When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Luke Jones
  • Course Code W23STEA05F
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn to model portrait & full pose clay life sculptures. Working from a variety of life models and poses, develop observation skills, individual expression, clay modelling and clay preparation techniques for firing. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Beginners will learn how to: measure the figure to make life-size or scaled down/occasionally scaled up clay sculptures and use correct angle of view when working
  • Beginners will learn about the different types of clays, working methods and hollowing clay sculptures for firing
  • Intermediate students: Will be able to consolidate the skills above and will be encouraged to get involved in the setting of poses and develop identity into their work
  • More advanced students will be encouraged to experiment with materials and working methods, develop skills and identity in their work.
  • All students will learn and explore colouring and finishing techniques on completed sculptures
  • All students will understand and practice the Health and Safety of clay and the sculpture studio practice.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will be guided by your tutor to develop your own individual clay modelled work observing and measuring from the model You will learn by practical tasks working from a life model Activities will include demos of clay modelling, colouring and patination There will be peer learning (learning from each other) and projects designed to encourage learning

    Entry requirements

    No - Enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to experiment in order to progress. The class is a mixed level class often with half and half new people and more experienced students. The class will be taught using spoken English with a very small amount of writing when filling in forms. If you require extra help in understanding English or in writing please explain this to your tutor and he will do his best to help

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This course takes place in Pelham Hall (off site) Clay sculptures can get heavy so let your tutor know if you have any difficulty lifting heavy loads - help is always available.

    What you need

    You should wear work clothes or apron in this class & hard shoes or boots. No sandals or high heels; you will be in a workshop environment Sketch book and pencils are useful.

    What you can do next

    You can try different sculpture courses, pre Foundation and Art Foundation courses at Morley. The work produced can also be used in portfolios for entry into Higher Education applying for Art Degree courses or developing your own studio practice.