Clay Life and Portrait Modelling (Tutored)

Clay Life and Portrait Modelling (Tutored)

This class is full at present and a waiting list applies.

Please call Karin on 07890 161305 to be put on the waiting list. 

Modelling a portrait or nude in clay:

Join our friendly group for all of or part of our 10-week term.

We provide three male or female life models during the term. Each model holds a pose for three consecutive weeks producing either Portrait or Life studies.  A final ‘finishing off’ week is available should you need to touch up and finish your pieces.

Experience of clay modelling or sculpture is not required at all as Karin Ort will be on hand to give the necessary step-by-step tuition needed to produce a piece of work to be proud of.

Karin has an exceptional eye for detail and is able to guide and encourage students through to reaching their creative potential.

Perfect for the complete novice and experienced artists alike, you can work in a realistic or abstract manner and interpret what you see in your own particular way. Once finished the piece will be dried out and fired in one of our kilns.

This course includes:

  • Inspiring and expert teaching from Karin Ort
  • Step-by-step guidance covering…
  • How to build reclined, seated or standing figures sculptured in clay 
  • The importance of keen observation of the human figure in making your sculpture
  • How to create lively and expressive figures – as figurative or abstract as you like!
  • Mutual support from your fellow makers – and plenty of tea and coffee breaks


The price for this course is £280 for the term.

Suitable for complete beginners and experienced sculptors

There will be extra charges for clay and firing, which are variable depending on size of work you wish to produce).  Tea, coffee and biscuits are included.

Suitable for?

Anyone regardless of experience – we generally limit the age to 14 years old+ though.

What is included in the price?

  • Ten full days (studying three models for three days over three weeks each plus one week for finishing)
  • Clay* and firing
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits/cakes
  • Use of a beautiful, purpose built art studio with all the equipment & materials you will need
  • Beautiful countryside setting
*the tutor reserves the right to add a surcharge if the artist chooses to work much larger than is typical for the course

This course is for you if:

  • You want to explore your creativity but lack the confidence to do so on your own
  • You want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in a fun, creative environment
  • You want to experiment in clay but aren’t interested in pottery
  • You have tried drawing and want to get your hands dirty!
  • You think you can’t “do art” but want to have a go

I so love Thursdays, they give me all the sanity I need for the rest of the week.

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