Terracotta Figure Sculpture

Explore the Terracotta technique (creation of a figure without an armature) for seated and reclining poses. This is a spontaneous process where qualities and textures can be captured without casting. Students will work with fresh clay on 12 x 20 x ¾-inch plywood boards and pieces can be up to 22 inches in height. Pieces will be fired.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

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. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for spring term assistance is Friday, March 10; Notifications will be sent by Monday, March 13.

What you will learn in this course:

  • Learn to observe

  • Learn how to work faster

  • The importance of concentration

  • Terracotta technique

  • Enhanced sculptural skills

Required supplies:

  • Wooden skewers

  • Modeling tools

  • A plastic trash bag or sheeting for covering sculptures

  • Note: Clay must be purchased at the front desk.