Sculpture at Half Acre Studios: The Expressive Figure in Wax and Ciment Fondu



Come and experience working in Half Acre Studios, run by artist and tutors Sam Halstead and Phoebe Stannard. Boasting a bespoke sculpture, drawing and print studio, surrounded by a lush sculpture garden at the top of picturesque Boscastle, a harbour village on the North Cornish coast.

Drawing directly from the model in the studio on the first day, students will over the course of a week develop these drawings into sculptural forms. First working in modelling wax then Ciment Fondu to create 2 pieces. Armature making skills will also be included. Students will gain a deeper understanding of anatomy, movement memory and imagination, allowing for a more informed use of expressive modelling skills.

We will limit numbers to a maximum of 8 students to allow lots of space and individual tuition. Messy clothes advised.

We will be working as safely as possible, following government advice, with hand wash stations and sanitiser available. Tutor has an up to date DBS check.

​Adults, all abilities welcome.

Sam Halstead

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Materials included in the cost are 12.5kg of Ciment Fondu, Scrim, 3kg Modelling wax and armature materials. More can be purchased if needed.

Tea and coffee available, please bring a packed lunch.


Sam Halstead at Half Acre Studios
Half Acre
Mount Pleasant
PL35 0BJ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday

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