ONSITE: Sculpting Figures

Are you ready to build some larger forms and create some creatures? Bring your ideas for an animal, figure, mask, garden gnome, or abstract sculpture to life! Learn coiling and carving techniques, how to build slab supports and constructing connected forms to make figures, 3D sculptures or relief work that's built to last. We'll have fun with adding texture and detail to your finished piece and discuss how to properly store ongoing work so that it can be added onto each week.

Special Notes

  • All materials and equipment provided.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
  • This class does not meet on 1/16.
  • You will receive 25 pounds of clay; additional clay is available for purchase.

    Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

This instructor speaks Spanish, but the class is held in English.
About the Instructor

Merenda Cecelia

Merenda Cecelia lives in Richmond, Va. She is an artist and state certified art educator with extensive experience in mosaic work including several large installations. She has taught for 12 years in a variety of settings including public and private schools, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and The Visual Arts Center since graduating with a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also works at the VMFA planning large community events, and when she is not doing that you can find her in the yoga studio or playing in creeks with her son.


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ONSITE: Sculpting Figures

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Class Details
January 9 - March 69 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $255.00
Member Tuition: $229.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Merenda Cecelia
Level: All Levels