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5(2 reviews)
Sculpt a portrait from life, a weekend dedicated to sculpture!

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What happens in this class?

Portrait sculpture is a wonderfully absorbing and intense experience. You will focus on translating your vision into the clay. Using a process-based technique you will learn to take measurements from a model and begin to construct a 3 dimensional head out of clay. Through controlled observation you will explore elements of the human anatomy to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying construction of the human form. You will consider both aesthetic and systematic approaches to modelling and manipulating with clay as you strengthen your skills in accuracy and proportion.

Course Outcomes

You will have created your own carefully…

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Things to remember

Bring an apron or an old shirt, clay washes off easily but you might wish to protect your clothes.

Latest Reviews
5(2 reviews)
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Francois - February 23rd
I was feeling nervous before the weekend course as I had never done sculpting or worked with clay before. From the first minutes of the course, Livia made each of us feel comfortable and settled a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. She had very precise advice and valuable tips that allow each of us to progress with our portrait. It was fun but also an "eye opener"...literally... as the observation tips that Livia gave us made me realise that seeing volume, shapes, lines is an active process. I would recommend this course to anyone : I learnt new skills, I met nice people, I had some delicious homemade cake, .... Overall a very well spent weekend.
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Anonymous - February 22nd
Livia is an exceptional tutor, spending 12hrs working at her weekend class on a portrait was great fun and I absorbed her knowledge on sculpture! Was happy with the result at the end of the class!
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Age Requirement


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.

Your Teacher
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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Francois - February 23rd
I was feeling nervous before the weekend course as I had never done sculpting or worked with clay before. From the first minutes of the course, Livia made each of us feel comfortable and settled a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. She had very precise advice and valuable tips that allow each of us to progress with our portrait. It was fun but also an "eye opener"...literally... as the observation tips that Livia gave us made me realise that seeing volume, shapes, lines is an active process. I would recommend this course to anyone : I learnt new skills, I met nice people, I had some delicious homemade cake, .... Overall a very well spent weekend.
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Anonymous - February 22nd
Livia is an exceptional tutor, spending 12hrs working at her weekend class on a portrait was great fun and I absorbed her knowledge on sculpture! Was happy with the result at the end of the class!