Star Man: Introduction to Figure Sculpture: Making the Maquette

Chuck Oldham shows you how to create a simple figure sculpture in this video demonstration. As this is a small sculpture study, it is also referred to as a "maquette."  Watch Chuck push, pull, and shape the clay into basic anatomical sections in the first steps toward making a realistic figure sculpture.  This lesson is especially helpful for those interested in creating life-like action figures.

 

Sculpture Lesson 1

Lesson 1 - Beginning Clay Modeling
Learn to sculpt in clay with professional sculptor Charles Oldham as he takes you step by step through this first, fun and easy scupture project. Charles (Chuck) Oldham began sculpting when he was just 4 years old after watching an older neighborhood boy create a simple clay sculpture. "It was as if a lost memory was triggered" he remembers while watching the small model come together right before his eyes. For Chuck, that was the start of hundreds of sculptures, mostly animals. His first clay model is the subject of this first sculpture lesson.

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Sculpture Lesson 2 - part 1

Lesson 2 - Part 1
In this next sculpture lesson, Charles Oldham demonstrates how to make a simple, familiar animal starting with basic geometric shapes. He shows you how to use only your hands and fingers as your primary work tools in the beginning stages of a sculpture. Make sure to view all three parts of this lesson to see the final results!

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Lesson 2 - Part 2

Lesson 2 - Part 2
This simple animal sculpture lesson continues as Chuck Oldham shows you how to use pictures or drawings as guides to the shape building process.

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Lesson 2 - Part 3
Charles Oldham concludes this lesson on how to sculpt an animal with a demonstration on how to easy it is to transform the design using a few simple touches and an inexpensive tool.

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Lesson 3 - Part 1

Lesson 3 - Part 1
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a baby elephant.

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Lesson 3 - Part 2

Lesson 3 - Part 2
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a baby elephant.

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Lesson 3 - Part 3

Lesson 3 - Part 3
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a baby elephant.

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Lesson 4 - Part 1

Lesson 4 - Part 1
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a stegosaurus.

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Lesson 4 - Part 2

Lesson 4 - Part 2
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a stegosaurus.

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Lesson 4 - Part 3

Lesson 4 - Part 3
Charles Oldham teaches fundamental clay sculpting methods in this demonstration on sculpting a stegosaurus.

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