Sculpt Michelangelo's David! Beginners Workshop by The Figurative Sculpture School - art in London
Sculpt Michelangelo's David! Beginners Workshop by The Figurative Sculpture School - art in London

Sculpt Michelangelo's David! Beginners Workshop

You will make an accurate copy of the famous statue, each student will have a plaster copy of the lips or nose to work from.

Sculpture Class

2 hour workshop

Beginner

Brixton SW9

Sculpt Michelangelo's David! Beginners Workshop
by The Figurative Sculpture School
Flexitime
from £38 per person

Classes

2 hour workshop

Evening

This is a beginners class, here you will learn the foundation of sculpture, solid foundations that will take you further into your practice.

Learn about tools and clay, which tools to use, wooden tools and wire tools, if you are interested I can show you how to make them or where to buy them, and differences between different clay.

Develop observation skills, essential in the world of art, learn how to look at the plaster model and understand the underlying structure of the human anatomy.

I will offer you a method to work which you will be able to apply to any future work. The final product will be in clay, you can take pictures or for an extra £4 you can take it home.

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Did you know?

You will be sculpting Michelangelo's masterpiece it is only fair to talk about the old Maestro and a few interesting facts from the Florentine Renaissance!
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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 2
Days notice required in an Obby Flexitime classI need 1 day notice
Days available in an Obby Flexitime classI am only available on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location of an Obby Flexitime classBrixton, SW9 9SP
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Anonymous
22 Feb
Such a great evening at the Figurative Sculpture School. I’ve never sculpted before but am very interested in exploring my creative side a bit more, so signed up for this without really knowing what to expect. I’m so glad I did! We modelled a little bit of Michelangelo’s ‘David’ (I got the nose!)... the amount of thought and creativity that goes into sculpting a nose is very surprising! Livia is a wonderful tutor, she gives you just the right amount of information to get you going and helps you all the way through, but you really feel like you’re doing it all for yourself. I’d heartily recommend!
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Edmund
28 Feb
What a great time I had with Livia. I have no sculpture experience and she was kind and patient with me. I really really enjoyed my class and would highly recommend it.A fantastic experience and one of the best things I have done in London.

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Anonymous
22 Feb
Such a great evening at the Figurative Sculpture School. I’ve never sculpted before but am very interested in exploring my creative side a bit more, so signed up for this without really knowing what to expect. I’m so glad I did! We modelled a little bit of Michelangelo’s ‘David’ (I got the nose!)... the amount of thought and creativity that goes into sculpting a nose is very surprising! Livia is a wonderful tutor, she gives you just the right amount of information to get you going and helps you all the way through, but you really feel like you’re doing it all for yourself. I’d heartily recommend!
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Edmund
28 Feb
What a great time I had with Livia. I have no sculpture experience and she was kind and patient with me. I really really enjoyed my class and would highly recommend it.A fantastic experience and one of the best things I have done in London.
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Jess
26 Mar
As an absolute novice in clay sculpture, I was looking forward to an opportunity to play and experiment above all else - taking home a decent sculpture being only a bonus. I wasn't disappointed; it was an informal, friendly class, where I was given all the freedom I wanted to smoosh around the clay as I wished. Livia stepped in a few times to suggest ways to improve my work, and with the most simple swipes of her thumb, she demonstrated her extensive knowledge and talent as a sculptor. I recommend the class to those who are curious about clay sculpture, because I'm certain it will only increase your curiosity, and provide an excellent starting point for you! - Jess
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sarah
16 Jan
I loved this class! I learned a lot and had fun too. Livia was funny, a supportive teacher and provided a really positive environment to learn. Would totally recommend!
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Jonathan
29 Jan
Had a great time doing this sculpting workshop and would really recommend the course to anyone interested in learning how to sculpt or fancies doing something creative. Livia is a great teacher and you have a real sense of accomplishment at the end of the workshop. There is a really fun atmosphere in the studio, will definitely be coming back again.
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Raj
23 May
Small class, really friendly and expert tutor. Really enjoyed trying it out!
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Ben
3 Aug
Awesome class, had a lot of fun, giving something I'd never done before a go. Livia is a great and patient teacher. I definitely recommend it and will be going again.

Class location

Brixton
246 Stockwell Road
SW9 9SP
London

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Sculpt Michelangelo's David! Beginners Workshop 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 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.

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Notes

Bring an apron or clothes you don't mind getting a bit of clay dust on!

Age Requirement

15

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.

Sculpt Michelangelo's David! Beginners Workshop
by The Figurative Sculpture School
Flexitime
from £38 per person
2 hour workshop
from £38 per person