Brian Booth Craig – 5 day Female full figure sculpture workshop

Brian Booth Craig – 5 day Female full figure sculpture workshop

Portrait Sculpture Workshop

  • Payment options available At the check out point on the website
  • Location: Manly Sculpture School, studio 1, 19 North Fort Road Manly NSW 2095
  • Dates: 21 – 25 September 2022
  • Time: 9 am to 4 pm daily – with 1 hr lunch break
  • Workshop Size: Min 8 with a max of 12 students per workshop
  • Lunch and snack: Please bring your lunch, however, snacks coffee and tea will be provided.
  • Material: Boards and armature are included.
  • Clay will be available for purchase at the studio.
  • Some tools are available to share, however, we encourage students to bring their tools.
  • Transport: From the Manly Wharf or local Manly accommodation to the studio can be arranged.
  • Accommodation: Not included. We recommend Airbnb or local hotels that can cater to your needs.


An introduction to the techniques and traditions of figure sculpture through instruction in figure modelling. Emphasis will be placed upon the systematic study of proportions, basic anatomy, composition, and gesture.

The workshop is designed to give students a greater understanding and appreciation for the variety of sculptural practices that employ the human form through discussion about the history of sculpture.  In addition to modelling the life figure, the workshop includes lectures, presentations, discussions, and demonstrations.

Students will work directly from a female model to create a 1/3 scale figure in plasticine over an aluminium wire armature.

A total of five studio days with a live model, six hours per day.  With a minimum enrolment of 8 participants for the workshop to go ahead and a maximum of 12 participants per workshop.

Armature wire is included but Clay will be available for purchase at the studio. Students may bring their tools.

The sculpture is yours to take home, We can also provide moulding services for an additional fee.

Special workshop refund policy
You will be refunded the full amount of the workshop minus the transactions fee if cancelled due to the lack of participants or travel restrictions.
No refunds policy applies otherwise on deposit and full payments.

Sculpture examples


Guided by


Brian Booth Craig

Brian Booth Craig (b. 1968; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a contemporary sculptor who specializes in bronze. Sculpting from life, his work translates classically derived figures into contemporary icons. His females nudes are imbued with a sense of agency. Mixing 21st century gestures with surprising talismans, his statues are very much of our time, despite the medium’s classical origins. Verist in nature, Craig’s figures capture moments of individual self-assertion.

Brian holds a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University (1993) as well as an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art (2013) and is an Honorary Member of the International Sculpture Center (2013).

A former apprentice and assistant of the painter and sculptor Audrey Flack, Brian also has extensive teaching experience, first as a professor of sculpture at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (2004-2015) and at art workshops in the USA, Italy, Brazil, and South Africa. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Internationally. Brian is represented by Louis K Meisel Gallery in New York City.  See more at

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