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The clay portrait room

Duration: 9 evenings (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Price: £160

Book with: Anthony Griffiths
at The Carving Room

13 Deer Park View
SA71 5DD

Course Start Dates

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

About the Course

‘The art of portraiture is about looking, through observation we record form and detail’.

Learn to model a head in clay directly from life in Anthony’s purpose built studio workshop.

These classes are designed for complete beginners and for anyone with some experience to further develop your observational skills.
Working in clay from life - captures the likeness and character of the model.

Tuition is as a group and individually, which will help you understand and interpret what you see before you.
7.00 - 9.00pm

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools, clay and firing are included in the cost. Tea & coffee included during breaktimes which will include talks on sculpture heads by sculptors including Jacob Epstein and Picasso.

Want to review this course?

My wife had arranged a sculpting course for us as a gift and I'd understood (assumed!) this would be woodcarving, so I was somewhat taken aback when we arrived to find a life model and buckets of fresh clay!
Despite my initial reticence though, we both really enjoyed the course. Sculpting from a life model was certainly outside of my comfort zone, but the very relaxed atmosphere and Anthony's excellent tuition meant we were quickly in the swing of it.
The process over the 9 weeks is very well structured and allows you to build skills and an understanding of the materials and tools at a manageable pace, with an enjoyable level of challenge throughout.
The studio is a pleasant working environment and the other participants, some budding sculptors, some total beginners, were enjoyable company.

- - #26928

Just come back from my first evening at The Portrait Room and beforehand I was nervous that I would find it too challenging or that I wouldn't like it. --- I absolutely loved it, every aspect of the evening was just great.
Anthony planned the lesson so well and explained what to do so well. The model was so nice and relaxed, everyone was engrossed but there was a convivial atmosphere with chatting, a coffee/tea break and great surroundings made it a wonderful evening. So looking forward to next week.

- - #25209

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