Sussex Sculpture Studios

Summer School 2017

Image right - Gravitas by Hazel Reeves

LIFE MODELLING IN CLAY - 2 places left

Tutor: Marji Talbot     10 am to 4 pm

Dates: June 26 - 30   10 am - 4 pm

5 days - £330  (includes all material and firing costs)

Class size: 9

Enjoy the challenges of working from the life model to produce up to 1/2 life size figures or smaller. Larger figures will be coil built without an armature allowing easy firing. This intensive course allows an opportunity for those with experience in modelling to push their work further, while the less experienced or complete beginner will be given plenty of guidance throughout. Work will be fired once dry to be collected at a later date.


Tutor: Marji Talbot/ Chaz Wyman

Dates: July 10 - 14    10am to 4pm

5 days - £360 (includes all materials)

Have fun creating a large weatherproof sculpture for your garden (figure, animal or abstract). Working from your own ideas, you will begin by constructing an armature cut and modeled in polystyrene, followed by a layer of jesmonite ( a fume free user friendly material). Working further with jesmonite to model surface forms and detail before colouring and sealing the finished piece.

PORTRAIT HEAD IN CLAY - 1 space left

Tutor: Hazel Reeves SWA FRSA

June 19 - 23  10 am to 4 pm

5 days   £350     Class size: 7

Fascinated with faces? Why not join us as we explore portrait sculpture over five days?  Work from life to create a lively portrait head. This course is suitable for all levels of experience. Hazel specialises in portrait sculpture and is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts


Tutor: Hazel Reeves

July 8/9rd weekend    10 am - 4 pm

2 days: £160 (includes all materials, firing and model fees

Want to capture more expression and character in your portrait sculptures? Want time to experiment with different poses, textures? If yes, this two day course is for you. Using a different model each day you will have the chance to sculpt in clay a series of smaller heads and one larger. At a later stage you can choose to hollow out and fire these. The course is suited to those with some experience of portrait sculpture.Hazel Reeves is a specialist portrait sculptor and is on the Council of the Society of Women Artists and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, exhibiting her work at London galleries and across the South of England and Wales. 

DRAW BIG   Fully Booked

Tutor: Marji Talbot

Dates: July 3 - 7      10am - 4pm 

£250 including paper and model fees

Life drawing or painting with a difference! If you enjoy life drawing and would like a challenge this is the course for you. Working life size over four days onto large sheets of Fabriano cartridge paper (suitable for both wet and dry media) you will be encouraged to produce one or more expressive drawings or paintings of the model. Experience of life drawing is necessary.