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Figurative Sculpture with Javier Murcia

Javier WEB2Class Name: Sculpt a Figure with Javier Murcia

Class Dates: 28 June - 2 July 2021

Tutor: Javier Murcia

Javier Murcia is a professional sculptor born in Spain. Trained in figurative sculpture, he studied fine arts in Spain and has international experience of 20 years working in film and art industries. He arrived in New Zealand in 2013 and after five years at Weta Workshop he decided to concentrate on his personal artistic career. His most recent work, Eidos Collection, is a step out of the conventional work he normally does. It was exhibited in Vienna and New York at the beginning of 2020. Now, Javier is focussed on his studies of the human figure in order to upgrade skills for new work.

Class Size: 12 (max number of students)

Fee: $580

Class Description

Work with a life model and learn how to build a human figure in clay. If you've done this before then upgrade your figurative sculpting skillset!

This class is open to everyone. It doesn't matter if you come with 2D media/illustration skills or you are already a 3D artist - physical or digital. Javier will guide you to learn about balance, symmetry, structure of the body and some anatomy in order to give you more confidence in approaching the human form. 


Take away a smallish life-like clay figure, the skills to do the same again and the memory of a wonderful fun-filled week.

What materials will be needed?

  • Sculpting tools + spray water bottle to keep clay moist
  • 15kg clay per student to be purchased from the TLC materials shop

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 This class is part of The Learning Connexion's Winter Skills programme