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Figurative sculpture 2 day course: sculpt a plaster cast


About the Course

Sculpt pieces of Michelangelo's David!

On this 2-day sculpture course, you will be introduced and acquire the foundations of sculpting through developing your artistic observational skills and gaining knowledge of sculpture structure and anatomy. You will create your sculptures out of water-based clay.

Using Calipers, a Grid, and your eye you will copy a plaster cast feature from Michelangelo's David sculpture. You have the choice of Eye, Ear, Nose, and mouth.

The sculpture course will run over two days with an hour break each day for lunch. You have the opportunity to photograph your work at the end of the course and have a short informal critique.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, cups of tea and coffee will be provided… you just need to bring an apron!

- Clay: if you want to keep your sculpture you may purchase the clay you have used. Additionally, for an extra cost, I can hollow your sculpture and get it fired and shipped to you.


Lydia Smith at Lydia Smith Sculpture Studio
56 Dace Road
Greater London
E3 2NQ
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2 days (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Next available date

24th November 2020

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel

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- - #29808

I can’t think of anything more fun then spending the weekend sculpting and getting creative with clay, even thought I don’t really have any sculpting experience! Attending Lydia’s 2 day workshop where I sculpted an ear was so fun thanks to Lydia’s excellent and patient teaching skills! She teaches in a way that makes it fun and accessible even if you don’t have a clue what your doing! I will definitely be attending more of her workshops!

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- - #29807

I have to say you were amazing Lydia, the students loved it! You certainly know your craft, very professional and encouraging.

In-person course
- - #29806

Four evenings of highly enjoyable and intensive sculpting with Lydia surpassed all of my expectations. Previous pottery classes gave me the basics, but her teaching and considerate approach took my work to a much higher level. If I had the opportunity to work with Lydia again I would do so in the knowledge that I would continue to develop my potential!

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- - #29805

I completed work experience with Lydia, she was an amazing teacher and not only taught me moulding and sculpting skills but showed me what it was like in the art industry by taking me to studios such as Pinewood and Leavesden. She has also helped me with my university portfolio by suggesting what order my pieces should be in, what to add/remove and also tips for the actual interview.

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