Sculpting is a spatial – in other words three-dimensional – visual art form. Various materials, such as stone, wood, concrete and clay, are used to sculpt works of art. You either remove or add material to give shape to your piece.

At X, we use clay; a highly versatile, natural material. For centuries, clay has been used to create everyday objects, such as pots, dishes, tiles and bricks. It's also an excellent material for sculpting, because you can model it with your bare hands and don’t need any other materials to make connections; this gives you, the artist, a lot of freedom.

Safety measures coronavirus:

  • Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule; however, it is still a sensible idea to allow each other plenty of room.
  • Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
  • Good hygiene remains important.
  • If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.
  • Inside Cafe X and at some events, a COVID certificate is required.

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During the Sculpting course, you’ll work on various projects and discover the many different ways you can model a piece with clay. You will learn the two most common techniques for creating shapes from clay; building up a hollow form and modelling a solid form. Both techniques require similar skills, which you’ll practice thoroughly throughout the course. You’ll also have the chance to create several pieces, and even to glaze one of your pieces if you'd like. After this course, you’ll have all the skills you need to create a piece of art using clay, resistant to the drying and firing process.

Schedule & enrolment


Riëlle Beekmans

Riëlle studied at the Academy for Art and Design in Den Bosch, in the direction of autonomous ceramics. She exhibits regularly and her work is included in corporate and private collections. In addition, Riëlle regularly gives clay workshops and courses at various organizations. 

Every week at the Open Studio: Fine Arts you can get to work in one of the eight fine arts disciplines. You can work independently on drawing & painting, fashion design, ceramics, jewellery design, photography, pottery, screen printing and, in this case, sculpting. You are warmly welcome if you have reached at least intermediate level in your discipline. If you are a beginner, you can take one of the introductory courses for each of the eight disciplines. Interested in finding out what happens every Saturday in the Open Studio: Fine Arts? If so, join the Facebook group.


The Open Studio: Fine Arts and events are included in the X subscription.

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Practical Information

Experience necessary
Assistants available
Reserve in advance
Friday from 18:00 until 23:00 and Saturday from 12:00 until 18:00