Introduction to portrait sculpture at Middleton Hall

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This weekend course is for anyone who would like to learn how to begin creating a realistic portrait in clay. Introducing the fundamental skills needed we take take the long-established academic approach focusing on technique, proportion, structure and anatomy using traditional style portrait busts as models. Suitable for complete beginners or more experienced sculptors.

The course is taught by Miranda, a professional figurative sculptor and trained tutor with over 20 years experience.

You may take your portrait sculpture home at the end of the course or leave it to be fired and collect it later.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools, materials, reference, tutoring and firing of work plus light refreshments throughout the day.


Miranda Wakeman at Amerton Arts Studio

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Middleton Hall
B78 2AE

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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