How would you describe Andrew Sinclair’s teaching at The Sculpture School?

Pure Arts Founder Lesley Samms asked sculptor Frances Clark ‘How would she describe Andrew Sinclair’s teaching’ at The Sculpture School in a recently recorded conversation. Frances thoughtfully discusses her experience of studying with us on several... read more

“The Sculpture School was the catalyst that changed my life……”

We love our job – and when we receive a testimonial like this, it is so precous it’s like pure gold to us! In a recent conversation with Pure Arts founder Lesley Samms, one of our students Frances Clark described how important coming to The Sculpture... read more

Iconic Sculptures Set Sail!

Andrew Sinclair MRSS is delighted that his three magnificent diver sculptures were making waves in worldwide news, with their photographs streamed across CNN & Sky News, as well as the BBC. The commission for the three divers was finally completed in August last... read more

The Figurative Sculpture Guru

Our new re-vamped Facebook group! Our new name is The Figurative Sculpture Guru – and this group is designed to be a great place to meet like-minded sculptors and others fascinated by realist, figurative sculpture. We want you to join us, to discover more about... read more

We’re Taking Part in Devon Open Studios!

9th to 24th September Come and visit us during Devon Open Studios! (We are open from 10.00 to 4.30 every day except 11th, 12th, 18th, 23rd & 24th.) Come to The Sculpture School to see Andrew Sinclair’s latest projects and be inspired by realist figurative... read more

Learn at Home

We are here for the journey: Learning the art of realist sculpture can be an inspirational journey for life. Even those with no experience can join us on the road to developing the specialist skills needed to create beautifully realistic figure and animal sculptures... read more

Try Clay Sculpting for Yourself!

If you’ve ever fancied trying clay sculpting but haven’t been sure where to begin, our ‘Taste of Sculpture’ days are perfect for you. Under the guidance of master sculptor Andrew Sinclair MRSS SWAc you will spend a day learning all about realistic sculpture. This... read more

What Our Students Say

We love to hear what our students think of the courses we run. We work hard to ensure that we are delivering inspiration and information in equal parts to help students of all levels develop their skills. Every now and then a student gives us feedback that makes us... read more

‘Happy Anniversary!’

It is four years since we unveiled Andrew’s memorial to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in Halifax Town Centre. It was a spectacular occasion, one of Andrew’s proudest moments. Joyful pageantry and military precision created the perfect scenario to present this... read more

A Legacy of Learning – Online Course

SCULPT A REALISTIC HUMAN FIGURE Online Course  A Legacy of Learning At the country’s leading centre for realist sculpture we are passionate about sharing the art of realistic human and animal sculpture. Andrew Sinclair MRSS SWAc has spent a lifetime developing the... read more

From Beginner to Professional in Just One Year – SPECIES EXHIBITION shows what can be achieved! From Novice to Professional in just One Year! The Sculpture School’s exhibition SPECIES demonstrates the power of superb teaching…….View the work of our one-year students to discover... read more

Species Exhibition

SPECIES An Exhibition of Sculpture by Alumni of The Sculpture School Monday 24th April – 1st May 2023, 10.00am – 4.00pm “The Sculpture School’s 2023 alumni show features the exceptional works of their most talented students” Admission FREE. Sculptures... read more

The Ukrainian Culture Warriors Tearing Russian Statues Down

Andrew was recently invited to comment in The Telegraph on news that in Ukraine hundreds of sculptures and statues with links to Russian history are being removed: “The Ukrainian culture warriors tearing Russian statues down” In the wake of Russia’s invasion, dozens... read more

Turn your dream into reality!

Turn your dream into reality! The Sculpture School’s One Year Realist Sculpture Course is the ONLY course that takes budding sculptors from amateur beginnings to having all the skills and techniques they need to become professional realist sculptors in just... read more

Would You Subscribe to Our Video Podcast?

We need your help. We are thinking of setting up a regular streamed video podcast straight from The Sculpture School. Does this sound like something you might be interested in? Then we would love it if you would take a moment to fill in our short questionnaire. Andrew... read more

The Anatomy of Realist Sculpture

Great realist sculpture begins with a true understanding of the human anatomy. Whilst painters might often work ‘from the eye’, sculptors need to understand how the figure works in the round: Not only what happens on the surface, but what is happening under the skin... read more

SWAc Exhibition 2022

The South West Academy Open Exhibition 2022 Kennaway House, Sidmouth EX10 8NG Tuesday 1st – Saturday 12th November 10.30am – 4.30pm PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday 3rd November 6.30pm – 8.30pm   This year both Andrew and Diane will be exhibiting at The South West Academy... read more

Words Fail Me!

The online world is full of reviews: Five stars for this; one rotten tomato for that. Sometimes it’s difficult to decide how genuine these reviews are. Which is why, when you get heart-felt feedback for the work you do it means so, so much. This is what one of the... read more

The beginning of your #sculpturejourney

Today we are running Taste of Sculpture Workshop here at The Sculpture School – this is often the beginning of peoples’ #sculpturejourney. Natasha joined us for a taster session in early 2021 – she’s now almost completed her One Year Realist... read more

Fancy Becoming a Professional Realist Sculptor?

Welcome to The Sculpture School’s One Year Realist Sculpture Course Hidden amongst the rolling hills of the beautiful Devon countryside is a sculptor’s studio and school delivering something truly unique – the ONLY course that takes budding sculptors from amateur... read more

Masters At Work

We were delighted to welcome International Executive Pastry Chef Consultant, Martin Chiffers and Executive Pastry Chef, Michael Kwan from The Dorchester Hotel London to the studio last week. Both are multiple award-winning masters in their field and, as part of The UK... read more

In Honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II

A number of years ago Andrew Sinclair MRSS SWAc was asked by Ascot Racecourse to create a bas-relief sculpture of HM Queen Elizabeth II, along with those of all the monarchs who have reigned since the racecourse was founded. Following her death, the bas relief will... read more

Come and see us – its Devon Open Studios!

Looking forward to welcoming visitors for Devon Open Studios – we’re open this weekend starting Sept 10th, and for the following few weeks. If you love inspiring, realist sculpture and want to see a stunning studio gallery -please join us!... read more

Award-Winning Sculptures

We are proud to announce that Andrew has recently been awarded ‘The Halifax Civic Trust Award’ for his stunning memorial sculpture commemorating The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. This powerful and arresting sculpture was commissioned to commemorate over 300 years of... read more

Why Hands & Feet Are So Important

Developing your sculptor’s skills can be a long, but incredibly rewarding, journey. One of the most important techniques to develop is the replication of those features that make a human figure appear truly realistic. Hands and feet, in particular, have been a... read more

Celebrating 8 Years in Glorious Devon

We can’t quite believe it is 8 years this week since we re-located our studio and sculpture school to beautiful Devon. We are so grateful to have found our little bit of Devon heaven. We arrived to a stable containing goats and grounds of 3 paddocks! Work... read more

Start Your Sculpture Journey

This could be the start of your sculpture journey! Learning the art of realist sculpture can be an inspirational journey for life. Even those with no experience can go on this journey with us, developing the skills you need to create truly realistic figure and animal... read more

We’re On BBC News!

Our One Year Students’ end-of-year show has now opened and we are delighted to say it is getting quite some attention. South West BBC featured the exhibition on their Spotlight Show. You can watch it here (scroll to 20 minutes in): BBC SPOTLIGHT The BBC has also... read more

Graduate Show 2022

GRADUATE SHOW 2022 28th March – 2nd April, 10.00am – 4.00pm We are excited to announce the inaugural Graduate Sculpture Show, starting on Monday 28th March. This is our One Year Students’ first opportunity to show their work and curate their own... read more

We Love What We Do!

We love what we do. It is an honour to be able to pass on our passion for realist sculpture to students and guests. So, it is fantastic when we hear back from students who have been with us. This is what Nick, who took our Portrait Sculpture course this January, had... read more


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