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Clay modelling - sculpt a portrait head


About the Course

You will sculpt a full size portrait head in clay working from a life model. Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced sculptor this course is suitable for you.
We are based at the Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton, the studio is in a light and spacious Victorian classroom.

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What's included in the price?

All equipment, materials, and firing are included.
Tea and coffee.
There is also a cafe on site.
Free parking available at the venue and in the locality.


Sally Scholes at The Sculpture Place
Newhampton Arts Centre
Dunkley Street
West Midlands
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Two Days (10am-4pm)

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In-person course
- - #23738

I spent a very enjoyable 3 days at the Sculpture Place. It was well organised by Sally and I met a lot of very interesting people. Miranda is an excellent teacher, very patient and encouraging. Highly recommended. It was a belated birthday present and one of the best ever!

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- - #18735

I thoroughly recommend the courses here and Miranda as tutor. In March 2018 we did a six-week one-morning-a-week life sculpting course and were both delighted with our progress, the instruction and model. The three-hour session was split into two: in the first we made a new model from scratch and in the second we worked on the same model, producing figures we are happy to display. I've just completed a six-week portrait head course that was a similar excellent experience. This time we built a single full-size head, adjusting and improving in each session until a good likeness was achieved. Miranda encourages students to look, and rotates the model frequently to give the different viewpoints necessary to see the whole form. I've adopted the building processes into my own practice; I've learned a lot and look forward to more courses next year.

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- - #17606

I absolutely loved this course; I learnt so much and was over the moon with my results. Miranda is an expert in the industry and an excellent teacher who guides and encourages you every step of the way. The venue is light and spacious and is organised by Sally who is most welcoming and helpful.
I didn’t realise there was a course like this so close to home, I will certainly be attending more 😊 I highly recommend this course to beginners and more experienced sculptors.

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- - #15099

3day sculpting course- Portrait .Having wanted to do sculpture since school, centuries ago, I finally found a course. What a pleasure it was. The 3day course was brilliant. Sally ( the organiser) was so welcoming , and Miranda an excellent teacher. She encourages you to see things as they actually are,and enables you to translate them into your own piece of work. Beginners and experienced all blend together, and the day flies by!

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- - #15094

Miranda is an excellent patient and encouraging even to total novices as I was! She really does help you to see 'around corners' and think around the work without it feeling too technically baffling. Sally always has the Studio up and running, it's such a light airy welcoming space with everything to hand that you need....including the kettle!
The three day course is brilliant because you can get totally immersed in the piece and see the process through to completion. Excellent value, excellant teaching .... and lovely relaxed friendly company!

In-person course
- - #6815

It's a great space, the light is wonderful and there's plenty of room to work. The tutoring is excellent. It's so helpful to have a long working session and a variety of models, three different ones so far. The classes are well attended, there's a range of abilities and a very positive atmosphere. So there's plenty of encouragement for anyone who's at all lacking in confidence or experience. I've been attending sculpture classes for a while, and for me this is the most interesting and the most enjoyable. And the fees are really competitive.

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- - #6764

The tuition is excellent and I have learned more in one class than I have in 4 other starter classes.
The variety of angles and tips have been invaluable amd I feel myself really improving.
It is really great value and we'll worth embarking on a course.

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