Hazel Reeves teaching portrait sculpture


‘We all enjoyed your portrait-head course – thank you so much for being such a patient, kind and inspiring teacher’ – an experienced sculptor

Portrait Head in Clay, Sussex Sculpture Studios, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Saturdays 4, 11, 18, 25 November, & 2 December 2017, 10am – 4pm, £350 (including materials and firing) SOLD OUT

Summer School: Monday 2 July – Friday 6 July 2018, 10am – 4pm, £350 (including materials and firing)

Have you ever wanted to capture someone’s face or expression in a sculpture? Working a portrait in clay from a live model is a really rewarding experience.  On the first day you will start by examining the model and exploring the structure of the head, building a small portrait in clay. This learning will then be used to start the development of a life-size portrait on an armature. You will continue to work on this with the model for the next three and a half days. For those less experienced, the final morning will be spent learning how to hollow-out the portrait in readiness for firing. This course will be taught in a way suitable for all levels of experience – from beginners to the advanced. Course maximum: 8.

Expressive Portrait Head Weekend Workshop, Sussex Sculpture Studios, Billingshurst, West Sussex

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018, 10am – 4pm, £160 (including materials and firing)

Want to capture more expression and character in your portrait sculptures? Want time to experiment with different poses, textures and techniques? Want a challenge? If yes, this two-day course is for you. Using a different model each day you will have the chance to sculpt in clay a series of smaller heads. At a later stage you can choose to hollow-out and fire these. The course is suited to those with some experience of portrait sculpture. Course maximum: 8.



Mobile: 07765 892864
Landline: 01403 786224

2018 Easter and summer schools

Provisional dates are: Morley College (London) 4-day Portrait Masterclass course 3-6 April 2018; Art Academy (London) 4-day Portrait Masterclass, 28-31 August 2018. There will also be more courses at the Sussex Sculpture Studios and Phoenix Brighton.

Student mailing list

Join my student mailing list to get advance notice of new courses – email me (hazel [at] hazelreeves.com) to join.

One-to-one portrait sculpture tuition

I undertake one-to-one tuition in my studio for beginners as well as mentoring for other professional sculptors.

If you are interested in attending classes, want me to teach a class or want one-to-one tuition or mentoring, email me hazel [at] hazelreeves.com.


‘Marvellous course, excellent and generous tuition enabled us all to progress and have fun in the process’ – beginner sculptor

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