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Clay rooster by Charles Oldham.

Even if you’re just a beginner, you won’t believe what you can do!

You can create sculpture! By understanding the basics, you will surprise, maybe even shock yourself with the results you can achieve right out of the gate.

  • How to make anything out of simple geometric forms
  • Your most valuable tools
  • How to smooth details
  • Types of clay to help you get started
  • Step by step demonstrations

Shown: The Gift, top, by sculptor Charles Oldham.

A note from your new instructor and moderator at Learn Sculpture: Many of the comments at our Learn Sculpture YouTube channel ask what happened to our videos. Why did master sculptor Chuck Oldham stop teaching and posting videos? Chuck very tragically passed away in May 2014 from a long illness. He was only 64 years old. It has taken all this time for me, his sculpting partner and wife of 39 years, to come back to the Learn Sculpture channel. I had also stopped sculpting for a long time. I could barely watch or listen without so much grief overwhelming me. Now I realize how important these sculpture lessons were to so many people the world over. In this terrible time of Covid-19, I see how incredibly valuable these projects are to so many. So I will try my best. We begin again. Thank you for visiting!

— Victoria (Vicky) Oldham

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Almost One Million Views—
Just Lesson ONE alone!

Lesson ONE takes you from ground zero, and even if you never sculpted in your life, you can follow along with this video and be surprised at your first sculptural accomplishment!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Advance Yourself —
to the Next Level!

In Lesson TWO, you are shown how to take what you learned in Lesson One and go to the next level. Follow along and see how easy it is to make something a little more complex.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Surprise Everyone —
Especially Yourself!

Lesson THREE: You’re on your way to sculpting an animal that really looks like an animal. Popular lesson features project patterns that allow you to measure as you go.

See our Sculpture Guides Page…
(PDF Download with Project Patterns. Information on tools, clay, and more.)