Amelia Rowcroft has been working professionally as a figurative sculptor for 20 years. She creates fine art portraits and figurative sculptures. She has also worked commercially within the film industry and for the world’s leading wax figure museums. She studied at Central St Martins, Wimbledon School of Art and the Florence Academy.
Amelia is passionate about teaching the classical techniques of portrait sculpture.
When working as a freelance sculptor she met many fellow artists who were confident in their skills to sculpt most things, but felt that they had never been taught anatomy or the core techniques of attaining a likeness of a person.
She knows that finding an art school that teaches these traditional skills can be difficult and costly, and that people often do not have the time and/ or money to attend regular classes or go on residential courses.
She created the course Strong Foundations as an alternative way of training your eye and learning how to sculpt a portrait at home, at your own pace and in a way that fits around your schedule.
She has tried to make the course as close as possible to the experience of sculpting alongside her in her studio, passing on all the techniques and tips she has picked up over the years.
In the course, Useful Anatomy, Amelia shares her knowledge of human anatomy focusing on what she uses everyday working as a figurative artist.
To see examples of Amelia’s work, and to learn more about her, visit: www.ameliarowcroft.com