Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day by The Figurative Sculpture School - art in London
Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day by The Figurative Sculpture School - art in London

Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day

Learn to sculpt a portrait from life in clay, a weekend dedicated to sculpture and art.

Sculpture Class

12 hour course

Beginner

Brixton SW9

Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day
by The Figurative Sculpture School
12 hour course
£180 per person
Flexitime
from £180 per person

Classes

12 hour course

Daytime

Learn a process method technique, how to take measurements without depending on them, which tools are best and how to use them.

During the class we will explore how to understand the underlying anatomy and the proportions. The class starts with a clear explanation on the skull and muscles, comparing a resin skull to the head of the model.

You will learn how to portray the model by developing observation skills, understanding how to separate the superficial shapes from the structure and begin to develop your own style. You will pick up very valuable tips on how to work independently and or from photographic references.

On the Saturday we concentrate on the basic structure of the head preparing for the Sunday when we will work on finer details. I will offer you a structured method of work, the same used by the Madame Tussauds Sculptors, however you will be encouraged to develop your own way, as this is the key to enjoyment, the tutor will be by your side making sure that you wont stray away.

The class is open to all levels as it is a maximum of 6 students, this ensure each student receive all the attention required.

For lunch we can go to Brixton village where we can find all different kinds of bars and cafes!bTea- coffee- biscuits- home made cake and fruit is available through the lesson! We end the lesson on Sunday evening with a celebratory glass of wine!

The final product will be a clay head, you can take pictures or have the studio to mould and cast it for at an extra cost.

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Sat 27 Jul 2019, 10:00am - 5:00pm
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Sun 28 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Flexitime Class

This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.

Number of people in an Obby Flexitime classYou need to be a group of 4
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Reviews (4)
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Sam
22 Feb
ruly an irreplaceable tutor. Livia has taught me so much in the short time I've spent with her. In three short projects, I feel confident enough to carry on sculpting. Unfortunately I no longer have Livia as a tutor and am very envious of previous students that were given access to her wealth of knowledge throughout their degree. Livia forms an instant bond with her students and creates a humorous atmosphere but somehow maintains an environment, where teaching and education prevail. I hope I stay in contact with Livia and am very thankful for all that she has taught me.
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Anonymous
22 Feb
Thank you Livia for a wonderful class! Such a lovely environment to sculpt in, very welcoming and encouraging with an excellent teacher and model! I loved picking up invaluable hints and tips from Livia's vast experience and knowledge, which helped me to get my head around all the processes and pitfalls of creating a true likeness in a portrait. Such an engaging and satisfying experience, I highly recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in sculpture, professional or beginner. I will certainly be doing more.Ps. She makes a wicked chocolate cake :)

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Sam
22 Feb
ruly an irreplaceable tutor. Livia has taught me so much in the short time I've spent with her. In three short projects, I feel confident enough to carry on sculpting. Unfortunately I no longer have Livia as a tutor and am very envious of previous students that were given access to her wealth of knowledge throughout their degree. Livia forms an instant bond with her students and creates a humorous atmosphere but somehow maintains an environment, where teaching and education prevail. I hope I stay in contact with Livia and am very thankful for all that she has taught me.
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Anonymous
22 Feb
Thank you Livia for a wonderful class! Such a lovely environment to sculpt in, very welcoming and encouraging with an excellent teacher and model! I loved picking up invaluable hints and tips from Livia's vast experience and knowledge, which helped me to get my head around all the processes and pitfalls of creating a true likeness in a portrait. Such an engaging and satisfying experience, I highly recommend this class to anyone who has an interest in sculpture, professional or beginner. I will certainly be doing more.Ps. She makes a wicked chocolate cake :)
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Brian
24 Feb
This was a fantastic introduction to sculpting for me. The class was the right size and included a range of talent and Livia was excellent in tailoring her approach to each student. She taught well and I learned some excellent technique. Time seemed to fly by. Would I go again? - Absolutely!
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Anonymous
4 May
Livia is such a brilliant teacher and I left on Sunday feeling like I'd achieved a lot in the two days and really improved my sculpting! A really fun and challenging weekend and I will definitely be booking another class soon!!

Class location

Brixton
246 Stockwell Road
SW9 9SP
London

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Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day by The Figurative Sculpture School - art in London

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.

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Notes

Bring an apron or an old shirt, we work in red terracotta clay, it washes off easily but you might want to have an apron to protect your clothes!

Age Requirement

14

All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Portrait Masterclass - 2 Day
by The Figurative Sculpture School
12 hour course
£180 per person
Flexitime
from £180 per person
12 hour course
from £180 per person