In this workshop we will be copying the female body and scaling it down to half-life size.
The focus of the class will be on understanding the anatomy and proportions of the figure. I will be demonstrating the underlying anatomical structures through processes like drawing muscles directly on to the model. We will take basic measurements from the model to establish her proportions, but mainly work on improving our observational skills and creating a fresh study which captures the essence of the model.
All workshops are taught in small groups including individuals with a range of abilities. Whether you are experienced or a complete beginner, this class is a perfect exercise for you to improve your sculpting skills.
All materials and tools will be provided.
This is an intense class but also a wonderful one, come and join me for a weekend of sculpture, concentration, and art!
Please note that the final work will be in wet clay, contact me in advance if you wish to have it molded or take it away with you.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, The Figurative Sculpture School
The classes are taught by Livia Turco a classical figurative Italian sculptor, trained in the classical Arts since the age of 14, her studies based on the human anatomy, history of arts, life drawing and Modelling. Moved in 2000 to London where she furthered her studies under the tutelage of Allan Sly at Wimbledon School of Arts, now University of the Arts London. Since graduation she has been working for Madame Tussauds to the present time, as body and head portrait sculptor, where the knowledge of anatomy and great observation skills are required. She also tutor the Madame Tussauds junior sculptors in her atelier.
She has also worked for different artist and various film productions. In 2015, started working along side Allan Sly at University of the Arts London teaching at the Technical Arts and Special Effects course.
Since the Academic year 2016-17 she is leading the sculpture projects at the Technical Arts and Special Effect course.
Here Livia developed a great passion for teaching and opened her atelier to students, to share her passion.
You might wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes from the clay dust.
This class is open to all levels.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.