Expert step-by-step tuition in figure sculpture

Engaging demonstration videos, comprehensive downloadable notes and a full set of reference.

  • 6.5 hours of video across 19 lessons

    6-and-a-half hours of video: Step-by-step demonstrations to support you in developing your art. From making reference to completing a third life-size figure.

  • Downloadable material

    Downloadable notes, including diagrams and work-in-progress photographs. Printable summaries of each video for you to refer to in the studio.

  • Reference photographs and measurements

    A full set of reference photographs and measurements, so you can sculpt the featured model if you don’t have access to a life model.

Creating a balanced figure sculpture requires an understanding of the mechanics of the human body.

Amelia Rowcroft shares her method for sculpting a highly accurate nude standing figure, from photographic reference. The course will take you through the whole process of sculpting a figure with an emphasis on getting the anatomical structure correct at the beginning. This is essential to achieving a balanced, weighted standing figure. Amelia will show you how to use your understanding of anatomy to help decipher what you are seeing on the model.

  • Demonstration videos, downloadable notes and a full set of reference.

  • You will begin by understanding the relationship between the ribcage and the pelvis, and blocking this out in clay.

  • You will then move on to the legs, shoulders, arms and head

  • Once you have the whole figure blocked out, you can begin looking for smaller shapes, before refining and finishing your figure to a high level of finish.

  • Full access to the course only £249.99

Course Outline

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  • 1

    1. Preparation

    • 1.1 Introduction & Course Overview

    • 1.2 Tools

    • 1.3 Studio Equipment

    • 1.4 Understanding Contrapposto

    • 1.5 Pose and Photography

    • 1.6 Measurements

    • 1.7 Armature

  • 2

    2. Blocking Out

    • 2.1 Box and the Egg | Building Up Torso (1)

    • 2.2 Building Up Torso (2)

    • 2.3 Blocking Out Legs

    • 2.4 Blocking Out Shoulders

    • 2.5 Blocking Out Arms

    • 2.6 Blocking Out The Head

  • 3

    3. Refining and Finishing

    • 3.1 Working Every Angle

    • 3.2 Choosing a Finish

    • 3.3 Refining Head and Shoulders

    • 3.4 Refining Torso, Arms and Hands

    • 3.5 Refining Legs and Feet

    • 3.6 Final Finishing

  • 4

    4. Reference material

    • Photographic reference of our model and Plumbing photographs

    • Measurement charts

    • Armature Template, Floor (Ground) Mat and Armature Plumbing Photographs

    • Keeping Water Based Clay Moist (Wrapping Up Your Work In Progress

Reviews of Sculpting Masterclass courses

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“It’s an incredible step-by-step guide for anyone interested in this type of sculpting. Amelia Rowcroft is a true master of her craft!”

The Shiflett Brothers, USA

“I can wholeheartedly recommend this well presented, comprehensive course."

Colin De Klerk, Australia

“The course is well executed and well structured. It was just what I needed."

Vito Pace, Germany

“This course has been so well designed from the ground up. From what tools are available, to building the armature and applying clay. Everything is explained and demonstrated clearly.”

George Damerum, London, UK

“I absolutely love this course. It quickly becomes obvious what a huge amount of energy and thought must have been put into in."

Dusan Pavlicek, Czechia