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Sculpting a Sketch (3-week course)

  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square Northampton, England, NN7 1EU United Kingdom (map)

Any budding sculptors out there? This a short course run by artist Sara Myers to provide you with an introduction to figurative sculpture.

Here you will make small quick sketches in clay before working on the sculpture itself.

In the first session, using water-based modelling clay, we will deal with the basics - looking at the proportion and structure of the figure and learning how to make an armature (a framework for the clay).

In the second and third sessions, using air drying clay, we will work directly from a life model to make two quick poses.

At the end of the three weeks you will come away with two small sculptures.

What’s included?

All materials and tools will be provided along with a life model.

What to bring

Please bring something to cover your clothes and a note/sketch book to make notes/drawings in.

Do bring own modelling tools if you have them but otherwise these will be provided.

Dates and cost

Mondays, 1.30pm to 4pm starting on 23 September for three weeks.

Cost: £75 for the course. Open to all levels - it’s a taster course. Age 16+. Spaces limited to 12, so early booking recommended!


Booking is via Sara Myers. You can call her on 07849 333652 or email Sara today. Payment can be made via BACS or Cheque. Your space(s) will be confirmed on receipt of payment.

About the tutor

Sara Myers has had a traditional academic training. She has a studio in Milton Keynes, where she continues her own artistic practice and several of her public sculptural commissions are local: in Wolverton, Lodge lake and Stony Stratford. Sara has taught Art and Design for undergraduate students, and currently runs workshops in life drawing, portraiture and modelling for adults. She is very experienced figurative sculptor and has sculpted over 20 figures for Madame Tussauds.

For more information on your tutor and her art practice, view Sara Myers website.