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4-Day Portrait Or Character Sculpting | Alex Oliver | July 10th


Learn how to sculpt a portrait or character head working from a live model.  All processes, from the initial blocking-in of the features of the face to the finalization, will be covered during the workshop.

For out-of-town students: Please refrain from finalizing your travel arrangements and accommodations for this workshop until it is confirmed. You will be notified by phone and email as soon as it is confirmed. For questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at (818) 708-9232.

Workshop #: 9600
Workshop Dates: Monday-Thursday, July 10th-13th
Day: 4 Days
Time: 10AM-5PM
16926 Saticoy Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406

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Product Description

Supply List

Chavant NSP Soft  (Color brown or green) – 15 LBS for each student.

All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Instructor Bio

Alex Oliver is a figurative sculptor, with vast knowledge of human anatomy and traditional draftsmanship. Alex has worked for companies like Blizzard Entertainment in Los Angeles, California, working on projects like Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft Cinematics, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and has taught sculpting in São Paulo for 4 years. His works are also known through workshops in Brazil and abroad. Recently he administered workshops at Gnomon School in Los Angeles, California and at Projac at Globo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, Alex directs his efforts and attention towards the creation of Alex Oliver Studio, which is located in the city of Fortaleza in the state of Ceará, Brazil.  Alex is a Sculptor/3D Artist at Alex Oliver Studio.

LAAFA Policies


Students must be paid in full prior to the first day of class when enrolled in an Extension Course or Workshop, except those with a payment plan agreement. Please visit the Main Office at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class, to complete any pending registration issues.

Payment Plans: A 3% Payment Plan Fee will be assessed, with a maximum charge of $35. The Payment Plan Fee, $20 Registration Fee, plus 50% of the total tuition owing must be paid on or before the first day of class. The remaining 50% of the tuition can be paid with a post-dated check (dated 1 month later) or with a signed Credit Card Authorization Form.

There is a $35.00 fee for all checks returned as N.S.F. (Non-Sufficient Funds).


LAAFA reserves the right to cancel any class, limit class size, change class times or substitute instructors for those listed in the schedule.

If a class is cancelled, students will be issued a full refund or may transfer with no fee to another class.

If an instructor must leave after a term has begun, and no suitable substitute is available, the student will be refunded a pro-rated amount.


All classes, uninstructed workshops, Visiting Artist Workshops and artist demonstrations are non-refundable. You may request to drop for credit (see next paragraph) or transfer into another class.

You have two weeks to evaluate each class and decide whether you want to drop for credit (a dollar amount calculated based on the receipt of request) or transfer into a new class. Requests must be submitted before the start of the third session, via email to A $25 Drop/Transfer Fee is assessed. Credit will be valid for a full year and is non-refundable. It can be applied toward any Extension Course, Workshop or Visiting Artist Event at LAAFA.

All artist demonstrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.


One free make-up session is allowed per quarter, per class. Please email us at, at least 3 days in advance, with the course and date you wish to attend as a make-up. Make-up sessions aren’t transferable to future quarters.


  • If you arrive late, please enter quietly. If you have equipment to set up, please wait for a break to set up so that you do not disrupt the class.
  • The front row of benches is reserved for sitting individuals.
  • Economize your workspace to accommodate fellow artists.
  • Please refrain from talking to the models while they are posing. Photography is not allowed without the express permission of the model. The model may require a photography fee.
  • Please refrain from personal discussions while class is in session. Be sure to switch cell phone ringers OFF.
  • Don’t comment on others’ work unless it is solicited.
  • Animals are not permitted, with the exception of assistance dogs for the disabled.
  • Please clean up your work area and properly dispose of your waste after class. Use the Brush Cleaning Closet, not the bathroom sinks, to clean your hands, paintbrushes and other art tools.
  • No Turpentine or smelly solvents and mediums are allowed. Odorless Mineral Spirits is preferred.


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