Introduction to Clay Sculpture

Course summary

This four-hour workshop promises to encourage unlimited exploration and creativity!

In this workshop, our engaging and friendly tutor, Ilona, will introduce you to the art of forming clay by hand. You will learn the basic nature of clay, and how to manipulate, shape, and decorate it to bring a sculpture to life.

By spontaneously arranging modelled figures, whether human or animal, or plants and things, you will learn to create your own scenarios, and there are no limits on creativity.

Artistic knowledge is not necessary, and beginners are welcome!

What you will learn

  • basic clay modelling techniques specific for sculpture
  • an understanding of tools and materials suitable for sculpting with clay
  • making 3-dimensional work and developing an individual approach

What you will get

  • a range of techniques with the opportunity to explore your own creative project
  • how to progress from simple shapes to more complex live forms
  • take home your very own creation

What you need to bring

  • drink bottle
  • apron
  • wear casual/older clothes and covered or closed-in shoes – clay can get messy!

About the Tutor

Ilona is a sculptor, creativity coach and art therapist with a vision to support students in creating their own unique work. Ilona has been a creative professional for almost three decades and after many years of focusing on art, international exhibitions, art fairs, and everything that’s involved with being a professional artist.

Course cost

COST: $95.00

Class availability: 10 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Saturday 24 August
9.00am – 1.00pm (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to go ahead. For this reason, we encourage students to book at least 5 days prior to the course/workshop. In the unlikely event that we don't get enough enrolments, we may need to postpone to a later date or cancel the course/workshop. You will be advised via email or text prior to the class commencing.


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Call 9687 1560 during office hours and have your credit card details ready. We accept MasterCard and Visa.

In person

Come to YCC at 59 Francis Street, Yarraville during office hours to enquire or enrol and pay in person.