Sculpture Modelling the Figure Course with Tim Shaw Cornwall


This exciting three day course is led by renowned sculptor Tim Shaw who will encourage students to explore the figure with dynamic drawing through to modelling the human form in wax. There is a strong emphasis on understanding the natural balance of weight distribution that the figure is bound by in motion.

The course concentrates on drawing and modelling the figure, using as a model a dancer, a Tai-chi practitioner and a traditional artists’ model. Drawing and modelling will be integrated into each other over the three days - drawing with ink, sticks, brushes, charcoal etc. Tuition will be given on the basics of modelling the figure using wire and wax.

All materials will be supplied by the school.


Photographs of Tim Shaw © Nik Strangelove

Newlyn School of Art 9.50 for a 10am start.

All levels of experience. Beginners welcome. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

A3 Sketch book and a few pencils. Old clothes that you are happy to get dirty.

Please bring a packed lunch.

290.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

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You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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