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.

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.

What you will learn:

  • 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:

  • A board to sculpt on

  • Modeling tools

  • Notebook and/or sketch book

  • Additional clay, as needed

  • You will need to purchase clay during the online registration process or at Fleisher – no outside clay is permitted.