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Portrait and Figurative Sculpture Workshops

Broadwater National Park Greg Bowering Studio 

Lake Cooroibah Sunshine Coast 


Figurative Sculpture Workshop

Human Emotion and Movement 













Erika's classes are designed to accommodate all levels from accomplished to beginning artists. 

Her experience and career encompass the period from 1990 when she first created figurative sculptures to today. Erika has exhibited extensively, and her work is represented in numerous national and international collections.  

She is a professional educator BA Education; BA (hon) Art and Philosophy.

Human Emotion & Movement

Figurative Sculpture Class


Create a lifelike sculpture, reflecting human emotions and movements. All skill levels are welcome due to Erika’s teaching style.

Proportions, form and harmonious balance, mass, and energy, are all covered in depth and waiting for you within this course. All materials such as wire and sun-dry clay are provided, and armatures are available for use. Your completed standing figure sculpture will be about 400 mm high and include a small base.


Portrait Sculpture


Gaze and Expression.

Using air dry clay to create a beautiful portrait sculpture 


Create lifelike and profound portraits in clay. During a three-day workshop participants will learn to successfully create physical harmony and expression, while balancing techniques, and creativity.


Working from photographs students will develop skills such as

  • measuring proportions and placement

  • modelling the facial features eyes, ears, nose etc.

  • visual and tactual acuity

  • responding with a sculptor’s sensitivity to form, subject and material

  • Learning the techniques of finishing clay sculpture

Erika will lead participant through the anatomical study of the skull and individual features to create expression and narrative.

Over the course students will gain fluency in the handling of clay and a visceral understanding of the human face. 


The workshops are open to all levels of experience.


Registration Information


The workshops will run for 3 consecutive days

From 10 am to 4 pm including 1 hour lunch

Fees include tuition, all materials and a digital instruction manual.

Air dry clay 5 kg, clay-tools, and armatures are available for use during the workshop.

Lunch: Please bring your own. Thank you  

Drinks: Coffee, assorted teas and filtered drinking water are provided for.


Fees and Venues: 

Sunshine Coast  Lake Cooroibah QLD

Portrait Sculpture Workshop 

3 day workshop:  $ 550 

Coming up in April, please contact Erika for Dates


Broadwater National Park NSW

3 day workshop:  $550  



P:   0413643646

Workshops fill quickly so we recommend that you call or send an email to check availability.



Payments are to be made via cash or direct transfer 

On Registration please pay a deposit of $100

Deposit is refundable on cancellation 14 days prior to the workshop. 

Please pay the remaining fee 14 days prior to the workshop 

For direct transfers: Erika Mayer  BSB: 066505  ACC: 0014 6731

Numbers per class 

To ensure that the workshops are personal and that participants get most of the experience, each class will have no more than eight students.















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