Classical Figure Sculpture Class

Archangel Sophia

Working from a live model in a long pose, learn to manipulate the spatial relationships between artist, model, and sculpture to achieve correct perspective. You will be amazed at how quickly you achieve results using this time-tested method for learning to see and rendering your vision in 3 dimensions.

About the Class

Attention to anatomy and clay modeling techniques will be the focus of this class. Working in 3 hour sessions over a period of 8 to 10 weeks students will use the planes and profiles of the figure to create a sculpture in oil-based clay. Ample instruction and demonstrations will help students to progress through study of the portrait, the torso, and the third life-size and half life-size figure. Armature building is an optional part of the program although students may choose to buy them on the internet. Students pay for their own clay and armature.


  • Highly personalized program
  • Close one-on-one instruction and frequent critiques
  • Small classes: maximum of 8 students per session
  • Instruction in the Sight-Size method
  • Real time demonstrations of methods and materials
  • Anatomy Instruction
  • Introduction to symbolic geometry, such as the golden ratio
  • Work alongside instructors who are creating works of art as they teach

An interview is required for admission. Please contact the school at schedule an is a $50 registration fee for first time students

Tools and Supplies

Students provide their own materials and most tools. Download the Sculpture Class Material List

Enrollment and Cost

Session Times:

Monday 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 5pm – 8pm


Each class is $195.00/month or $585 for the series which includes the model fee of $20/month or $60/term.

Students may pay by the month if prior arrangements are made with the Director

Payment Options



Call us at (831)325-3289. We can take Visa or MC over the phone.

By Check

Send the check to :
      Neoteric Renaissance School of Art
      Studio #126 1050 River Street
      Santa Cruz, CA