This course offers an opportunity to work from a life model in clay. It is suitable for beginners to advanced students. The experienced tutor will show beginners a step by step approach to figure modelling and work with more advanced students to push their work forward in their own way. Working from a seated, standing and reclining poses through the course, you will strengthen your understanding of a range of sculptural language. This is an opportunity to explore different styles of sculpture; we will be looking at painters and sculptors from modernist era, renaissance and archaic art practises. There will be a focus on the understanding of the structural framework of the body to allow you to stylise your work through looking at various approaches and distortion within the boundary of the figurative craft. You will begin with a series of smaller one day poses, followed by the production of one/two larger pieces in clay without an armature from a life model pose based on artists of your choice. This is an opportunity to work fast and freely without armatures developing a loose structure to making. You will complete a minimum of 3 sculptures that do not have the large expense of moulding and casting to get a finished piece.