One Year Realist Sculpture Course

Be inspired by the art of anatomy

What is the course?

This one-year intensive sculpture course offers a unique chance to learn the skills needed to create truly realistic figure and animal sculptures and the techniques required to master our twenty-first century understanding of the human anatomy. It does not just give you a certificate, it gives you an education for life!

The course is an immersion into the world of sculpture, where you will learn every aspect of the business from one of the world’s finest figurative sculptors, Andrew Sinclair MRSS SWAc at his professional working studio and sculpture school. You will learn practical skills and techniques for creating realist figurative sculpture and will be guided from the initial design of your projects to creation and completion. It is an exclusive opportunity to learn first-hand from professionals in a commercial sculpture environment, preparing you for a career as a sculptor. You will discover how a sculpture business works; what working to commission involves, moulding and casting, marketing etc. with a short series of lectures and talks by guest sculptors and business experts within the industry.

Who is the course for?

For anyone wishing to develop a career in realist sculpture, this is a must. This is for students who wish to ‘fast-track’ the technical skills needed to create realist sculpture through hands-on practical experience rather than through a theory-based course. Tutor/student contact time is in excess of 30 hours during each 4-day workshop.

The course calendar

The course runs over twelve months and students are expected to attend a minimum of one week a month at the School’s studio in Devon. Students will complete all workshop modules – Figurative Levels 1&2, Portrait Levels 1&2, Animal, Animal Portrait, Specialist Techniques and Moulding & Casting – and a series of 1-day seminars to include guest speakers and expert lecturers.

APRIL 19th - 22nd, 2022Specialist Techniques (FFH)
MAY 4th, 2022Taste of Sculpture 1 Day Workshop
MAY 17th - 20th, 2022Animal Portrait
JUNE 3rd - 5th, 2022Moulding & Casting
JUNE 14th - 17th, 2022Figurative Level 1 & 2
JULY 19th - 22nd, 2022Portrait Level 1 & 2
AUGUST 10th, 2022Taste of Sculpture 1 Day Workshop
AUGUST 23rd - 26thSpecialist Techniques (FFH)
SEPTEMBER 2nd - 4th, 2022Moulding & Casting
SEPTEMBER 13th - 16th, 2022Animal
OCTOBER 12th, 2022Taste of Sculpture 1 Day Workshop
OCTOBER 18th - 21st, 2022Figurative Level 1 & 2
OCTOBER 28th - 30th, 2022Moulding & Casting
NOVEMBER 15th - 18th, 2022Portrait Level 1 & 2
NOVEMBER 30th, 2022Taste of Sculpture 1 Day Workshop
DECEMBER 6th - 9th, 2022Animal Portrait
JANUARY 24th - 27th, 2023Figurative Level 1 & 2
FEBRUARY 21st - 24th, 2023Portrait Level 1 & 2
MARCH 1st, 2023Taste of Sculpture 1 Day Workshop
MARCH 21st - 24thAnimal
APRIL 18th - 21stSpecialist Techniques (FFH)

How is the course delivered?

Unique to The Sculpture School, the Sinclair Method of Sculpture has been devised by Andrew Sinclair MRSS. This innovative method of sculpting in clay incorporates Design Criteria TM, anatomy and proportion using Dynamic and Energy Curves TM and The Rapid Sketch Technique TM. This ground-breaking process will revolutionise the way students approach sculpture by breathing life and energy into their work.

What does the course give you?

An education for life – not just a certificate.

The Sculpture School
Figurative Sculpture – Gold Level

What does the course cost?

£13,500 for the full 12 month course.,

Selection process

Students are invited to make an initial application via email or post outlining previous qualifications and achievements. Please send up to six high quality images of previous work. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview at our Studios with a portfolio of their work.

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Student Exhibition

Develop the skills needed to create realistic figurative sculpture and learn the techniques required to work as a commercial sculptor.