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Unleash your creativity with sculpture classes in New York City. From beginner-friendly workshops to advanced techniques, discover the joy of working with different materials and gain the skills to bring your artistic visions to life.

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The Quick Sketch: Sculpting from Life & Practical Anatomy for Artists

The Compleat Sculptor @ 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Dive into the dynamic world of figure sculpting with "The Quick Sketch: Sculpting from Life & Practical Anatomy for Artists." Under the expert guidance of M.W. Ambroise, this class offers hands-on experience with live models, focusing on anatomical fluency, individual likeness, and expressive form. Perfect for both beginners and advanced sculptors, explore the art of quick sketches and detailed poses in ceramic clay, honing your skills with personalized instruction and a variety of modeling tools.

(45) All levels 13 and older
$135
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Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Master the complex forms of the human face through the art of Écorché sculpture. Build a life-size anatomical sculpture of the human head, starting with a plaster cast skull and sculpting the unique facial muscles on top. Explore the anatomy of the head through lectures, textbooks, and hands-on practice in this immersive workshop.

(150) All levels 16 and older
$300

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Figure Sculpture: Modeling from Life - Female Figure

The Compleat Sculptor @ 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Immerse yourself in the art of figure sculpture with our 5-week class, "Figure Sculpture: Modeling from Life - Female Figure." Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned artist, you'll learn to create detailed terracotta sculptures from a live model, mastering proportions, anatomy, and gesture. Join us for personalized instruction, a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the chance to finish your works with various techniques.

(45) All levels 18 and older
$425

5 sessions

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Introduction To Direct Sculpting In Wax

The Compleat Sculptor @ 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life in three dimensions. Learn the art of direct sculpting in wax and create works that can be cast in bronze, silver, or glass. No armature or rubber mold is needed - just pure artistic freedom. All materials are included, and you get to keep the tool!

(45) Beginner 18 and older
$195
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Bas Relief Sculpture: Exploring the Female Torso in Clay

The Compleat Sculptor @ 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Dive into the art of bas relief sculpture focusing on the female torso in this comprehensive course. Students will explore the grace and form of the female body through theory, hands-on practice, and critical analysis, learning essential techniques for creating depth and dimension. Enjoy personalized guidance in a small class setting as you master the intricacies of bas relief sculpting.

(45) All levels 18 and older
$365

4 sessions

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Stone Carving with Ailene Fields

The Compleat Sculptor @ 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Discover the art of stone carving in this highly acclaimed course taught by renowned sculptor, Ailene Fields. Learn the techniques of initial roughing out, form development, and final finishing, while choosing from a variety of stone options. This individually oriented class will provide you with the essential knowledge to create your stunning stone sculptures.

(45) All levels 13 and older
$325

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Stone Carving Class: A Skill Based Approach

The Compleat Sculptor @ 110 West 19th Street, New York, NY

Unlock the artistry within you with our Stone Carving Class. Learn the skills necessary to manipulate tools with control and create stunning sculptures in limestone. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced carver, this sequential approach will challenge you in a supportive environment.

(45) All levels 18 and older
$325

4 sessions

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Equine Horse Anatomy Ecorche (Sculpture)

The Decorus Atelier of Figurative Art @ 117 57th St., Brooklyn, NY

Learn the antomy of the horse in this intensive equine anatomy ecorche class. Students will be building their own anatomical horse in clay. This class will also include lectures and illustrative diagrams discussing the skeletal to muscular system of basic equine quadruped anatomy

(150) All levels 16 and older
$600

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Neon 101

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of neon creation in this hands-on workshop where you'll design, bend, wire, and install your neon sign or sculpture. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of glass tube processing and gas filling to produce stunning light. All skill levels are welcome, and participants will leave with their custom neon pieces.

(58) Beginner 14 and older
$610

2 sessions

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Neon Lab

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

Illuminate your creativity in Neon Lab, where light becomes tangible art. Explore the vibrant world of neon sculpting, weaving personal narratives into glowing glass creations. With no experience necessary, discover the interplay of color, form, and interactivity, crafting luminous units to take home and cherish.

(58) All levels 18 and older
$1,150

5 sessions

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The Glass Postcard (One Day Fusing)

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

Explore the transformative power of glass as you create a stunning glass "postcard" inspired by your image. Learn cutting, assembling, and fusing techniques while incorporating clear and colored sheet glass and glass powders to add depth and dimension to your artwork. No experience is required.

(58) All levels 14 and older
$360

6 sessions

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Nerikomi Workshop

e.e.ceramics @ 622 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

During this 3 hour workshop you will learn to make patterns in clay by compressing and combining dyed porcelain. Make beads to send to all of your friends, or a small dish. All materials will be provided (pre colored porcelain and tools). You will be given information and resources for dying clay. Make sure to wear clothes you won't mind getting a little dirty. After the workshop, we will take your work to be fired and glazed. It will then...

(35) All levels 18 and older
$120
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Intro to Boro: Chain

UrbanGlass @ 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of flameworking and create your own glass chain in this hands-on workshop at UrbanGlass. Discover the techniques of cutting glass, shaping links using heat and gravity, and connecting loops. No experience is required.

(58) All levels 14 and older
$145
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Ceramic Club - Flowers at the Farm

kaitlynsgood @ 279 S Country Rd, Brookhaven, NY

Experience the beauty of nature and artistry come together in a two-day workshop set amidst the picturesque Early Girl Farm. Paint your own ceramic masterpiece, then gather farm-fresh blooms to arrange in your vase, all while savoring seasonal bites crafted by a local chef.

All levels 18 and older
$200

2 sessions

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Build A Soapbox Derby Car

Hudson River Maritime Museum @ 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY

Get hands-on in our week-long class leading up to the event, where you'll help design and build our wooden car from scratch. No experience needed, ages 11 and up welcome! Spectators can enjoy vendors, food, live performances, and an entertaining awards ceremony at TR Gallo Park.

(20) Beginner 13 and older
$116

5 sessions

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Sculpture: Portrait

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets of creating lifelike human portraits in clay with a renowned instructor. Dive deep into facial anatomy, proportions, and expressions while mastering the art of sculpting. Unleash your creativity and bring your artistic vision to life in this immersive course.

(79) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$280

4 sessions

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Sculpture in Clay

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and explore the ancient art of sculpting with clay. Master the techniques and tools used to shape clay into stunning works of art, from detailed figurines to abstract compositions. All skill levels are welcome in this immersive course.

(79) Beginner 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$280

4 sessions

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Figure Sculpture

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

This hands-on class is thoughtfully designed to complement your figure drawing skills, deepening your understanding of proportion and anatomy. Guided by expert instruction, you will explore comparative measurement and constructive anatomy techniques. With the figure model holding a single pose for the course, you will have ample time to delve into the intricacies of sculpting, focusing on blocking in proportions and surface rendering. This inclusive...

(1083) All levels 18 and older
No upcoming schedules
$380

6 sessions

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The Elements of Sculpture

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY

Unlock your creativity and explore the world of sculpture at the renowned New York School of the Arts. Delve into the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of various materials, while learning about historical practices and techniques. Beginners and advanced students alike are welcome to join this inspiring artistic journey.

(79) All levels 17 and older
No upcoming schedules
$400

8 sessions

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Sculpture: Unconventional Materials

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY

Explore the world of sculpture in a whole new way with this innovative course at the New York School of the Arts. Discover how to create stunning sculptures using unconventional materials and learn the principles of design to bring your creations to life. Unleash your creativity to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

(79) All levels 6 and older
No upcoming schedules
$430

8 sessions

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Reviews for Sculpture Classes in NYC

Sculpture Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,470 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Neon 101

    Reviewed by Yasmin L. on 2/12/2024
    Amazing class. Teaching staff was very knowledgeable and patient, I learned a lot and highly recommend anyone interested in neon to go for this class!
  • Sculpture: Portrait

    Reviewed by Carmen C. on 1/26/2024
    Our instructor was excellent! I learned so much about building an armature, clay tools, measuring out proportions of the face, and many helpful techniques for sculpting facial features.
  • Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

    Reviewed by David G. on 5/17/2021
    In short, this class was a revelation. When I signed up for this class I did not consider myself an artist, and certainly not a sculptor. James showed me otherwise. He is as talented a teacher, as he is a fine artist. I learned so much in this course. It’s more than just sculpting, it’s anatomy, philosophy, drafting, studying light and shadow and more. This class was honestly an inspiration. It allowed me to pursue artistic abilities I didn’t know I had. Abilities we all have and maybe just haven’t nurtured enough. I am proud of what I made and proud to call myself a sculptor now. I look forward to working with James again on another project and would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in sculpture. Two thumbs up. 10/10. 5-stars.
  • Stone Carving with Ailene Fields

    Anonymous review on 2/27/2020
    Really enjoyable, I signed up for another month of class!
  • Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

    Reviewed by Eric M. on 1/6/2020
    James is an excellent artist and teacher and all around great guy. He is inspiring to work with and seems to truly enjoy getting the best out of his students. This is a great starter starter course but also worth taking if you have some experience sculpting. James is very hands on, not afraid to criticize but also very motivational.
  • Stone Carving with Ailene Fields

    Reviewed by ashley h. on 10/3/2018
    The class was amazing!!!! Such a fun experience and super therapeutic.
  • Introduction to Écorché: Portrait Anatomy (Sculpture)

    Reviewed by Kent E. on 9/30/2018
    Brilliant - James is extremely meticulous and knowledgeable, as well as being a great teacher and communicator. Highly recommended if you would like to do something creative, instructive and different.
  • The Quick Sketch: Sculpting from Life & Practical Anatomy for Artists

    Reviewed by Maggie T. on 7/30/2018
    Loved the class and the instructor. Had a great time cant wait to go back.

Discover the Best Sculpture Classes in NYC

Sculpture is artwork that is three-dimensional, and has been used as a form of self-expression since ancient times. Sculptors work with a variety of different materials; clay, wood, and metal are some of the more common ones, but some sculptures incorporate less conventional items such as recycled materials, or “found” objects. Sculptures can range in size from small objects to large public monuments, and can also exist in a variety of styles such as realistic, or more abstract, or conceptual.

Why You Should Learn Sculpture in NYC

Sculptors develop a number of different skills that can be useful in other settings. For example, they learn to work with many different tools and materials, and they develop their hand-eye coordination and spatial and problem-solving skills. Sculptors also need to learn persistence and patience, since some sculptures can take months to complete. All of these things can be assets in any type of creative career, including other types of art, but also in jobs like engineering or design. 

Learning sculpture is also a way to do something creative. Sculptors can experiment with a wide range of different materials, manipulating and combining them in an even greater number of different forms. In recent years, some sculptors have even started to add other elements–such as sound, light, or video projection–to their work in order to create an interactive viewer experience. Many people say that the high level of creative freedom associated with sculpting is very rewarding.

In-Person Sculpture Classes & Schools in NYC

In-person sculpture classes are one of the most popular ways to learn to sculpt, and there are many options in New York City. Wagner College Lifelong Learning offers Open Studio–Figure Sculpture, which takes place on Saturday mornings and runs for four sessions. Students in this class use a long-term pose, and sculpt with clay, however, they are also welcome to draw or paint from the pose. This class costs $150, which includes the model fee, clay, and firing costs. Wagner College is located on Grymes Hill in the borough of Staten Island. Its Lifelong Learning Program helps students of all ages gain enrichment, diversity, and self-empowerment.

Brooklyn-based UrbanGlass offers a hollow core casting class called Casting the Void, where students learn to cast sculptural objects with interior voids that can be viewed from the outside. The class also covers writing kiln programs, coldworking, and polishing glass. There are seven sessions in total, and tuition is $1,240. Glass casting experience is helpful for students planning to take this class, but it is not required. UrbanGlass is the largest public-access glass facility in the New York area, and also functions as a studio for more than a hundred different artists. It runs classes on a variety of glass-related crafts.

The Compleat Sculptor also offers sculpting classes. Stone Carving Class: A Skill Based Approach is $295 for four sessions. Classes run on Tuesday evenings, and new students can join at any time. Students learn to use stone carving tools sequentially, practicing each new skill with an assigned project. They eventually work up to designing original sculptures. The price of this course also includes open studio time. It is designed for beginners, but can also be beneficial for more advanced carvers. Basic tools are provided, however, students must buy a limestone block for essential projects. The Compleat Sculptor sells sculpture supplies and runs a variety of different sculpture classes. It is located in New York City, near the Flatiron Building.

In addition to stone carving, the Compleat Sculptor also runs a variety of other types of sculpture classes. Introduction to Direct Sculpting in Wax is a three-hour workshop in wax sculpting. Students learn to produce wax molds that can be cast in bronze, silver, or glass. Tuition is $235, and includes all materials. Students also get to keep their sculpting tool. Resin Rubber Overview: Mold Making is a two-hour class focused on making molds. Students learn about various mold-making materials, and how to use them to make molds. The class is designed for beginners, Tuition is $55.

Michelle Greene Sculpture also offers sculpting classes. Greene is a working artist, and has also taught at a number of universities. Her studio is in Brooklyn. Mig Welding is a two-hour class that costs $280. This class is limited to only two students, who learn to set up the machine, tack, and run a bead. Students create a small sculpture to take home with them. They should wear closed-toed leather or suede shoes, cotton socks, and a long-sleeved cotton shirt, and bring a long-sleeved sweatshirt. Welding gear is supplied. Greene also offers other types of welding classes including Introduction to Oxy-Acetylene Welding, where students learn to braze with a torch. 

East Village Hats runs a sculpting class called Sculpting Flowers in Thermoplastic. This class costs $595, and runs for two sessions. It is designed both for students interested in making hats, and those who want to learn about working with thermoplastic. Students learn to combine thermoplastic and silk to make headpieces, creating patterns, and using coloring techniques. All materials are included. East Village Hats is located in New York City’s East Village, and sells a variety of different handmade hats.

Virtual Sculpture Classes & Schools

Another way to learn sculpting is to enroll in a virtual sculpture class. Virtual classes are a good option for students who don’t live near an in-person school, or are unable to commute to one. With the virtual format, students are still able to learn from a live instructor; they just do so via a conferencing platform like Zoom, rather than in person. A downside to the virtual format is that students generally have to supply their own sculpting tools and materials, unlike with an in-person class, where these are often supplied.

The non-profit Evanston Art Center runs a virtual sculpting class called Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Making Sculpture, where students create sculptures using non-traditional materials. The goal of this course is for students to learn to break down the boundaries that are imposed by the use of traditional sculpting materials. Fishing line and kitchen shears are needed for the first class session. Classes take place via Zoom, and tuition is $375. 

Portrait Sculpture is another virtual sculpture class option. This course is offered by Grand Central Atelier, which is a non-profit art school based in Queens, New York. Curriculum for this class includes sculpting a portrait from a live model, sculpting specific expressions, and infusing life in a sculpture. Students also learn about recycling materials, using measurements, and maintaining clay at home. Tuition is $495.

A variety of other visual and fine-art skills can also be learned virtually. For instance, the Chicago Botanic Garden offers a weaving class that has eight sessions, and costs $374. In Introduction to Weaving, the instructor begins by helping students construct their own looms. After that, they learn about a number of different tapestry approaches and weaving techniques. A supply list is sent out after registration is complete.

Some people also like learning to sew virtually. The New York Sewing Center offers a virtual four-session class called Sewing 101, which covers many different sewing skills including understanding sewing terminology, reading a commercial pattern, choosing the right fabric, setting in a zipper and waistband, and using different stitches and seam finishes. Students create a drawstring pouch and a pair of drawstring pants or a skirt. Tuition is $450, and supply lists are provided on the first day of class.

Private Group Sculpture Classes in NYC

For New York City residents who want to plan a fun group activity or team-building event, CourseHorse offers sculpture classes for private groups. The booking process for these classes is simple, with no registration required, no booking fees, and a class confirmation emailed within 24 hours of booking.

For groups that want to learn sculpting, there is a class called Virtual Clay Hand Building. This class costs $75 per person, and can accommodate up to 500 people. Participants learn a variety of different pottery techniques, and then create either a candle holder or a planter. No prior experience is needed, and all materials are provided. Sculptures are made from air-dry clay, which does not need to be dried in a kiln.

Another popular group art class is the Virtual Mosaic Tray Workshop. In this class, participants use mosaic tiles to create a design on a tray, and add grout to stabilize the design. All necessary materials are shipped to participants ahead of time. This class costs $85 per person, and can be taken by up to 100 people.

The Polymer Clay Jewelry class also involves sculpting with clay. In this class, instructors cover a variety of different techniques, and then participants create their own custom jewelry. Clay, sculpting tools, and accessories are all shipped ahead of time. This group class costs $85 per person, and can be taken by up to 500 people. 

There is a flexible change policy for all group classes booked through CourseHorse, which allows changes to the total group size up to 72 hours before the event, as long as the minimum group size has been met. To learn more about scheduling a private group sculpture class, contact CourseHorse.

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