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In-person classPortrait Masterclass - 2 Day
5(4 reviews)
Learn to sculpt a portrait from life in clay, a weekend dedicated to sculpture and art.

Brixton

£180 pp

12 hour course

Beginner

What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

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!

Latest Reviews
5(4 reviews)
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Anonymous - May 4th
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!!
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Brian - February 24th
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 - February 22nd
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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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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Anonymous - May 4th
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!!
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Brian - February 24th
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 - February 22nd
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 - February 22nd
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.