How to Sculpt a Coral Reef // Polymer Clay Sculptures

Stephanie Kilgast, Artist and Sculptor // aka PetitPlat

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9 Videos (30m)
    • Corals intro

    • Corals StovePipeSponge

    • Corals Sculp FingerSponge

    • Corals BrainCoral

    • Corals Anemone

    • Corals Zoanthids

    • Corals MontiporaCoral

    • Corals RoyalAngelFish

    • Corals Outro


About This Class

This class is a great project for all levels, even people who never sculpted before.It is a great way to start sculpting, as corals are fairly easy to master. You are also going to learn how to deal with colors and play around with composition as you go. I'm going to guide you through my own creative process, from finding the right reference pictures online or in books, deciding on colors, composition and how to sculpt a few different types of corals and sponges. The class is organized like follow : 1. Introduction2.1. Sculpting : Aplysina Archeri (Stove Pipe Sponge)2.2. Sculpting : Negombata Magnifica (toxic finger-sponge)2.3. Sculpting : Lobophylia (Open Brain Coral)2.4. Sculpting : Heteractis Magnifica (Magnificent Sea Anemone)2.5. Sculpting : Zoanthids2.6. Sculpting : Montipora Coral2.7. Sculpting : Pygoplites Diacanthus (Royal Angel Fish)3. Final Words// M u s i cInstrumental music by Amarante, Clairvoyance, Denial, Breathe In, They Can Fill an Ocean, Possession, Don't Look Back Music by Three Chain Links of Phase, Gaining Traction

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Great Course! Want to see more about this series!
Charles Yang

Artist, Art is a game finding interesting limits!

Good tutorial, also special for beginners to intermediates in sculpting because the techniques are simple and the instructions make it easy to follow.
This class is another great one from Stephanie! She breaks down different types of coral into detailed and beautiful step by steps so you can create your own in polymer clay. I always love seeing what she will create next, and her classes are my favorites on Skillshare!





Stephanie Kilgast

Artist and Sculptor // aka PetitPlat

Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast grows colorful organic sculptures on abstract backgrounds, celebrating the beauty of nature and implying the impending doom caused by human activities.
She built her reputation around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures and learned how to handle what would become her favorite medium, polymer clay.
With a focus on natural forms and often ethics, she worked on the « daily veggie challenge » in 2015, where she sculpted a different vegetable every day to present the vast quantity of edible plants, while encouraging to reduce our meat and animal products intake for environmental reasons. At the same time, to brighten her own mood, she keeps getting back to insects and surrealism in the “happy bugs” series.

French, Born in 1985, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, currently resides in Vannes, France.