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How to Sculpt a Coral Reef // Polymer Clay Sculptures

Stephanie Kilgast, Award winning contemporary artist.

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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. Introduction
2.1. 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 : Zoanthids
2.6. Sculpting : Montipora Coral
2.7. Sculpting : Pygoplites Diacanthus (Royal Angel Fish)
3. Final Words

// M u s i c

Instrumental 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

13 of 13 students recommendSee All

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


Good tutorial, also special for beginners to intermediates in sculpting because the techniques are simple and the instructions make it easy to follow.





Stephanie Kilgast

Award winning contemporary artist.

Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.

She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures. Her work has been exhibited in Asia and Europe.
In 2015, she worked on her « daily veggie challenge », an art...

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