What you will do
12 hour course
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 proportions. The class starts with a clear explanation of 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 won't stray away.
The class is open to all levels as it is a maximum of 9 students, this ensures each student receives all the attention required.
For lunch, we can go to Brixton village where we can find all different kinds of bars and cafes! Tea- coffee and fruit is available through the lesson! We end the lesson on Sunday evening.
The final product will be a clay head, you can take pictures or take home your work for an additional cost that covers for the material.
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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 studio.
She is working on public sculptures, mostly in America, private commissions 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.
Bring an apron or an old shirt, we work clay, it washes off easily but you might want to have an apron to protect your clothes!
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.