Sculpture kit: the original 'stay home' kit for sculptors - with live tuition



Stay home and safe and get into sculpting with my original Stay Home Sculpting Kit.

This is far more than just a kit: you will receive an armature, a manual, access to Youtube tutorials and demos, model reference images, and two live 1-2-1 video calls with me to guide you along and answer any questions you have.

Sculpting makes the hours just fly by, keeping my brain active and engaged. You too can now learn how to sculpt a life-size portrait in clay with this Stay Home Sculpting Kit. The method of sculpting I will be teaching you is based on observation. No measurements of the model are required. This allows you to be free with your sculpting and train your eye.

You will be able to Fire or Mould and Cast your sculpture. I will be teaching the method for firing during this course.

*£10 of each kit purchased will go to Crisis UK, giving homeless people shelter, food, and access to education.

What's included in the price?

*. Flatpack wooden armature: a two-part wooden stand. Pre-drilled and fixings in the package. (one large screw). The tools needed for assembly are a screwdriver and drill.

*. Downloadable Model Reference photos: you will be sculpting a female portrait model, and will be able to download the reference photos (in Jpeg).

*. The 'Stay at Home sculpting manual' PDF Download. This manual is a Step by step instruction booklet written by myself for you to read through. I have written some of my Top Tips for you as well! You will be guided through from building the armature to how to finish your sculpture.

* Youtube demos: Each pre-recorded demo will demonstrate the different chapters of the manual. The Demonstrations will be accessible via a link to a private youtube playlist.

* Personal tutor video calls: you will receive two half an hour 1-2-1 video calls to discuss your sculpture at different stages. Calls will be arranged between the student and myself. I will be available to answer questions via email on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please feel free to send me images of your work throughout the process, you will receive 6 weeks of Annotated photo feedback.

What you will need

- A workspace
- An apron
- Internet connection
- Computer
- Video call
- Screw Driver/ Drill
- Newspaper
- Tape


Lydia Smith at Lydia Smith Sculpture Studio

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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Annie - - #29814

This is such a comprehensive and well planned out course for complete beginners and more advanced sculptors like myself just wanting a ‘personal sculptor trainer’
to keep me creatively motivated at home at times of my own choosing. Lydia’s teaching style is really clear and I love her ‘can do’ attitude and comprehensive instruction manual. This course would make a brilliant present for someone special!

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Emma Leybourne - - #29810

I recently purchased the stay at home sculpture kit and so far have been really impressed. I ordered the kit with the clay and tools included and everything arrived really quickly. The armature was really easy to put together. Lydia has been able to make this kit suitable for all abilities. As someone who is a complete beginner I think the details she has given have been very thorough, with clear instructions and reference photos to help. The demo was really clear and easy to follow. As a complete amateur I had some other questions just to check I was on the right track, Lydia is very approachable and replied really quickly and gave precise feedback in helping me improve. Thank you Lydia!

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