Observation to Abstraction: The Figure in Clay

8 and 9 Jul 2020

Price: Regular price £120.00 Sale


Tutor - Sophie Howard

Wednesday 08 and Thursday 09 July, 10am-4pm 

This two-day class explores ways of stylising and abstracting the human form through manipulating a block of terracotta clay. You will have the opportunity to sculpt the figure from a life model on the first day, and on the second day be steered by imagination and memory to carve into and abstract your modelled figure. There will be an option to have sculptures fired at a later point for a small fee.

All basic materials provided for this course, although please bring any of your own tools if you have them. Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. 

Before booking please read the Terms and Conditions below. 



Participants must be 16 or over.

If eligible, discounts must be applied when first purchasing your class and cannot be given retrospectively. Please contact us if the discount code is not working.

All basic materials provided for this workshop (heavier weight papers available at cost price). Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio. You may wish to bring in something to take work home.

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email drawingschool@rwa.org.uk or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have. If you need to bring a Carer or Support Worker with you to the class, please inform us when enrolling so we can make arrangements. The RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor. If you require the use of the Accessible Parking space please contact front desk on: 0117 973 5129.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking within 3 weeks of the start of the course or workshop you will not be eligible to receive a refund, nor will you be eligible to transfer to another course/workshop unless we can find someone to take your place on your original booking. If we cancel a course or workshop for whatever reason then you will be offered a different date, course or a full refund.


Royal West of England Academy, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1PX

Observation to Abstraction: The Figure in Clay Gallery