Introduction to Sculpture SCQF 6 (Portree) NQ

What is special about this course?

Are you interested in sculpture? Would you like to experiment with a variety of materials including wire, clay, plaster, recycled and found objects to create your own three-dimensional work? All work is project based and you will be encouraged to research sculptors and artists to inspire your practice and develop your practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of a range of sculptural techniques. By exploring textures and form through drawing and sketchbook work you will develop a body of work and skills in refining and presenting your project work. Your artwork will be included in the end of year student exhibition. 

See student work at our Creative Student Showcase 2022

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those with a keen interest in Art and who have skills in drawing and wish to further develop work. It is also open to those with limited experience of art who are looking to enter further education at an introductory level, or looking to study for leisure.

  • Introduction to Sculpture
  • Exploratory Media Handling
  • Sketchbook Development
  • Expressive Drawing
  • Exhibition Presentation


There will be a £25 fee to cover materials.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Leisure

How long will my course last?

34 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Portree
    • Portree

Start date



Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.


A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.
This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.
You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may consider progressing onto our NC Art and Design Portfolio or HNC Contemporary Art Practice.

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