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Figurative Sculpting - An introduction

Duration: Three Days

Price: £220

Run by: Sally Scholes
at The Sculpture Place


Newhampton Arts Centre
Dunkley Street
West Midlands

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About the Course

This course provides an introduction to sculpting the figure in clay. Participants will work from a life model. During day one a number of clay sketches will be made, the emphasis being on achieving proportion and gesture. Day two and three participants will look at human anatomy and will work on a final piece which can then be fired.
The course runs from 10am to 4pm each day
The course will be taught by Miranda Wakeman who is a professional sculptor and teacher with 20 years experience.

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What's included in the price?

All materials and equipment
Tea, coffee and biscuits
Free parking onsite and in the vicinity

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I have completed 5 different courses run by Sally at the Sculpture Place and have enjoyed every single one. The courses have ranged from Monday mornings over a 6 week period and 3 day consecutive classes. The studio is light and airy and located in a beautiful Victorian former school building and Miranda who teaches the class is a fantastic tutor with lots of patience!
The class is mixed ability and attended by regulars and new faces each time; the atmosphere is friendly and everyone is supportive and encouraging.
I am so pleased the Sculpture Place is running, it has taken me 20 years to find a local figurative sculpture class with expert tuition at such good value. I encourage everybody to sign up to a course - I cannot wait until my next one. See you soon Sally and Miranda!

- - #16262

I attended a 3 day course during which we fashioned a bust of a model. The old grammer school it is held in has a lovely artistic atmosphere. I had never worked with clay, but with excellent teaching and good company I had a lovely time, and produced my own mini “Epstein”! It was a great thing to do as an alternative break

- - #16101

An excellent workshop for any level of student. There are numerous tips to pick up, not just the tools and processes involved in sculpting. Having a tutor like Miranda helped to point out lots of insightful observations of the structure of the face and the small differences in form, which describe an individual face. I have come away knowing a lot more about the contours of the face and also the facial areas I have to work on in the future.
Miranda was very supportive and flexible in her approach to everyone. Her comments were always instructive and never critical, welcoming different working styles.
The sculpting room was comfortable and produced a lovely working and relaxed atmosphere between everyone.

- - #15977

I attended a 3day portrait workshop working in clay from a live model. Very good facilities & equipment, nice light room, friendly group & excellent tuition. I would thoroughly recommend the Sculpture Place to anyone keen to develop their sculpting. The Newhampton Art Centre is well located with easy walking distance from Wolverhampton station & town centre. Anne

- - #15976

This course appealed to me as I wanted to learn how to sculpt a face so I can apply the techniques to cake making. I have learnt how to use clay (which I was a complete novice to), use of tools, how to look for lines to help build the model, the importance of muscles in getting the correct shapes and many more techniques. Miranda Wakeman is a brilliant tutor who instructs you through every stage and pointing out areas that need 'tweeking' so you come away with a life size facial sculpture. I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 days at this site, the room was very airy and comfortable, parking is available and the hours passed quickly. I would highly recommend this course and are confident you will not be disappointed with the result, many thanks to Sally who organises everything.

- - #15972

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Course Start Dates

Monday 11th February 2019

  • Suitable for beginners

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