Sculpture Unlocked

'SCULPTURE UNLOCKED' is a new programme of online courses live via zoom from STUDIO 27A.


The Portrait in Clay from Photographs
The Portrait in Clay from Photographs

This is a new online course running over 3 days in February 2021 – for the price of the original two day studio based course. Sign up early to secure your place!

Right now, it's impossible for many of us to work directly from life due to the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid 19. But then again, there have always been circumstances in which live sitters are unavailable for one reason or another. Whether it's a character from history, a posthumous tribute, or a contemporary figure who can't be there in person, photographs, paintings or drawings can provide a viable starting point. Consequently, portrait sculptors need to acquire the ability to translate two dimensional images into usable three dimensional information.

This course aims to equip students with a thorough understanding of the challenges involved, as well as a step-by-step method to simplify the task in hand. We will be making portraits in clay and students may chose to work from their own material or from photographs and drawings I'll be preparing for the course.

Comprehensive course notes will be provided well in advance to assist with preparation – and you'll need to set aside some time to get ready for working from your home or studio.

Additional Information


Dates & Duration:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday February 15th, 17th and 19th from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Early bird price (for bookings up to four weeks prior to the start date): £150
Standard price: £165

Price excludes materials and equipment.

CONCESSIONS: The concessionary rate is the early bird price less a further 5% – whenever booked. This discount is offered on trust. Please respect this trust system so that I can continue to offer a meaningful concession.


Early Bird - £150.00

Concessions - £142.50