Create Amazing Sculptures - 8-week Course with Lesley Passey
8-week course for beginners and all levels

"Everything was explained clearly. Great teacher. Really worth doing, learnt so much. " - Rita

This stimulating new course is an inspiring way for all new artists and those with some experience to discover the secrets to creating amazing sculptures in clay!

This course in 8 half-day sesions will guide you through the basics - from observing and understanding the stuctures of the human head, taking measurements and photographs (of a live model!), building on your armature, through to shaping the clay and finishing - all in just 8 weeks!

  • No previous experience is necessary; also suitable for those already sculpting or painting portraits
  • Step by step demonstrations and critiques
  • Live model to work from
  • Small class sizes
  • Clay shaping techniques and tools
  • Widely spaced, sanitized workspaces
  • Materials and refreshments are included
  • This 8-session course costs £300 inc VAT per person - that's just £37.50 per week!

The Course Structure covers:

  • Understanding the structures of the human head
  • Taking measurements and photographs to work from
  • Creating your armature and defining the starting shape for your bust
  • Handling and shaping the clay
  • Using 3d modelling methods to establish the fundamental shape
  • Adding fine details for a good likeness
  • Finishing off and critiquing your's and your peers' work

You are asked to bring:

  • A phone with camera, or a digital camera
  • Old clothes

This class is led by Lesley Passey, an accomplished artist, graphic designer and course creator. After a career designing and developing courses in further education, Lesley is now sharing her skills and introducing new artists to the joys of producing lifelike sculptures and portraits they'll be proud to show off!

How to book your place - Create Amazing Sculptures with Lesley Passey

Create Amazing Sculptures is structured as an 8-week course of 3 hours per session, from 10am to 1pm on Wednesdays and takes place on the dates below.

If you're ready to book, use the PayPal button below and select the session you want to join - debit / credit cards and PayPal accepted . We can also take personal bookings in our studio.
All bookings are subject to our class bookings Terms And Conditions.

You can opt to pay £100 deposit to secure your place and pay the balance 6 weeks before the course, or pay in full - select the option you prefer in the Paypal drop-down below.

If you have any questions or concerns get in touch and we'll do our best to help.

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What attendees have said about Lesley's courses:

"...thanks so much to you and Mike for the brilliant sculpture course - so enjoyable and instructive"

"'d never done portraits, used charcoal or pastels before and was truly amazed at results"

"Lesley's technique so easy to follow and is excellent for beginners"

So positive! Always constructive, insired to continue"

"Challenging, insightful, thought-provoking and inspirational"


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Create amazing sculptures with Lesley Passey on this workshop at Vitreus ArtDiscover how to take measurements that will result in lifelike proportions - using a live model! Sculptor, Artist and portrait expert Lesley Passey teaches sculpting at Vitreus ArtYes, the subject did have ceremonial nails attached to his head!
Join this Sculpture 8 week course at Vitreus Art - taught by artist Lesley Passey Learn how to use an armature to support your bust
Lesley Passey - artist and art teacher at Vitreus Art
Lesley in the studio with her calipers!

About Lesley Passey

Lesley graduated from Bath Academy of Art in Graphic Design and Illustration. She has worked in Design consultancy in London and moved on to a Senior Designer Post at the Open University in Milton Keynes.

She later set up a degree course in graphic design at Milton Keynes College. She later graduated from the University of Northampton with a Masters Degree in print making.

Now fully retired from college life she sculpts busts in clay and works in 2D with oils, pastels and acrylics to produce portraits and landscapes. She often uses digital skills to enhance her finished artwork taking it in an innovative direction.