The aim of the course is to give you experience of a range of wax mixtures and techniques, stressing the versatility of the material, and its variety and affinity with the surfaces and textures of the body.
The art - and cultural history - of wax in medicine, fine art and religion will be discussed and explored through lectures and a visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum.
Wax is a transient and fluid medium often used to make artworks that contemplate fragility and mortality, and our projects will cover not only technique but also the atmospheric and emotive possibilities.
This course will be held in the studios at the Ruskin’s dynamic new development at 128 Bullingdon Road, Oxford OX4 1QP.
All specialist materials will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing.
Light refreshments are available all day. Lunch is not provided but can be purchased from a range of nearby cafes and delicatessens.
Tuition is in English. No academic or artistic criteria are required for attendance on this course although participants must be 16 year old and over. Please be aware that there is very limited disabled access at the Ruskin.
For further information, please email email@example.com, or phone: +44-(0)1865 276940
Booking is done through the University of Oxford's Online Store. We regret that the Ruskin cannot reserve places or take payment for bookings.
There are three payment rates available :
Students and over-65s (5% discount): £760.00
Oxford University students, staff and alumni(10% discount): £720.00
If you select a discounted booking rate, you will need to present your University alumni/staff card, NUS card, or some form of identification indicating your status at the start of the course.
These courses are non-residential – participants must arrange their own travel and accommodation. To enjoy the full University of Oxford experience, we recommend booking accommodation in nearby colleges through University Rooms (guests must be 21 or over, or accompanied by someone over 21).
Please note the Ruskin's cancellation policy for the summer short courses. These policies are in contrast to the terms and conditions listed on the online store and take precedence over that policy.
A Deposit, calculated as 15% of the course fee, applies to all courses.
Any booking that is cancelled more than one month before the start date of a course will receive a refund of any fees paid minus the Deposit.
Cancellations received within one month of the start of a course will not be eligible for any refund. The Ruskin strongly recommends that customers take out travel insurance against loss of the course fee in case they need to cancel at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Where a customer wishes to cancel a place on one course and transfer to another, this refund policy will normally apply.
The Ruskin reserves the right to cancel a course up to one month before the start date of a course, beyond that point, a course will be guaranteed. If a course is cancelled by the school, participants will be refunded in full.