Introduction to Figurative Sculpting
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With DIY craft box delivered to you

Learn the basics of realistic sculpture



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public dates), 1 to 10

label $90 - $120 or 4 payments of $22.50 - $30 Afterpay
($120 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $90 for 2+ guests)



This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

The skill of figurative sculpting is actually very applicable in the modern world. From character developing to model-making to film and stage production and even interior design. And once you concur it, you will be capable of sculpting pretty much any shape you want.

To get there takes a lot of practice and this live online class can help you on that journey by systematically developing a sculpture of a person from basic geometric shapes. Your experienced teacher Irina, a sculptor herself, will instruct you what to pay attention to.

Finally, you will learn what to do with sculptures once you finish them, how to preserve them or make them functional. Your teacher will direct you on how to continue sculpting once the class has ended.

During the class, your teacher will be sculpting with you and will demonstrate everything in order to follow and guide you in your progress.

You can attend this class as many times as you like, as this skill takes a bit of dedication. Class numbers are limited to five people so that you will always get your chance to ask questions and receive assistance.

It is advisable to get in touch with your teacher before the class or before your craft box is shipped, advising of your skill level and preference of making so the class can be tailored to you.


Knowledge Required
All levels welcome.
 
What you'll get in your craft box
- Clay block suitable for a small figurine or mini portrait.
- One wooden tool for sculpting.
- Small wood/wire armature - you may choose between portrait or the human body or an animal.
- A sheet of plastic to cover your masterpiece.

 
What you'll need
- A clear workspace ready.
- Your clay and any tools for cutting and shaping you may have (natural clay is provided in the craft box but you are welcome to use polymer clay such as monster clay. Please avoid hobby clays such as Air drying Crayola clay or DAS or anything similar. This clay makes it extremely hard to sculpt realistically, especially for beginners).
 
Your teacher
imakesculptures
imakesculptures

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Hi, I'm Irina.

I tend to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in many different art disciplines as well. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted it. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came naturally as I was born in a family of artists. It was the world I've grown up in, a measure of value around me.

I have graduated from Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture, and with a bit of luck, I had a chance to work internationally and gain great experience in different industries and media.

My idea is to try to share the skills, one by one by providing online classes here. From basic modelling in clay to carving wax, casting resin and painting figurines with an airbrush, I hope we can have a lot of fun together. I am also quite thorough and I won't give up till you learn the skill :)


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Jacqui Stockdale • Aug 2020


I really learnt so much in a short time. Irina was a lovely teacher, very knowledgable and patient. The class was quite a challenge however I was inspired to continue working on my sculpture of a head with a real life model. Would highly recommend this class to other artists I know.

Sarah Stevenson • Jun 2020


It was really fun learning figurative sculpting and the teacher was full of knowledge. She taught with such clarity and even emailed notes from our discussion afterwards which was so nice of her to do. I was really happy with how my sculpture was looking by the end of the class and enjoyed the whole experience; so I would definitely recommend to others interested in trying out some figurative sculpting! :)
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