This course will focus on exploring strategies for creating and developing expressive portrait heads using different methods of making, and also looking into the history of the subject. Students are taken through the various stages of modelling a head from finding the skull under the skin, to the contour layers of the flesh and how to approach the finer features, working at different speeds with the express purpose of finding expressive form. Students will work from a clothed model in the studio and by the end of the week will have a portrait sculpture. It is open to all levels of experience, including both new and returning students, for whom this will be an opportunity to finesse their technique and extend it into a more expressive realm.

Free charcoal, newsprint and masking tape are provided in the Studios. Wax and armatures will be provided for you as part of this course. You will have to purchase and bring all other recommended materials with you; a material list will be sent out before the start of the course. 

This course is for students 18 and over. 

Unfortunately, we do not offer concessions on our Easter holiday courses.

All of our course rates are subsidised and we also offer a comprehensive concessions scheme. View all course fees and concessions.