Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to make a figurative body sculpture online



1.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public dates), 4 to 50

label $99 - $119 (or 4 payments of $24.75 - $29.75 Afterpay)
($119 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $109 for 2+ guests, $99 for 4+ guests)

How it works
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Book or Request your preferred time
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We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Learn how to sculpt a human torso from the comfort of your own home in very small groups (or one on one).

You will be able to look at torso sculptures, as well as the slides that your teacher will be sharing with you with specific anatomy references.

Everyone will receive wire for the armature on a wooden stand which will help to build the sculpture and provide the basic proportions that can be challenging for beginners.

Irina will be sculpting live with you and provide constant feedback to nudge your sculpture in the right direction. If you want to receive more in-depth instructions, you are more than welcome to ask. Everyone will receive a follow-up email with further references and literature recommendations.

One of the major differences between applied (such as pottery making) and fine arts is that in the fine arts there are no strict rules that could make our project unsuccessful or "failed" to serve its function.

This means, that with the right guidance, everyone will be able to create a little sculpture that will undoubtedly have its beauty and artistic features.

We will be sculpting with air-drying clay which is suitable to stay on the wooden base you receive in your craft box. This way you’ll have a plinth for your sculpture to ensure a firm and nice base.

Express shipping included in price.


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Knowledge required
All levels welcome.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Air-drying clay suitable for a small figurine, 750gr (professional grade clay)
  • 1 metal and 1 wooden tool for sculpting.
  • 1 wooden sculpture stand
  • Paint for patina 5-7g water-based paint
  • 1 small brush
What you'll need
Aluminium foil
 
Your teacher
imakesculptures
imakesculptures

4.8 (274)
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Hi, I'm Irina.

I like to introduce myself as a sculptor, although I'm engaged in different art disciplines too. I have never had another profession, nor have I wanted one. I fell in love with three-dimensional art at a very early age which came to me 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. Cooperating with professionals from other creative fields has perfectioned my skills and broadened the views of my artistic expression.

I have tried to gather all the projects I am engaged in on this website, showcase it, sell and teach my art. Always open for the new projects with fellow creatives, just get in touch.


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Paula Nov 2023


What a great class and with such a thoughtful teacher. The kit is comprehensive, you only need to provide tin foil.

Even though I wasn't confident that I would be able to do this I was really surprised at how quickly progress was made. It wasn't long before I was at ease enough to start making decisions about how I wanted to work with the clay. The teaching style really builds self esteem and gave me the confidence to try out different techniques.

I will definitely do this again!

Robbie Nov 2023


Amazing virtual class for a team building event. We did this class across three different time zones and it was fantastic! The kit arrived super quickly and there are more then enough materials to take this up as a hobby and have another go outside the class. I really enjoyed the process of building and sculpting the clay, the teacher helped us along the way and described everything in an easy to understand way with plenty of instruction and guides to look at. A really meditative experience and something I will try again in my own time.

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Robbie

Ryan Delzoppo Nov 2023

13 ClassBento workshops attended • 15 reviews


Class was very enjoyable with expert guidance and help from the teacher. She gave general instructions and demonstrations to the group and also individual feedback and help as we went along.

Our usually very talkative group was quietly concentrating and enjoying being in the moment with the sculpture.

All the parcels arrived quickly and on time for our class. Teacher used mail tracking which was great for peace of mind.

Thomas Hextall Oct 2022


We enjoyed the class and the chance to have personalised feedback on how to improve our sculptures. We had some distractions on our side of the Zoom call but our Irina was very understanding and accommodating. It was a fun lesson overall

Phoebe Goulding Jun 2022


That was fun. I can’t believe mine actually looked like a male human Torso. Thanks for your patience.

Jess Brooks Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


What a great class! It was a pleasure learning from Irina, she provided lots of helpful tips and guidance throughout the lesson. I'm very happy with what I was able to create and have enough clay left over to make another torso in my own time as well!

Pottery class review by Jess Brooks

Roman Revyakin Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I enjoyed the class and made a very nice torso, as well as got some helpful tips! The materials were great quality, the clay was very nice especially. Thank you so much!

Pottery class review by Roman Revyakin

Sally Brown Oct 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended


I had a private class with my family and Irina for my birthday and it was brilliant. She was so talented and a great teacher, giving us individual tips and encouragement along the way.

Pottery class review by Sally Brown

Martha Gledhill-Tuite Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was so enjoyable! The teacher was very knowledgeable and was able to explain the process and anatomy clearly.

Gregory Naud Oct 2021


Good equipment, encouraging and knowledgeable teacher and a great little keep sake at the end!

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Gregory Naud

Luke Shiell Sep 2021


I really enjoyed the class, it was calm and relaxing and it was nice to just work on a clay sculpture.

Ramya Kumar Aug 2021


Great fun and interactive session. Our tutpr was very supportive and responsive to queries and requests for feedback!

Annabelle Welsh Aug 2021


We loved Irina’a class and learnt so much about the human form, highly recommend for a team building activity or if you have always wanted to learn how to sculpt. thanks Irina

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Annabelle Welsh

Riley Tombs Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved this class Our teacher was so great always wanting to assist us and guide where we should adjust areas. She gave great instructions too - the clay was easy to work with and the tools in the pack were good quality too!

Pottery class review by Riley Tombs

Rebeca Guo Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoy this class! Thank you so much. Will do more in the future.

Charlotte McKewen Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was the perfect Sunday wind down to do with my girlfriends! Irina was fantastic and more than happy to give each of us individual feedback on all of our sculptures. Would definitely recommend this class, it's relaxing and fun wrapped into one!

Pottery class review by Charlotte McKewen

Jean Parlett Aug 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


I was lucky to have my class one on one. The teacher is very easy to follow and gave me great advice as I went along. I have never done clay sculpting before, let alone studied anatomy and was pleased with the outcome. I am confident to put the finishing touches to the torso on my own.

Pottery class review by Jean Parlett

Camila Galizzi Aug 2021

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I had a beautiful experience with this class. I've never done anything with clay before and I can reassure it's totally beginner friendly. Irina sent all the materials needed for the class and I also ended up with more to work on future projects! She guided me through it all and provided me with references and recommendations. Now I'm just waiting for my piece to dry so I can paint it :)

Make a Human Torso with Clay at Home review by Camila Galizzi

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