What others are saying about our courses

"Whether one is a beginner or an experienced sculptor one will benefit enormously from Amelia’s comprehensive online courses. Not only is she a brilliant sculptor, but she wants to share her knowledge and experience in the most genuine and generous way. She is authentic, empathic and takes one through all the necessary steps and detailed observations to make ones own sculptures. She communicates in the most joyful way.The course is lively, and never pedantic or boring. The interactive instructions feel exactly the same as having one’s own personal tutor. She covers ALL bases: from tools, clay, camera, poses, armatures and positioning. She shares tips and tricks that would take years and years to acquire on ones’ own. Despite having sculpted for decades, I have bought all 4 of her courses and absolutely love them!"


Lisa, United Kingdom

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"Hi, my name is Roger Magrini, and I'm a 3D artist working on digital humans in the VFX industry.
I've been creating digital likenesses for about three years, and I've never quite understood how to use the full potential of the reference images that I gather. I would usually eyeball the forms and the silhouette, and sometimes I would get stuck trying to figure it out.


I was working on my new project and got stuck when trying to figure out the side/profile of the subject I'm working with. The front face was matching, but the profile was way off, and I couldn't understand why.
When I bought the Building Blocks course, I watched how the instructor handled the references and how she created that grid. Applying that to my work immediately had an effect, and I could see how far I was from the guidelines I had created. It's not just good to have a good eye for everything, but also using a better technique to guide your work. It will make your likeness better quicker.


I would recommend buying this course, not only if you sculpt with clay, but also if you are interested in likeness sculptures in general. Even if the media is different, the knowledge can be transferred over, and Amelia has years of knowledge and experience to share for you to learn and enjoy."


Roger, Brazil

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“Fantastic productions have purchased all of Amelia workshops and loved them all. Gone through Building blocks already and currently working on my research for a sculpt of my favourite composer Mahler.”


Marc, Australia

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“It's fantastic - the sheer volume of footage and angles with in depth commentary is in a whole class of its own for portrait sculptors.


There's nothing like this anywhere else available online.”


James, UK

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“Excellent courses. Well explained step by step approach and very useful to have notes (if English is not your native language). I still have to do a lot of courses although I am sure that all these courses will help me to improve my sculptures. Thanks Amelia”


NVD, Belgium

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"Amelia Rowcroft's sculpting instruction courses are the most detailed and practical I've seen anywhere. She gives you hours of valuable tools and techniques, a straightforward work plan to follow, and, of course, a wealth of information culled from years of experience. Sculpting realistic likenesses has never been demystified like this before!”


Mikey, USA

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“I just purchased aBuilding Blocks and I'm very happy w the content, the technical instruction, and the high production quality. I've been sculpting for 20 yrs and have taken many classes and workshops from very qualified sculptors and online academies like Modern Masters.


Amelia's coursework stands out because it's very technical, her techniques are logical, easy to follow, and work immediately. Plus Amelia gets right to the point and doesn't waste time on long-winded anecdotes like in some of the videos from Modern Masters. To clarify, ALL are good but Amelia's videos ha e kept my interest consistently and throughout the entire video. Her techniques are exactly what l've been needing to propel me to the next level.”


Sonia, USA

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“I've been at this for going on 3 years and thought that I've learned most of the basics or "building blocks" of sculpting. I was wrong, this amazing course has already improved my sculpting just by learning how to properly prepare. I can't wait to get further into the course. Thank you Amelia for sharing your knowledge.”


Jason, USA

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“I love the course! So much great advice-and love the calm, clear and focused way Amelia has, when she is teaching!”


Lisa, Germany

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“I have sculpted numerous bust from photos but struggled for days not having a structured procedure . I scattered photos of my subjects but became frustrated with photo face features being different sizes due to camera distortions. I compromised likeness because I tried to sculpt from eye profile from old techniques I learned over the years . I was never satisfied with my finished sculpture even after redoing many times. I stopped sculpting for a year from frustration because I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong. I decided to try Amelia Rowcroft Building Blocks course with detailed step by step sculpting from photos and It was like a light bulb went off !! I regained my confidence and finally enjoy sculpting again. Wish I had this 15 years ago. My friends it's not just the detailed videos laid out step by step , but how she provided the curriculum with easy instructions with video transcripts , notes and easily downloadable images . What I like most the course is divided where you can stop and sculpt along as you learn her techniques not like other instruction videos that are continuous. My opinion is get this course now you will not regret it no matter how much you think you know! I believe a beginner or experienced sculptor you will benefit from this course. Thankyou. Let me add that after I made the full size photos with grid lines I copied at 50% so I could make a half size bust as well. It really helped that I didn't have to do all the half conversions, all I had to do was go by the grids measurements at half size photo!

Even made a small cutout like the full size one lol. Saved so much time.”


Dale, USA

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"It has been an absolute joy watching Amelia Rowcroft’s figure sculpting course since purchasing this a few days ago. It has entirely cleared up a number of misunderstandings that I had regarding the plumb bob and clock face technique of sculpting. Her in-depth anatomical teaching combined with the incredible artistry by which she approaches her sculpture is really wonderful as Amelia takes you through a precise step by step set of tutorials that are easily understood  and utterly delightful to watch."

Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop (NZ)

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“Any sculptor you talk to will tell you that likenesses are the most difficult subject to work on; with Ms. Rowcroft's course, this complex and often frustrating task is made easy-to-understand and fascinating in its insight. I learned an enormous amount immediately and it has served me well when sitting down to recreate the face of a famous person. I can't recommend this series enough.”

Jordu Schell, USA

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“This is the greatest portrait tutorial we’ve ever seen. 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

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"I'm halfway through the Strong Foundations course. It's brilliant. Not only is she a genius sculptor, but she is an excellent teacher; warm and easy to follow along with. I LOVE this course. I've been sculpting for 30 years and have been searching for just this sort of thing. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and time."

Tony Cipriano, USA 

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"A wonderful course full of stunning visuals, teeming with knowledge and fantastic tips to make anyone a more competent artist/sculptor. I urge any artist (experienced or otherwise) to buy this course. Looking forward to the next one!"

Sean Hedges Quinn, UK

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"A really informative and well taught learning opportunity! I would highly recommend - and you can watch as many times as you like!"

Beth, USA

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"I recently treated myself to this course and I'm really loving it. Learning and trying all the time to make the next piece better is the challenge and joy of sculpting. Thank you so much for sharing your skill and knowledge in such an accessible way. Can't praise it enough. So glad I decided to invest in the course."

Caroline, UK

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"I just want to thank you, and your husband, for producing a masterpiece. I purchased Strong Foundations a few days ago and have been devouring it. I just can’t believe how generous and beautiful your teachings, reference documents, photos, etc. are. Your knowledge and warmth is stunning."

Karen, USA

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"I just finished my first likeness based on Strong Foundations, I gotta say the course is phenomenal, informative and a lot of fun. I thank you very much for this course! I will definitely go over it many more times."

Kobi, USA

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"I bought the course and I love it I'm a cake maker - and this course has hugely improved my modelling skills. "

Maythe, USA

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"Loved the course (Strong Foundations)!  I have sculpted a few portraits in water-based clay, but never had good reference. Including all the reference photos of your model was extremely helpful. "

Karen, USA

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"I watched the Portrait course (Strong Foundations) and it is just mind-blowing. I am a professional sculptor for over 20 years now and I have learned so much, thank you for this lesson :-)"

Stefan, Germany

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“I love this course because is really feels like one-on-one instruction. Every time I had a question, the next video had the answer. I’ve learned so many new techniques for really really seeing what I’m looking at, which has helped both my sculpture and my drawing. I also love how Amelia goes in-depth on finishing techniques. When I go to start my next piece, I feel confident I will know what to do from start to finish.”

Mike, USA

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"Currently completing the Anatomy Course (Useful Anatomy) ... have to say it's fantastic! Very well done and easy to understand. I have loads of anatomy books but they can get overwhelming. Hope you do some more courses."

James, New Zealand

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"I am very thankful for your incredibly valuable courses. The way you designed Useful Anatomy is absolutely brilliant - it is very easy to follow along. Learning this complex topic has never been this much fun! You are an amazing teacher. Currently completing the Anatomy Course (Useful Anatomy) ... have to say it's fantastic! Very well done and easy to understand. I have loads of anatomy books but they can get overwhelming. Hope you do some more courses."

Ana, Austria

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“It’s a great course. I’ve just finished it and already I see improvement in speed and quality of my work. I use the techniques for digital sculpting.”

Vlad, Romania 

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“With Amelia’s course, you get the chance of advancing your technical skills just in your studio. You don’t need to spend a lot of money for traveling to master workshops. Amelia explains in a very easy way the whole process of modelling a likeness portrait. Her sympathetic character makes it an entirely positive experience. Go for it!”

Jennifer, Spain

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“This course has helped me understand and appreciate that sculpting a likeness depends on getting the right structure, proportions of the model. I now rely on this rule whenever I’m working on a project.”

Cornelius, Uganda

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“This course has helped me enormously. By applying Amelia’s method to my own sculptures I can achieve a likeness in a few hours rather than days”

Alison, United Kingdom

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“I got more value from this course than any other I’ve taken. I expected this course to be good but I didn’t expect it to be THIS great 🙂 With this course I’ve finally been able to create a sculpture from photos and it made me really proud.”

Dusan, Czech Republic

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“I enrolled yesterday and even if I speak French, I understand it very well. Thank you for that beautiful course.”

Veronique, Canada

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“I enjoyed your online class. The European style of working is fascinating and I am learning new things not often taught in the states.”

Lori, USA

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“A lot of great knowledge and detail.”

Darren, United Kingdom

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“Strong Foundations course is amazing!”

Enrique, USA

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“I bought your tutorial last week. I’m about quarter ways in the lessons! Already way worth the money! Thank you!”

Vinnie, @vinniesfxstudio (instagram)

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“I am learning so much from the portrait sculpting class, thank you so much for creating it!”

Jenni, USA

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“The content is great, easy and simple instruction … very insightful. Absolutely fantastic. Picking up heaps of ideas that are helping with my own work. Thank you!”

Marc, Australia

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“Hi Amelia, you have no idea how your course is making me so inspired and happy! I am a huge fan of your art! I am an illustrator and portraits are a big passion since I was very young. Your course is not only giving me another fantastic way to explore more portraits; but also improving my portrait illustrations. Thank you so much.”

Cris De Lara, Canada

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“We have the masterclass course. It’s amazing thank you.”

New Image Prop Replicas, UK

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“I took Amelia’s Online Course. It was great. The best.”

Dennis, USA

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“It’s an expected chance to get the right method, step-by-step, all the smart tips, by a great pro and all of that without leaving my home. Thanks x”

Igor, France

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“This is a very easy to follow course, no matter the level you are at it will surely help you see something you are not seeing, that little detail that keeps you away from improving. I can see improvements on one of the pieces I’ve been working.”

Mario, Chile

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“I’ve touched clay once in my whole life 🙂 However I do recommend this course and I do recommend to learn the concept of sculpting and drawing traditionally. Cos if you know it traditional, you know it digital.”

Mostafa, Egypt

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“Strong Foundations” made me see my surroundings much better than before and look for what maters. The methodology this course is based on, and the way that Amelia  presents it, is the best way to sculpt a likeness of a human being.”

Behzad, Iran

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“The best way to learn at your time from an experienced sculptress. This course is so complete! Besides taking you step by step from structure, modelling and final finishing it gives extra tips ! For making professional sculptor tools, pretty cool. While orienting for taking pictures, measurements, every lesson comes with Amelia's notes and check list to do it again and again by your own.”

Clara Alcántara, Mexico