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Life-sized portraiture modelling in Leeds

Duration: Two days

Price: £320

Book with: Rebecca Catterall
at Sunken Studio

Beaver House
West Yorkshire
LS10 1LB

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Look - Record - Represent - Understand

Looking, I mean really looking, is usually the bedrock: the fundamental principle on which every creative endeavour is placed. Where, for many, their formal journey begins and to where they return when things get tough.

In this course you’ll work from life to create a life-size three-dimensional portrait. Working with sculptor Keziah Burt and a sitter/model you will refine your observational and clay modelling skills. Over three days you’ll develop an understanding of facial anatomy, likeness and gesture to sculpt an accurate, three-dimensional clay study.

At the end of the course you will have a solid life-size clay head. It will not be fired. An additional hollowing out session and firing can be arranged.

Prerequisites: none, designed for beginners or anyone wanting to refine existing skills.

Keziah Burt is portrait sculptor based in Yorkshire. Keziah undertakes private and public commissions in bronze, cast stone and ceramic.

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What's included in the price?



Post production costs: firings and glazing service.


Booking fees.

Review this course

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends