, wire and more. Projects include figure and abstract sculpture, carving and portrait modelling – each providing an in-depth overview of the required tools and materials and a step-by-step guide to traditional sculpture process and methods.
Plenty of group and individual instruction is provided throughout and the collective exchange of ideas and knowledge is encouraged. Clay projects are often kiln fired upon completion to create a finished piece.