Figure Sculpture: a Structured Approach

This six-session intensive workshop with internationally acclaimed sculptor Julia Levitina will focus on creating a 24” figure sculpture from life. It is an opportunity for working artists as well as for new students to immerse themselves in a traditional study of the figure from a sustained pose held by a single model for the duration of six weeks.

Emphasis will be on observation, structure and anatomy as they relate to figure modeling from life, understanding and blocking in abstract shapes in order to ultimately create a likeness in clay. The class will offer a combination of demonstrations by Julia to illustrate her methodology, as well as individual critiques to assist students in meeting their individual goals.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.

Required supplies:

  • Studio clay is provided as part of your studio fee, or if you purchase new clay it includes firing and glaze fees

  • 24-inch wire armature

  • One clamp

  • Spray bottle

  • Plastic wrap/trash bag

  • Calipers

  • Clay modeling tools, preferably a flat about 2-inch wide tool, a thinner finer tool, and a rake. It’s helpful if one of the tools offers a straight edge