Sculpture: Figure Sculpting

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Learn figure sculpting with our Sculpture courses in Sydney.

This figure-sculpting course is a life-modelling class designed for both beginning and advanced students interested in the human figure as a subject of art.

Sculpting directly in clay and working from a model, you will study the body’s three-dimensional form with emphasis placed on the fundamental sculptural principles of proportion, volume and movement.

In this course, you will learn about materials, images, discuss sculpting and undertake warm-up exercises with clay. Using various clay modelling techniques, you will revolve around the model, sculpting from each new view. We will look at composition angles and volumes, structural integrity, contour, gesture, flow and weight.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to

  • model clay from life utilising additive and reductive techniques
  • demonstrate several textural techniques used in surface treatment
  • use clay modelling tools
  • critique figure sculptures with consideration to composition, proportion, volume, weight, rhythm and texture

Ideal for…

This course is designed for both beginners and experienced students.

Course content

  • The principles of Sculpture
  • Modelling techniques
  • Clay movement
  • Composition, proportion and volume

What we provide

  • Clay (Keanes White Raku)
  • Tools for modelling clay
  • Melanine board

Please come prepared

  • Music on CD for listening
  • Notebook for sketching and information
  • Any clay modelling tools, knife, cutting wire, scoop, rubber kidney, wooden hand tools, finishing tools, dentistry tools
  • A large floored strong box to transport your clay sculpture home safely

Other information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • You may prefer to bring packed lunch, snacks and water, as choices are limited nearby

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown

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Sculpture: Figure Sculpting

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$189 Limited inc GST / $151.20 / $170.10
Materials provided and included in the course fee.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Friendly and fun. Great atmosphere. The teacher was very welcoming to beginners.

  • said: Totally immersive experience, very interesting insights into sculpture and how to approach it.

  • said: It was super hands on and informative which gave me what i needed to further pursue independent study :)

  • said: Great hands on course with an amazing tutor!

  • said: 5 stars!

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