Sculptural Forms

You will explore a range of three-dimensional working methods starting with simple studies of organic and geometric forms, culminating in basic figure and animal shapes. Each piece will be sculpted in clay and fired at the end of the semester. No prior experience necessary.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

What you will learn in this class:

  • To create forms out of clay from observation

  • How to properly use tools

  • How to prepare pieces for firing

  • How to finish sculptures with a variety of patinas

  • Increased knowledge of animal and human anatomy and relief sculpture

Required supplies:

  • The studio fee covers the cost of your first bag of clay, special tools, and firing fees

  • A board to sculpt on

  • Modeling tools (basic ceramic tool kit available in school store)*

  • Notebook and/or sketchbook*

  • Additional clay, as needed*

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10-percent discount on art supply purchases.