Academy of Realist Art

Portrait Écorché Sculpting

29 Jul, 2022
02 Aug, 2022

Duration: 5 days
Location: ARA Toronto
Instructor: Suwhan Lim
Full Price: $700
Deposit Required: $200

Portrait Écorché Sculpting


Students will learn about skeletal and muscular anatomical landmarks as they relate to portraiture, and the basics of working with clay. Identifying and sculpting these landmarks will empower students to proceed more confidently with portrait work.

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Understanding anatomy has been a crucial part of portrait and figure work for great masters such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio to name a few.

In this workshop, students will learn about skeletal and muscular anatomical landmarks as they relate to portraiture as well as the basics of working with clay. Learning to identify and sculpt the aforementioned anatomical landmarks will greatly empower students to proceed more confidently with portrait work.

The class will meet at our studio at the following times:

  • July 29th, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • July 30th-August 1st 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • August 2nd, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


The full workshop price is $700, and a $200 deposit is required to save your spot. The balance will be due on the first day of the workshop.


All materials will be provided.


About ARA Workshops

Each participant gets lots of one-on-one attention from our superb instructors. ARA instructors teach year round so, unlike many artists who offer summer/holiday workshops our instructors are professional teachers as well as accomplished artists. Whether you are an award-winning experienced artist or have never painted before, our instructors will tailor to your skill level. If you have any questions or are having trouble with online registration, please contact us. All participants enrolled in workshops at our physical location will be required to follow our studio policies in effect to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Proof of vaccination

All visitors to our Columbus Centre campus must be fully vaccinated to access the building. Please email proof of vaccination to for verification before the workshop begins.

Masks and hand hygiene on arrival

On entering the Columbus Centre, all visitors are expected to wear a minimum of a 3-ply medical mask at all times. Please sign in at the front desk to assist with records for contact tracing, and use the hand sanitization stations in the lobby and elevator. Upon arriving on the 3rd floor, all arriving students are also expected to wash their hands in one of the sinks in the Figure and Workshop rooms.

Daily symptom screening

Please come see an instructor on arrival to have your temperature screened. We ask that any students who are feeling unwell, who have had recent close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or who have recent travel history with a mandatory quarantine period, please stay home and self-isolate.  We will transfer your deposit to a future workshop.

Physical distancing

All horses and easels will be placed 6 feet apart to ensure enough distance between you and your neighbours. These are not to be moved, and extra distance is encouraged whenever possible. Instructors will wear masks at all times and practice social distancing while instructing.

Sanitization stations and common areas

Frequent hand sanitization throughout your time in the school is asked. Sanitization stations are located outside of each studio. The lunch room will not be available, so please plan accordingly and follow social distancing rules during breaks.