Capture the essence of the human figure in clay 



Clay Quick Sketch

Create a sculpture in one day!

You’ll sculpt a small figure in clay using photo reference and learn how to capture the pose, gesture, and volume.

All levels of experience (beginners welcome)

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Why sculpt a small figure? 

The clay quick sketch is one of the BEST exercises for improving your skills and it's alot of FUN!

What You'll Learn

  • what supplies and how to set up (for beginners)‚Ä®
  • simple ways¬†to work with the material of clay (no armature)‚Ä®
  • how to¬†sculpt¬†effectively¬†from photo reference‚Ä®
  • quick proportion "cheats" for small figure studies
  • visual techniques to make your figure look more "right"‚Ä®
  • how to use your sculpting tools effectively
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Who it's For...


This is the perfect introduction to the process of creating a figure sculpture in clay (and will get you set up to sculpt at home quickly and easily!)

2D Artists

Sculpting is the best way to improve your sense of form, volume, and structure in your drawing and painting. Sculpting the body in three dimensions will improve your 2D artwork!

Sculptors + Students

The quick sketch will improve your figure sculptures quickly. Learning to capture the essentials of the pose quickly will make your own projects more successful  (proportions, likeness & gesture)

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Everything you need ...

Sculpting Supply List

A downloadable PDF Supply List designed for beginners to get started quickly and easily! The most essential tools and where to get them.

Beginners Setup Video

You will learn to Set up for Success quickly and easily to start sculpting from your home or studio in this essential video designed for beginners!

Model Reference Photos

A complete 360 set of professional model reference photos! Sculpt with the inspiration of French art model Audrey (pictured).

Live Workshop Recording

The full 2.5-hour live workshop so you can sculpt along in real-time and see the entire process step-by-step.

Reference Handouts 

Downloadable PDF Handouts showing you key visual observation techniques that you can print and keep in the studio for reference!

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I'm Melanie Furtado

I've been sculpting for over a decade and have helped hundreds of people just like you to begin or to improve their sculpting journey.

Learning the fundamentals of traditional sculpture will empower you with the skills and knowledge to find your own creative freedom. It all begins with the first step...

So let's get sculpting! 

"I just feel more alive when I’m sculpting!"

- Debra

"I find that I am looking at everything with fresh eyes. I will be able to apply this to my drawing and painting..."

- Megan

"I am now interested in a whole new world of art!"

- Faye

Join Clay Quick Sketch!

1 Day Workshop

Just $147

Unlimited Access

‚úĒÔłŹ Setup for Success¬†Video (for beginners)
‚úĒÔłŹ 2.5 Hour Live Workshop Recording¬†
‚úĒÔłŹ Sculpting Supply List¬†PDF¬†
‚úĒÔłŹ Full set of Model Reference Photos
‚úĒÔłŹ Printable PDF Handouts to Reference¬†
‚úĒÔłŹ¬†Unlimited Online Access (24/7 streaming)


7-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you aren't completely satisfied with Clay Quick Sketch, let me know within 7 days of the purchase date and you'll get a full refund.

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Clay Quick Sketch

Open up new artistic possibilities with figure sculpting! 

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