An introduction to portrait sculpture

portrait sculpting


This weekend course introduces the fundamental skills needed to create a portrait in clay. We will cover the techniques of working with clay and best use of different tools along with the principles of proportion, structure and anatomy.

We use existing portrait busts to work from so that everyone can get up close to study or feel form and take measurements, which is a traditional, and very effective, learning practice. 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 materials are included, there is free parking on site.


Miranda Wakeman at Amerton Arts Studio

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Chillington Hall
Codsall Wood

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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

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