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Clay Portraiture Weekend with Duncan Robertson 2024

Dates Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May 2024
Time 10am 4pm  
Price £220 (£198)

Over two days learn to model a clay head directly from life, develop observational skills and clay modelling techniques. Using air drying clay you will learn about anatomy, form and texture, and develop an understanding of portraiture through sculptural expression.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience who wish to further develop their skills.



This course is ideal for people looking to develop their artistic skills through a structured programme with clear course focus and defined output.

The course includes:

  • A live model.
  • Individual focussed attention from the tutor.
  • Group demonstrations.

About this course, people said, Duncan’s teaching style was great – the perfect cocktail of sound advice, encouragement, constructive criticism and diplomacy’.

Duncan Robertson graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and was awarded the King Edward VII Scholarship to study in Munich. He was a recipient of the Bothy Project Residency in 2019. Duncan has over 20 years teaching experience, is a freelance gallery educator at the National Galleries of Scotland, and a long-term tutor on ESW’s Learning Programme.

Courses are subject to minimum enrolment, so please book as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.

Please read our Bookings and Cancellation Policy here.