Learn the art of clay sculpting: Make a Ganapati idol Premium class

Mandar Marathe, Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer

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23 Videos (3h 9m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials, tools and FAQ

    • Modeling the platform, legs and torso - Part 1

    • Modeling the platform, legs and torso - Part 2

    • Making the idol hollow - Part 1

    • Making the idol hollow - Part 2

    • Making dhoti and foot

    • Making hand without separate fingers

    • Making hand with separate fingers

    • Making hand with modak - Part 1

    • Making hand with modak - Part 2

    • Making the shawl on the shoulders

    • Making the lower portion of shawl

    • Making the head

    • Making the ears

    • Fixing the head

    • Making the third hand

    • Fixing the third hand

    • Making and fixing fourth hand

    • Making the trunk

    • Making the tusks

    • Making the eyes and jewelry

    • Making the crown, mouse and final cleanup


About This Class

Get trained in clay sculpting and make a Ganapati idol without using any mold.

The course is about learning how to make an eco-friendly idol of Ganapati using wet clay and some very basic tools. This course is taught using video lectures and I have used some presentations slides to explain the materials used, answer FAQs and summarize the course.

This course is divided into 4 sections. We will be starting from making the basic structure and then go on to modelling the 4 hands, making the face, the trunk. Finishing touches will be added by making ornaments and other details.

You should do this course if

- you enjoy learning something new

- you like playing in clay and creating objects with it

- you are interested in sculpture as an art form

- you want to make a Ganapati idol on your own

If you have any questions, you can post them in the questions section and I'll respond to those.

By the end of this course you will master the clay modelling techniques using which You can make clay models of other objects or animals as per your wish.

See you in the course!

2 of 2 students recommendSee All

Thanks a lot Mandar Sir for such a fantastic training. You have made difficult learning so much easy through careful instructions / steps. This training is helpful for beginners like me and it will be helpful for practitioners as well. If your video trainings are so useful, I am eager to attend your workshops as well. I feel your excellent teaching of "Ganesha Idol making" has done "Shree Ganesha" of my creative learning! Thanks a ton once again!!





Mandar Marathe

Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, Designer

I am an artist based at Pune, India. I do paintings, sculptures, murals and also conduct art workshops. I also teach through online courses.

I have exhibited my paintings and sculptures in 4 solo shows and 7 group exhibitions. My paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate collection in 7 countries.

Painting and sculpture have been my more-than-hobbies since early age and for 15 years of my corporate career, I worked in manufacturing and software industries and pursued art part-time. Since June 2011, I have reversed this equation and have become a full time artist.

I have two websites where I showcase my work.

Fine Art work : http://www.mandarmarathefineart.com/
Graphic work: http://www.thoughtgraphic.com/