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In-person classLife modelling - 5 days course
5(7 reviews)
In this workshop we will be copying the female body and scaling it down to half-life size.
Brixton
from £450 pp
15 minute course
Beginner
What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

You might wish to bring an apron to protect your clothes from the clay dust.

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5(7 reviews)
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Hannah - April 15th
An amazing course by a talented inspiring teacher. I took the week long half lifesize figure sculpting course with Livia and can feel the benefits in my sculpting already. Livia can quickly identify areas you need to work on and help you resolve them. Livia has really got the balance right of allowing you to get on and sculpt and stepping in to critic. I would really recommend this course if you want to improve your sculpting skills as well as your anatomical knowledge.
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Anonymous - March 31st
This my second course with Livia. Very good ! Highly recommend it. Freindly but demanding, a real must for anyone seriously interested in figurative sculpture. Livia is a fabulous teacher. Brilliant course !
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Anonymous - March 4th
I have had the pleasure of being taught by Livia for the past year. I created a life size figure in a fairly difficult pose. It was my first life size figure after only having created a half life torso, also taught by Livia. I would not have been able to have improved and developed my sculpting abilities without the sensitivity and understanding of Livia. She is incredibly knowledgable, making sure her students have a basic understanding of anatomy to develop whilst sculpting. Livia works with the individual, adapting her teaching to the style of the student, which helps students learn and develop at a faster rate. I could not have asked for a better or more qualified tutor to help me through my final year of my degree.
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Age Requirement

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Teacher

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…

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Brixton
246 Stockwell Road
SW9 9SP
London
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Hannah - April 15th
An amazing course by a talented inspiring teacher. I took the week long half lifesize figure sculpting course with Livia and can feel the benefits in my sculpting already. Livia can quickly identify areas you need to work on and help you resolve them. Livia has really got the balance right of allowing you to get on and sculpt and stepping in to critic. I would really recommend this course if you want to improve your sculpting skills as well as your anatomical knowledge.
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Anonymous - March 31st
This my second course with Livia. Very good ! Highly recommend it. Freindly but demanding, a real must for anyone seriously interested in figurative sculpture. Livia is a fabulous teacher. Brilliant course !
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Anonymous - March 4th
I have had the pleasure of being taught by Livia for the past year. I created a life size figure in a fairly difficult pose. It was my first life size figure after only having created a half life torso, also taught by Livia. I would not have been able to have improved and developed my sculpting abilities without the sensitivity and understanding of Livia. She is incredibly knowledgable, making sure her students have a basic understanding of anatomy to develop whilst sculpting. Livia works with the individual, adapting her teaching to the style of the student, which helps students learn and develop at a faster rate. I could not have asked for a better or more qualified tutor to help me through my final year of my degree.
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Sasha - February 28th
I've learnt so much from Livia. She's able to quickly identify where you are going wrong with a sculpture and give perceptive advice which puts you back on the right track. This efficiency means you are able to achieve a lot in a session. Her knowledge of anatomy is extensive and she is always right! Being a former Madame Tussauds sculptor, she's able to cater for all abilities and tutor you right up to hyper realism if thats what you're aiming for, so even very experienced sculptors can learn a hell of a lot from her. Her classes are always fun and relaxed, but focused, you are there to learn!I would love to be a sculptor one day and this course has dramatically improved my anatomical knowledge!
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Anonymous - February 27th
Livia has so much passion and knowledge of sculpting the human body to pass on. Great course, great teacher.I’ve learnt so muchCan’t wait to attend more classes
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Ted - February 27th
Superb course ! Would highly recommend it to anyone serious about figurative sculpture. Livia is a very talented sculptor and teacher. The atmosphere is friendly but businesslike. Caters for a variety of skill levels. A wonderful experience where you learn allot. Good fun and very worthwhile.
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Tabitha - February 22nd
This course was INCREDIBLE- highlight of the year. Livia is so talented and has teaching skills to help any ability. She took our class of sculptors and taught us SO much. I am sure this course will benefit my sculpting career and grow my knowledge of anatomy but more importantly it has reignited my love for sculpture. Livia teaches with such passion you cannot help but come away refreshed and revived. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in sculpture whether as a hobbyist or as an experienced professional Livia will have much to teach you.