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Sculpting the Head (6-week course)

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

Whether you are new to sculpture or more experienced, this course provides an opportunity to sculpt, mould and cast a wall-mounted head and look carefully at understanding the forms in the head and what makes an interesting portrait.

In it we will spend four weeks sculpting a three-quarter-round portrait head on a base board. This will be done from your own reference material – photographs, drawings, etc, and also with reference to anatomy of the skull and classical plaster casts.

This can be taken home to work on in between classes. In the final two weeks, you will make a plaster waste mould and a plaster cast, which you can then take away and finish off after they dry out at home.

The course is suitable for both total beginners and those with some experience, 16 years and over.

Dates and cost

Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 4.30pm, starting on 8 January 2019 for six weeks.

Cost: £140 per person

What is included

  • Use of tools (if you have your own, please do bring them)

  • All the materials needed, as well as cloths, plastic, sprays bottles, etc

  • Classical casts and a skull for reference

What to bring

  • An apron (or old clothes and shoes). Especially during the last two weeks.

  • Any wooden modelling tools you have (but there will be some available in the class)

  • Good reference material. If you want to sculpt a head of someone you know or even a fantasy creature ... bring a reference. The better the reference – the better the result.


Booking is essential direct with Sara. Please email or call 07849 333652. Spaces are limited to 12 and are suitable for ages 16 and up. Your space(s) will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Please email Sara with the pictures/photos you intend to use before the course starts, it is important to have the right reference materials.

If you have any questions at all about the course, please do not hesitate to email or call/text Sara. She will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can 'chat' with her on her Facebook page @SaraMyersSculpture.

About the tutor

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