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Sculpture Classes Los Angeles

Unleash your creativity and explore the world of sculpture with a variety of hands-on classes in Los Angeles. Learn the art of molding, carving, and shaping various materials and gain the skills to bring your imagination to life.

6 classes in-person in Los Angeles have spots left, and 1 class live online is available.

Ceramics: Clay Sculpting

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Explore the art of sculpting intricate three-dimensional forms using the versatile medium of clay.

$195

5 sessions

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Quick Sculpt Figure

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA

Unlock your creativity and master the art of sculpting the human form with an introductory workshop at the renowned Valley Art Workshop. Immerse yourself in the process of transforming figure drawings into stunning conceptual sculptures, as you learn about proportion, gesture, mass, and movement. Join us for two days of hands-on practice and gain the skills to bring your artistic vision to life.

$400

2 sessions

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Sculpture Portrait/Figure

The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA

Refine your skills in capturing the essence of the human form with this advanced art course, where you'll learn techniques and aesthetics to enhance your drawings and paintings of the head. Work with a model and explore black-and-white studies before delving into color. Your tuition covers all materials needed for this intensive artistic journey.

$760

8 sessions

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Gestural Animal Sculpture

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA

Learn to bring your animal sketches to life through the art of gestural animal sculpture. Discover the techniques and tools needed to create dynamic and expressive animal sculptures in this two-day workshop at Valley Art Workshop. Unleash your creativity and explore the world of animal sculpture like never before.

$400

2 sessions

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Mosaic Glass on Wood

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA

Discover the art of creating stunning mosaic masterpieces using glass on wood in this beginner-friendly class. Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques needed to make a beautiful table or wall hanging for your home. No prior experience is necessary.

Mosaic Madness: Glass on Glass

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA

Discover the art of creating stunning glass mosaics using the intricate technique of glass on glass. Unleash your creativity and learn how to piece together colorful glass fragments to form captivating designs in this hands-on course. Elevate your glasswork skills and transform ordinary glass into extraordinary pieces of art.

Chalk Sculpture (8-11 yrs)

Young Gates @ Interactive Live Online

Discover the art of chalk carving with this beginner-friendly workshop that will teach you the fundamentals of soft carving and sculpting. Unleash your creativity and learn how to create beautiful sculptures using chalk and basic tools. Join us for a week of artistic exploration and develop your observation skills and understanding of proportion and measurements.

$199

5 sessions

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Fantasy Sculpture

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA

Intuitive Figurative Sculpture From Imagination (Please arrive 20 minutes early. Parking is ample and easy. ) — PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN MATERIALS (LISTED AT BOTTOM). JOHN WILL HAVE SOME MATERIALS AND REFERENCES TO SUPPLEMENT. — Making the jump from figure drawing to conceptual sculpture can be a huge challenge. In this four-day workshop, students will learn how to approach sculpting in an intuitive way,...

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$450

4 sessions

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Vintage Girl

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Award-winner Chef Yi will teach you how to make a vintage style cake top like a pro. Sculpting material options: edible fondant or non-edible flour modeling clay. In this class, students will learn: With or without an armature for figure Sculpt the figure’s face and makeup & hairstyle Make the figure’s body/hands/feet Make the figure’s dress and accessories Color dusting for figure All figure cake toppers come with a wood base...

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$569

3 sessions

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Sleeping Beauty

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Award-winner Chef Yi will share you a 2000 years old figure sculpting technique. Sculpting material options: edible fondant or non-edible flour modeling clay. In this class, students will learn: With or without an armature for figure Sculpt the figure’s face and makeup & hairstyle Make the figure’s body/hands/feet Make the figure’s dress and accessories Color dusting for figure All figure cake toppers come with a wood base or...

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$629

4 sessions

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Cinderella Figure Modeling

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Award-winning cake artist Yi shares her unique fondant modeling solution that integrates the 2000-year-old traditional Chinese figurine art with the modern cake decorating techniques on top of the cake. Chef Yi will share her unique figure-sculpting techniques and you will model your own runaway Cinderella. In this intensive workshop, we will work together and each one of us will make an exquisite fondant runaway Cinderella on top of the cake,...

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$699

5 sessions

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Secret Garden Fairy Figure Modeling

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Award-winning cake artist Yi shares her unique fondant modeling solution that integrates the 2000-year-old traditional Chinese figurine art with the modern cake decorating techniques on top of the cake. In this intensive workshop, we will work together and each one of us will make an exquisite fondant fairy on top of the cake, which utilizes almost all typical figure modeling techniques in the high-end cake decorating market. You will follow Yi...

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$699

5 sessions

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Alice In Wonderland 3D Sculpted Cake Class

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Alice in Wonderland 3d cake for your special event! The modeling master Chef Yi will teach you how to make this kids crazy theme cake! In the first 3 sessions, students will make all cake toppers and accessories, and in the last session, students will bring their real cake or use our dummy cake to assemble this fantastic celebrating cake. Students will make Alice and her friends, tree trunk, fruits, flowers and leaves, vintage letters card for your...

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$450

3 sessions

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Blythe Doll Cake Topper

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Award-winner Chef Yi will teach you how to make a cute Blythe doll cake top like a pro. Sculpting material options: edible fondant or non-edible flour modeling clay. Sculpting Materials: Flour Sculpting, Fondant Sculpting In this class, students will learn: With or without an armature for figure Sculpt the figure’s face and makeup & hairstyle Make the figure’s body/hands/feet Make the figure’s dress and accessories Color dusting...

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Wedding Blythe Couple

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Figure modeling master Yi will teach you how to make a loved couple figure top. Sculpting material options: edible fondant or non-edible flour modeling clay. In this class, students will learn: With or without an armature for figure Sculpt the figure’s face and makeup & hairstyle Make the figure’s body/hands/feet Make the figure’s dress and accessories Color dusting for figure All figure cake toppers come with a wood base or...

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$360

2 sessions

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Sculpting the Fantastic

Valley Art Workshop @ 5210 Collier Place, Woodland Hills, CA

In this 2 day workshop, Matt will both introduce students to the formal basics of sculpture and lead them through the imagination and execution of their own characters. The workshop will include: A 20-minute presentation of Matt's work and biography, with audience Q & A. A 45-minute demonstration of Matt's initial approach in creating a sculpture. Interactive Instruction. The remaining time for the two days will involve Matt advising students...

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$225

2 sessions

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Digital Life Sculpting (with ZBrush)

Studio Arts @ 570 W Avenue 26, Los Angeles, CA

Working from a live model offers an unrivaled approach to improving your sculpting skills.  Join us to learn to sculpt live models using Pixologic ZBrush. Utilizing ZBrush, this class will showcase software techniques that focus on improving the foundation of your digital sculpting skills. Topics covered include: anatomy, weight, rhythm, gesture, skin and muscle over bone, and character posing. The class is an intermediate-to-advanced level...

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$1,500

10 sessions

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Virtual Afterschool Class - Once Upon a Time with Clay

Dragonfly Designs @ Virtual Class

What do a greedy troll and some hungry goats have in common with a brother and sister who come upon a house made of candy and decide to eat to their hearts’ contentment? Why, everything! We invite students to join as our talented instructor teaches them how to bring these and other fairy tales to life, step-by-step, using different types of media such as air-dry clay and tempera paint! Kids will learn all about space by designing...

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$270

8 sessions

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Green Tea Lady

CAKE PLAYHOUSE @ 13521 Reva Pl, Cerritos, CA

Award-winner Chef Yi will share her unique figure sculpting techniques. In this class, students will learn: With or without an armature for figure Sculpt the figure’s face and makeup & hairstyle Make the figure’s body/hands/feet Make the figure’s dress and accessories Color dusting for figure All figure cake toppers come with a wood base or dummy cake Note: We will use the following modeling toolset provided by Yi Cakes. Please...

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Sculpture Seminar

Hunter Killer Studio @ 1849 Dana St, California City, CA

These lectures will not only improve the student's sculpting skills, but many of the concepts can be applied to various other fields and everyday life. The seminar itself is rather short, but after three days, students will be able to think and grow on their own; ultimately seeing positive changes continue even after the seminar. Approximately 2 weeks to one month before the seminar, students will receive an email with assignment details. Assignment...

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$330

3 sessions

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Reviews for Sculpture Classes in Los Angeles

Sculpture Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.3 stars based on 816 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Mosaic Madness: Glass on Glass

    Anonymous review on 9/15/2023
    Fun! Well organized and detailed instructor! Gained basic knowledge and looking forward to future projects!!
  • Mosaic Glass on Wood

    Reviewed by Eva H. on 2/21/2020
    We got a good start on making a glass mosaic on wood. We will continue working on our projects on our own and return to the studio when we’re ready to do the grouting. We enjoyed the class and the instructor a great deal.
  • Blythe Doll Cake Topper

    Reviewed by Dana L. on 9/3/2019
    I’ve been searching and searching for cake decorating classes and finally found the best instructor EVER! Yi is an amazing artist and instructor. Her work is absolutely breathtaking. Yi is very patient and kind. She will teach you all her tricks that she knows. I can’t wait to take all of her classes!
  • Blythe Doll Cake Topper

    Reviewed by Amy C. on 9/1/2019
    Yi is a amazing cake decorator, especially in fondant figures, very detail work and technic. She teach step by step. She also provide food and drinks. Be patient, because you will take a beautiful art work home.
  • Mosaic Madness: Glass on Glass

    Reviewed by RUTH A. on 9/23/2018
    I really enjoyed the class. The staff and instructor were very knowledgable and friendly. I am so excited to find a mosaic glass classes in the area. Once I finish this project, I will sign up for another class at their studio.

Discover the Best Sculpture Classes in Los Angeles

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork, and includes a huge variety of different sizes and styles. Many sculptors work with traditional materials like clay and wood, however, some experiment with less conventional items such as “found” objects and recycled materials. While some sculpture is created to look realistic, other artists use more abstract styles. In recent years, sculptors have also begun to add other types of media–such as light or video projection–to their work, creating a multi-sensory viewing experience. Sculpture is a form of artistic expression that dates back thousands of years, to ancient times, when people carved small figures out of bone or stone.

Why You Should Learn Sculpture in Los Angeles

Many people find sculpture to be personally fulfilling because of the high level of creativity involved. Sculpture is different from many other types of art–such as painting or drawing–because viewers can interact with it, and also because it can be seen in many different ways, depending on one’s perspective. Sculptors also have the freedom to utilize a vast number of different materials in their work, and can manipulate and combine those materials in an endless number of ways. 

In addition to serving as a creative outlet, sculpting classes can also have a number of practical applications. Sculptors gain a deeper understanding of proportions, volume, and anatomy, and they learn how to visualize three-dimensional forms. They also develop problem-solving skills, patience, and hand-eye coordination. All of these skills can be useful in creative careers such as design, architecture, engineering, and visual and fine arts.

In-Person Sculpture Classes in Los Angeles

There are many in-person sculpture classes in the Los Angeles area. For instance, Los Angeles City College runs a five-session course called Ceramics: Clay Sculpting. Classes are on Saturday mornings, and total tuition is $195. Participants use hand building and clay decorating techniques to create a number of different ceramic pieces. They need to bring a basic pottery tool kit to class, which can be purchased for about $10 from Amazon and includes a sponge, metal scraper, wire clay cutter, ribbon tool, aluminum needle, loop tool, potter's rib, and modeling tool. Los Angeles City College is located less than five miles from downtown Los Angeles. One of its goals is to empower students from diverse communities. 

Valley Art Workshop offers Fantasy Sculpture, which is $450, and has four class sessions. This class is focused on taking students from figure drawing to conceptual sculpture. All participants leave with a finished sculpture. They need to bring wire, epoxy, a wood base, basic sculpture tools, and a package of clay.Valley Art Workshop is located in the San Fernando Valley, which is about 15 miles from the coast, and about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The Workshop is an art education and performance venue, and has been operating since 2009. 

The Art Studio, founded in 1994 by local artists, offers a Weekly Sculpting class that runs on Saturdays. One four-hour class is $85, and a block of four classes–which the school recommends–is $320. The class is appropriate for all skill levels, with students receiving instruction that matches their experience. They work with either water-based or oil-based clay. The school supplies the clay, in addition to wire, wood board, and sculpting tools. Students need to bring a sketchbook, and pens and pencils. The Art Studio is in Westminster, which is about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.

Virtual Sculpture Classes 

Online sculpture classes allow students to learn without leaving their homes. All that is needed to take a virtual class is a computer and an internet connection. This class format has become popular in recent years because it allows a lot of flexibility, and gives students access to a greater number of class options. However, virtual sculpting classes can be more challenging in some cases, since it can be more difficult to learn certain techniques by watching them on a screen. In addition, students in virtual classes generally need to provide all of their own tools and materials, while these are often provided by the studio with an in-person class.

Despite these challenges, students will still find a number of virtual sculpture classes. For instance, the nonprofit Evanston Art Center, which runs out of Evanston, Illinois, offers Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Making Sculpture. This class is focused on helping students push past the boundaries set by the use of traditional sculpting materials, and learn to utilize a variety of repurposed materials instead. Students need to have fishing line and kitchen shears for the first session of class. Tuition is $375.

Students interested in a virtual sculpture class will also find a course called Portrait Sculpture, which runs through the Grand Central Atelier school in Queens, New York. In this virtual class, instructors cover a variety of skills related to sculpting a portrait from a live model, including using measurements, sculpting specific features, adding expression, and infusing life. Students also learn how to maintain clay at home. Tuition for this class is $495.

Students can also learn other art skills virtually. For example, the New York Sewing Center offers a virtual class called Sewing 101, which has four sessions, and costs $450. Instructors teach students a range of sewing skills including reading a commercial pattern, choosing the right fabric, understanding sewing terminology, and using seam finishes and different stitches. Students work on a pair of drawstring pants or a skirt, and a drawstring pouch.

Private Group Sculpture Classes in Los Angeles

CourseHorse offers a number of different sculpture classes for private groups. A group sculpture class can be a great option for team-building, or it can just be a fun way to get together as a group. Most group classes include all needed supplies, making planning easy. In addition, no registration is required, and there are no booking fees. A class confirmation is sent out within 24 hours of booking. 

Virtual Clay Hand Building is one popular group sculpture class. It costs $75 per person, and can accommodate up to 500 people. Instructors in this class cover a number of different pottery techniques, and then students work on either a candle holder or a planter. No prior experience is needed, and all materials are provided. In addition, participants work with air-dry clay, which does not need to be dried in a kiln.

The Polymer Clay Jewelry is another group class where participants sculpt with clay. In this class, participants create their own custom jewelry, which can be as simple, or complex, as they want. Clay, sculpting tools, and accessories are all provided ahead of time. This class can accommodate up to 500 people, and costs $85 per person.


Group classes that are booked through CourseHorse have a flexible change policy. This means that changes can be made to the total group size up to 72 hours before the event, as long as the minimum group size has been met. To receive more information about private group sculpture classes, or to book a class, contact CourseHorse.

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