Figure Sculpture

We will be modeling clay figures from a live model. All poses will be standing. There will be six successive poses: six: three one week poses, two two week poses, and one three week pose. You will need an armature to do a standing figure. If you wish to keep work that is done on an armature you will need to cast it (cannot be fired). If you wish to work with torsos you may use a board with a pole, and fire the results. Everybody is welcome and beginners are encouraged!

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 winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

Required supplies:

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

  • Modeling tools

  • A plastic trash bag

  • Rags for wrapping

  • Armature

  • Armatures can be purchased at Blick Art Materials or The Sculpture House. To build your own armature you will need the following materials:

    • White base
    • Floor flange
    • BLK nipple
    • BLK elbow
    • BLK tee
    • Various screws
    • Wood to raise base
    • Armature wire will be provided by Fleisher