Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Sculpture Workshop

Discover the fundamentals of the sculpture: bas-relief, sculpture in the round and coil technique

Sculpture Workshop

Basic course of sculpting techniques with clay or plaster

An intensive in-depth study of the main techniques of sculpture with:

  • clay;
  • plaster;
  • stucco;
  • plastilina.

The following techniques can be studied: bas-relief, sculpture in the round and coil technique: 30 hours of tuition which can be spread in:

  • 5 days, 10am-1pm Monday-Friday and 1.30pm-5pm Monday-Thursday.
  • 2 weeks, 10am-1pm Monday-Friday;
  • 4 weeks, 2.30pm-5pm Monday-Wednesday.

The workshop is meant to those artists whose aim is to discover the fundamentals of the sculpture and improve their manual skills. Through a hands-on approach students will easily learn how to model, that is ho to “see”, “build” and create a 3-dimensional piece of art.

The program

Bas-relief and dry wall art

Bas-relief is a sculpture technique that is mainly used for decoration and that allows to create a projecting image with a shallow overall depth. Students will learn how to design and make up the background, how to create a three-dimensional composition also by using perspective and deepness effects.

Sculpture in the round

Sculpture in the round is a technique which allows to accomplish a fully three-dimensional figure completely detached from its background. The peculiarity of these kind of works is that they can be observed from any point of view. During the seminar our Art teacher will show the students how to build the skeleton of the composition and afterwards how to create the entire sculpture by adding clay to the supporting structure.

The coil technique

The coil (or “colombino”) technique was already used in the ancient times to make vases, cups and other round clay containers. Students will learn to build ceramic forms by rolling out coils of clay and joining them together, either manually or with a specific tool. Students will then be able to create artistic objects: not only vases, but also busts, half-length portraits and other kinds of sculptures.

This workshop is available every Monday all year round

Price and details


1 week, 30 hours, 655 Euro
2 weeks, 60 hours, 1180 Euro (instead of 1310 Euro, save 130 Euro)
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Course price includes

  • clay;
  • the use of all the necessary tools;
  • a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Starting dates and schedule

Classes start every Monday all year round.

Schedule: 10am-1pm from Monday to Friday and 1.30pm-5pm from Monday to Thursday.

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