Sculpture Workshop

SOLD OUT: Sun 9 Oct, 10.30am - 4pm, £65 (Members £48.75)


Learn the basics of welding and metalwork with artist Gillian Brent and create a sculpture for your home or garden inspired by Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure.


During this workshop you will investigate Des Hughes' sculpture of a Reclining Figure and find out about how he has been inspired and influenced by the work of Henry Moore.

You will initially create a maquette in wire of a reclining figure based on observations and drawings they have made of each other in various reclining positions. After instruction on welding and metal work processes and safety procedures, you will pair up with another participant to work together helping each other create individual sculptures in steel, cutting, shaping and welding the metal to construct each piece.

By the end of the workshop you will have each created a steel sculpture approximately 60cms long to take home with you.

Please Note

The process of welding metal creates a lot of sparks so please wear old clothes and solid footwear. Long sleeves and trousers are essential. Fleeces and nylon clothing is not suitable as it burns easily. Leather aprons, gloves and appropriate eye protection will be provided.

About the Tutor

Gillian Brent is a sculptor who makes works for gallery spaces and for the public realm. Gillian has worked with welded steel all her career, working both with and against its structural and industrial properties. For more information about her work visit her website


To book a place on this workshop click here.

Half of the allocated places are offered at the Members discounted rate of 25%. A two-week priority booking period (prior to the publication of the gallery’s What’s On guide) is offered to all Members and discounted places are sold on a first come, first served basis. To find out about becoming a member click here. If you have any questions or special requirements  then don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing or calling 01924 247398.


  • 09 October 2016