Expressive Clay Portraits with Hazel Reeves
Expressive Clay Portraits with Hazel Reeves

Expressive Clay Portraits with Hazel Reeves

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Phoenix Brighton

10-14 Waterloo Place

Brighton, United Kingdom

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This two day course will enable you to focus on getting expression, character, emotion and movement in your portrait sculptures. Using two different models we will do a series of small, quick heads with two longer-poses on the second day, producing sub-life size portraits. We will focus on techniques and methods of bringing the pieces to life, using texture, form, tone and position. For those with some experience of portrait sculpture. Please note that there will not be time for hollowing-out the portraits during the course. Course fee includes most materials but please bring an A4 sketchpad and drawing implement (pencil, pen etc). Firing is not included, however, advice on how to prepare the piece for firing and where to get the piece fired (at a kiln/pottery) will be shared during the course.

Costs: £175
Days: 1 Weekend
Times: 11:30am -5:30pm 
Dates: 22nd and 23rd October 2016
Room: White
Maximum: 8

Hazel Reeves is an award-winning portrait sculptor working to commission in bronze. Her 7ft 4in bronze of Sir Nigel Gresley – the eminent railway engineer – at King’s Cross Station, captured the media’s attention in 2016. Hazel is on the Council of the Society of Women Artists and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), exhibiting her work at London galleries, across the South of England and beyond. She is also the sculptor advising the Hove Plinth initiative.

About Phoenix Brighton Arts Courses

Phoenix Brighton’s arts courses provide a unique mix of high quality workshops aimed at practicing and aspiring artists and art lovers at all levels. They are suitable for anyone (from beginners upwards unless otherwise stated) who wants to learn new skills from professional artists and would like to meet likeminded people in a supportive and creative environment. We normally provide all the basic materials unless stated in the course descriptions. You need to register in advance as some popular courses fill up very quickly.

All courses are aimed at adults (over 18) unless otherwise stated. Course fees are kept as low as possible to encourage everyone to participate in the arts, including those on low incomes but not eligible for benefits, such as many artists. Therefore we do not offer separate concessionary rates for members of the public. We are unable to offer discounted rates for other reasons, for instance if you are unable to attend all the sessions, unless the course has already started and has unfilled spaces.

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We accept payment online by PayPal, credit or debit card (as a guest without starting a PayPal account) and offline via cheque (choose the 'show other payment options' under the 'PayPal Checkout' button for this option). Cheques must be payable to "Phoenix Brighton" and sent with full contact details and the name of the course you are booking to: The Artistic Learning Co-ordinator, Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB. We regret we do not have the facility to take card payments over the telephone or in person. To pay by card click 'order now' and choose the second option (underneath the pay by PayPal option).

Phoenix Brighton members receive a 15% discount. Email to receive the necessary booking code, it is not available in the Phoenix Office from other staff members.


We regret we are unable to provide car or bicycle parking facilities (except for participants with disabilities).

If you have any special needs please let us know and we will endeavour to accomodate them. We have disabled access on the ground floor where the courses are held, including a ramp and toilet facilities. Please email for information. There are many car parks in the London Road area nearby. We are only a few minutes walk from Brighton Station.

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Courses are aimed at over 18s.

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Phoenix Arts Association Ltd (trading as Phoenix Brighton) is a charitable (not-for-profit) arts organisation based in central Brighton.

Phoenix Brighton
10–14 Waterloo Place
Brighton BN2 9NB
East Sussex

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