Master the Foundations of Figure Sculpting

Learn the skills of traditional clay sculpture and bring your creative ideas to life!

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Learn to sculpt step-by-step...



Curious Beginners 

Do you enjoy working with your hands? You will discover the possibilities of clay as an excellent medium to express your creativity.


Visual Artists

Are you a painter or a 2D artist? You will discover a whole new dimension of form through clay (plus dramatically improve your drawings + paintings!)


Sculpture Students

Are you already sculpting but want to improve? Mastering the foundations is the BEST way to take your figurative skills up to the next level and make the kind of sculptures you envision.

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Why Past Students Are Excited About Sculpting...


Melanie is very informative, knowledgeable, and kind. Learning to see is very valuable- my painting of figures has improved and I am more confident. I am now interested in a whole new world of art!


You learn and have fun at the same time. You leave the class wanting more - and most importantly, with the confidence that YOU TOO can sculpt.


I find that I am looking at everything with fresh eyes. I will be able to apply this to my drawing and painting, and will also be able to look at and appreciate sculpture in a different way.

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Meet Your Instructor


Hi there, I'm Melanie Furtado. I've been sculpting for over a decade and have helped hundreds of people just like you on their sculpting journey.

Mastering the foundations of figure sculpture is the best way to develop the skills you need to express your creative ideas in 3D. 

I created this new atelier program to help you create sculptures you love (and avoid the struggles of going it alone).

The sculptors' journey is better when shared. I look forward to seeing you in the atelier!

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Bring your creative ideas to life

Learn to sculpt 

When you become a member of the Atelier Program you will join a group of like-minded artists to master the foundations of figure sculpting and create sculptures that you love!

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