Best Clay Sculpting Courses

Find the best online Clay Sculpting Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Clay Sculpting Courses.

Sculpting Creatures and Critters

Bringing Your Ideas to Life in Clay

Created by Neal Deschain - Professional Sculptor

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Students: 2429, Price: $29.99

Students: 2429, Price:  Paid

Have you ever wanted to bring your ideas to life in clay but weren’t sure where to start? This class will give you the skills needed to start creating your own original sculptures using Super Sculpey. We will start from the ground up, beginning with concept creation moving into armatures, building up clay, creating detail and texture, and finally, painting. At the end of the class, you will have a completed sculpture of your own.

Students will need to purchase materials in order to complete this class. Materials list and recommended buying locations will be provided.

Previous sculpting experience is not necessary. However, at least some working knowledge of art basics (form, shape, color theory, etc.) as well as basic drawing skills are highly recommended.

Learn the art of clay sculpting: Make a Ganapati idol

Get trained in clay sculpting and make a Ganapati idol without using any mold.

Created by Mandar Marathe - Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, and Engineer

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Students: 440, Price: $59.99

Students: 440, Price:  Paid

  **JOIN 300+ STUDENTS WHO TOOK THIS COURSE AND MADE AN IDOL** 

The course is about learning how to make an eco-friendly idol of Ganapati using wet clay and some very basic tools. 99% of this course is taught using video lectures and I have used some presentations slides to explain the materials used, answer FAQs and summarize the course.

              This course is divided into 4 sections. We will be starting from making the basic structure, modelling the 4 hands, making the face, the trunk and lastly, adding ornaments and other details to the idol. 

              The course has videos that have cumulative run time of about 3.25 hours. 

              You should do this course if 

               - you enjoy learning something new 

               - you like playing in clay and creating objects with it 

               - you are interested in sculpture as an art form 

               - you want to make a Ganapati idol on your own 

              If you have any questions, you can post them in the questions section or send them to me at mandar.marathe@gmail.com 

              By the end of this course you will master the clay modelling techniques using which You can make clay models of other objects or animals as per your wish. 

    See you in the course! 

How to sculpt the female body

Make a oil based clay sculpture of the human body in a professional way, guided step by step in the process.

Created by Francesca Dalla Benetta - Escultora, Artista Plastica y Caracterizadora (Makeup FX)

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Students: 263, Price: $74.99

Students: 263, Price:  Paid

Learn to make a sculpture of a female body modeled in traditional oil based clay: the course guides them step by step in the creation of structures, volumes and surface of the piece, up to the final finishes.

- You will see how to make a wire structure with the correct proportions, based on real photographic references for greater fidelity.

- you will know the structure of the body, in its anatomical details.

- you will learn to make general volumes of the body and its finest details.

AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU WILL KNOW HOW TO MAKE A FEMALE FIGURE IN THE POSITION YOU PREFER

Have you ever had the curiosity to make a sculpture? Are you a student of plastic arts and want a clear course that simply explains modeling techniques? Do you want to perfect your sculptural technique and know more about materials?

LEARN THE SECRETS OF MAKING LIGHT STRUCTURES, MODELING VOLUMES AND GIVING FINISHES LIKE A PROFESSIONAL SCULPTOR

Francesca, Italian professional sculptor, performs in front of the camera a sculpture inspired by Michelangelo's david, explaining in detail everything he does and why, putting emphasis on all the stages that allow to carry out a sculptural project, the use of tools and the different materials available. It begins with the use of appropriate photographic references, to then make a structure that governs the entire piece, to build the general volumes with lightweight and resistant materials. You will know the use of stíques for sculptor, the different plastilins, you will see different ways of making smooth or textured surfaces, the use of solvents and much more. You will see how to create hands, faces and bodies with correct proportions.

Includes Downloadable Reference Pictures!

In a few hours this video guides you from the realization of an easy and light structure, the creation of volumes, to the final finishes. Each method and each material is explained clearly so you can use it in the best way.

Do not miss the tips and techniques of a professional!

Remember that you have a 30 day guarantee!

How to sculpt the human head (male and female)

Make the head and face sculpture of a man or woman in clay.

Created by Francesca Dalla Benetta - Escultora, Artista Plastica y Caracterizadora (Makeup FX)

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Students: 231, Price: $74.99

Students: 231, Price:  Paid

In this course you will learn how to model a human head:

  • Considerations about the differences between traits of a man and a woman

  • Make a simple and effective structure

  • Outline the main volumes

  • Carefully make all facial features, differentiating between women and men

  • Model the hair

Francesca guides you step by step with examples and clear demonstrations in the wonderful adventure of sculpture: this time, modeling a head. At the end of the class you will be able to model your only one man's or woman's head!

Francesca, Italian professional sculptor, makes a sculpture in front of the camera, explaining in detail everything she does and why, putting emphasis on all the stages that allow carrying out a sculptural project, the use of tools and different materials available. It begins with the use of appropriate photographic references, to then make a structure that governs the entire piece, to build the general volumes with lightweight and resistant materials. You will know the use of tools for sculptors, the use of solvents and much more.

Remember that you have a 30 day guarantee!

Dare to be creative!

A Whimsical Bird!

Learn to sculpt a whimsical bird with air dry clay. No experience necessary!

Created by Suzette Hussey - Mixed Media Artist, Sculptor and Teacher

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Students: 173, Price: $24.99

Students: 173, Price:  Paid

A Whimsical Bird is the first in a series of courses where you learn how to sculpt with air dry clay. Sculpting a whimsical bird is the perfect way to learn how to use air-dry clay. You don't have to worry about getting it perfect, it's whimsical! Who cares?

In this course, you will learn how to sculpt a whimsical bird. We will cover:

1) the basic tools needed

2) forming a simple armature for your sculpture

3) adding air dry clay to your armature

4) smoothing your sculpture

5) adding a base and sanding your sculpture

6) painting and embellishing your sculpture

I have over ten years experience sculpting with air-dry clays making anything from a life-sized Scooby Doo to miniature mermaids and art dolls and I am a member of the Creative Paperclay Design Team. My clay of choice for this course is Creative Paperclay® simply because it is my favorite clay to work with. However, this course is no way affiliated with Creative Paperclay® Company.

I have uploaded the PDF of the supply list and a template you can print and use to help you shape the armature for your bird. The template is letter-sized.