November | Two Day | Clay Head Sculpture (Stage 1) | Paul Flynn


November | Two Day | Clay Head Sculpture (Stage 1) | Paul Flynn


November 9th & 10th

10am - 5pm

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About this workshop


The 'Clay Head Sculpting (Stage 1)' course is suitable for beginners and intermediate students.

In this popular two day workshop you will learn how to make a support (armature) for your sculpture and then make a head in clay. You will be shown how to correctly measure the head and place every feature so that you get a good likeness.

As well as thoroughly enjoying this tactile experience you will bring home your creation at the end of the course. Tuition is taught step by step under the guidance of sculptor/artist Paul Flynn. This course is a wonderful foundation class for anyone thinking of sculpting in clay. You will get an understanding of how easy clay is to use and how satisfying it is to make your own sculpture. As for the more advanced student, this course will help you develop your technique and hone your sculpting skills - and give you an excuse to get your hands back in clay!

Class size is limited.

I did stage 1 sculpture with Paul and it was brilliant. Nervous and tense to start but after the first week relaxed and sculpted my first head. Now doing stage 2, with a live model, and thoroughly enjoying it. Jen is a great model and the other ‘sculptors’ are fun to work alongside. Paul is a great teacher, very, very patient, always a smile on his face and makes a lovely cuppa !!! 
— Eve Lynch
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul most sincerely for this class [Clay Head Sculpting]. This was one of the finest classes I have taken and his teaching was kind, student-centred and grounded in deep subject knowledge. Paul’s humane approach allowed for positive and meaningful discourse and nurtured my own abilities while leading me in exploration of new methodologies
— Clifton Rooney (2019)

About Paul


Born in Ireland. Paul has studied imagery in detail on a professional level for many years. He started in 1982 as a lithographer working for John Hinde, learning how to etch plates and following it on to the final print. His skill in the area of print was well recognised and he gained invaluable knowledge of the chemistry and mechanics of printing.

His fascination with sculpture started when he needed a three-dimensional model of Samuel Beckett to create new paintings so that he could light his subject from different angles. He went on to study Sculpture under Niamh Harding Miller and in the Irish Academy of figurative art under Dony MacManus. Paul also teaches Sculpture in Scoil Mhuire Clane and at

His work forms part of collections in Europe, America, China and Australia.



Materials are supplied for this course, it is recommended that you wear an old shirt and apron.