Classes in Portrait Sculpture

Art Blevins teaches beginning and intermediate Portrait Sculpture Classes in the spring and fall at the Blevins Studio near Granbury, Texas. The following classes are offered:

  • 5-day class (Monday through Friday): $600 plus a modeling fee
  • 5-day class (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, THEN Saturday and Sunday the following weekend): $600 plus a modeling fee
  • 5-day, semi-private lessons (any consecutive 5 days): $1000
  • Private lessons, model not furnished: $50 per hour (minimum of 3 hours)

All classes run from 9 to 5 with an extended lunch break. Both sessions include a live model, clay, pedestal, and armature. If you don't have your own, tools are available at a minimal cost. The armatures may also be purchased. Classes are limited to 6 students to allow "one-on-one" instruction.

Classes work with water-based clay and students learn the complete process of sculpting, firing, and patination of the portrait. The process of hollowing the portrait is included on the last day, and the option to leave the bust to dry, be fired, then sent to you is offered at an extra cost. Please contact us with any questions you have.

Accommodations for Out-of-Town Students

Historic Granbury, with its entire town square on the National Historic Registry, has numerous motels and bed & breakfasts available for your weekend. For more information, visit

Classes in action – Click on any of the photos for a larger photo: