New British Art run a series of courses throughout the year. Although we have regular set dates, if you'd like to come on a course at a time to suit you, this can also be arranged - just give us a call.
All our courses are held at our studio base at Cilyrynys, a former dairy farm in rural Carmarthenshire in Wales. Although we are just a short 5 minute drive from the main A48 (about six miles from the M4), we are in a rolling valley surrounded by fields and woodland.
For those travelling from further afield, there are some fantastic places to stay nearby - we can send you a list with some ideas. There are also some lovely bistros and restaurants in the neighbourhood, or try Carmarthen town for a large choice of eateries.
Participants have access to our studios and workshops, with a kitchen, lounge area and a library of reference books and artworks. The studios look out across the valley, and you can explore our old farm buildings and nine acres of fields.
There is plenty to do nearby, with beautiful unspoilt beaches, woodland walks, castles and the Botanic Garden of Wales. The village of Porthyrhyd, with pubs and shop, is just over a mile from us.
Click on the links to the right for more information or call us on 01267 275449.
Bronze casting, mould making & sculpture
These courses are taught by experienced sculptor and bronze founder Mark Halliday. Mark trained in Foundry Practice at the Royal College of Art and is a skilled mould maker and metal caster, with many years experience as an artist and teacher. He has taught at Central Saint Martins, Birmingham School of Art and Cardiff School of Art and Design where he re-established a Fine Art Foundry and developed an MFA in Foundry Practice.
Mark is a founder member of New British Art, and has been involved in most of our art projects. In recent years he has worked to develop an experimental teaching foundry at our studio base in Wales as well as running an increasing number of specialist courses. He has worked one to one with individuals who want to build up their skills base or receive guidance and mentoring, and delivered low tech bespoke bronze casting courses at venues throughout Britain, utilising handmade portable equipment to produce high quality work. Courses have taken place at major art schools and other venues such as The Eden Project, Guggleton Art Centre in Dorset, Eton College and Rougemont School in Newport, Gwent. A group of students from De Montfort University, Leicester visited us this year to learn how to bronze cast.
You may be interested in these courses, which are run externally, by associates of ours
This new package includes a furnace, blower and the equipment you need to set up your own foundry. Included is a 3 day course to guide you through the process. Contact us for details!