The Ukrainian Culture Warriors Tearing Russian Statues Down

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...
Would You Subscribe to Our Video Podcast?

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...
The Anatomy of Realist Sculpture

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...
SWAc Exhibition 2022

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...
Words Fail Me!

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...
Fancy Becoming a Professional Realist Sculptor?

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...
Masters At Work

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...
In Honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II

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...
Taste of Sculpture

Taste of Sculpture

This fabulous one day sculpting experience will give you the opportunity to create some small features of the human face in clay.  At the end of the session you will take away with you a wealth of knowledge and your own delightful work of art. The workshop starts at...
Award-Winning Sculptures

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...
Why Hands & Feet Are So Important

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...
Celebrating 8 Years in Glorious Devon

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...
Start Your Sculpture Journey

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...
Animal Portrait – 4 days

Animal Portrait – 4 days

This Animal Portrait workshop offers a unique approach to animal portraiture that captures the individuality of the animal. You will learn how to create a generic animal face through Andrew Sinclair’s ground-breaking Design Criteria methodology. Once the essence of...
Taste of Sculpture – 1 Day

Taste of Sculpture – 1 Day

This fabulous one day sculpting experience will give you the opportunity to create a miniature realistic head in clay.  At the end of the session you will take away with you a wealth of knowledge and your own delightful work of art. The workshop starts at 9am to 5pm...
Portrait Sculpture

Portrait Sculpture

Level 1 (or Level 2 for those who have completed Level 1) Discover techniques and skills that will enable you to create life-like portrait sculptures way beyond your expectations. Creating true likeness in portrait sculpture requires more than correctly reproducing...
Figurative – SOLD OUT

Figurative – SOLD OUT

Level 1 (or Level 2 for those who have completed Level 1) Central to all figurative courses are the concepts of Dynamic Energy Curves (DEC) and Rapid Sketch Technique (RST). DEC is a proven and recognised method developed by Andrew Sinclair MRSS, and is unique to The...
Animal Sculpture – SOLD OUT

Animal Sculpture – SOLD OUT

The Sculpture School’s inspirational instruction will teach you how to create superbly proportioned animal sculptures – the start of a fascinating journey into sculptural zoology, anatomy and design. Through the use of direct proportion and composition, you will...
Taste of Sculpture – 1 Day

Taste of Sculpture (Head) – SOLD OUT

This fabulous one day sculpting experience will give you the opportunity to create a realistic head in clay.  At the end of the session you will take away with you a wealth of knowledge and your own delightful work of art. The workshop starts at 9am to 5pm with all...
Animal Portrait – 4 days

Animal Portrait – SOLD OUT

This Animal Portrait workshop offers a unique approach to animal portraiture that captures the individuality of the animal. You will learn how to create a generic animal face through Andrew Sinclair’s ground-breaking Design Criteria methodology. Once the essence of...
Portrait Sculpture

Portrait – 4 days

Level 1 (or Level 2 for those who have completed Level 1) Discover techniques and skills that will enable you to create life-like portrait sculptures way beyond your expectations. Creating true likeness in portrait sculpture requires more than correctly reproducing...
Taste of Sculpture

Taste of Sculpture

This fabulous one day sculpting experience will give you the opportunity to create some small features of the human face in clay.  At the end of the session you will take away with you a wealth of knowledge and your own delightful work of art. The workshop starts at...
Figurative – SOLD OUT

Figurative

Level 1 (or Level 2 for those who have completed Level 1) Central to all figurative courses are the concepts of Dynamic Energy Curves (DEC) and Rapid Sketch Technique (RST). DEC is a proven and recognised method developed by Andrew Sinclair MRSS, and is unique to The...
Animal Portrait – 4 days

Animal Portrait – SOLD OUT

This Animal Portrait workshop offers a unique approach to animal portraiture that captures the individuality of the animal. You will learn how to create a generic animal face through Andrew Sinclair’s ground-breaking Design Criteria methodology. Once the essence of...
Taste of Sculpture

Taste of Sculpture

This fabulous one day sculpting experience will give you the opportunity to create some small features of the human face in clay.  At the end of the session you will take away with you a wealth of knowledge and your own delightful work of art. The workshop starts at...
Animal Sculpture – SOLD OUT

Animal Sculpture – SOLD OUT

The Sculpture School’s inspirational instruction will teach you how to create superbly proportioned animal sculptures – the start of a fascinating journey into sculptural zoology, anatomy and design. Through the use of direct proportion and composition, you will...
Taste of Sculpture

Taste of Sculpture – SOLD OUT

This fabulous one day sculpting experience will give you the opportunity to create some small features of the human face in clay.  At the end of the session you will take away with you a wealth of knowledge and your own delightful work of art. The workshop starts at...
Figurative – SOLD OUT

Figurative – SOLD OUT

Level 1 (or Level 2 for those who have completed Level 1) Central to all figurative courses are the concepts of Dynamic Energy Curves (DEC) and Rapid Sketch Technique (RST). DEC is a proven and recognised method developed by Andrew Sinclair MRSS, and is unique to The...
Moulding & Casting – SOLD OUT

Moulding & Casting – SOLD OUT

This three day moulding and casting workshop is designed to teach you the essential skills of moulding and casting using current industry methods. This 3 day workshop will be led by our experienced moulding & casting technician, Ross Andrew, giving you first hand...
We’re On BBC News!

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...