Learn the nose, lips and eyes anatomy in detail
Class is limited by only 10 students
Learn to see and understand shapes and volumes to create accurate digital portraits from photos
For the first time translated into English
From July 27 to August 9 Duration: 2 weeks
Convenient online format, lectures, tutorials and practical exercises
Certificate of Completion
Level of difficulty

What You will get after this course

How will your life change after training?
Deep knowledge
In just 5 steps, you will come to a deep understanding of the anatomy of the most complex parts of a face — eyes, lips and nose.
You will immediately see the result, putting your newly acquired skills and knowledge into practice.
The analytical modeling method will seriously change your approach to creating a portrait.
Analytical skills
You will learn to analyze faces, to see and distinguish the forms and volumes, to look deeper under the skin
Conscious sculpting
You will take your skills to the next level — level of conscious sculpting.
You will become a professional artist by strenghten your knowelege.
Work efficency
You will get more money for your work and do it much quicker.
Portfolio improvement
You will understand your strengths and weaknesses through feedback from tutors. Also you could correct works you have done taking into account the acquired knowledge or successfully complete the work you haven't finished and improve your portfolio.
Alexander Spiridonov
Founder & Teacher
My name is Alexander Spiridonov. I am a sculptor and founder of the best Russian school of sculpture and anatomy Sculpt Art. Also I am a co-author of courses for plastic surgeons on human face anatomy.

As a sculptor and an anatomist I truly believe that understanding of anatomy is a powerfull tool for creating convincing realistic portraits and sculptures. But as an employer and a teacher I realise that it is not easy to find a good portraitist with deep knowelege of this tool.
Alexander Spiridonov
Founder & Teacher
My name is Alexander Spiridonov. I am a sculptor and founder of the best Russian school of sculpture and anatomy Sculpt Art. Also I am a co-author of courses for plastic surgeons on human face anatomy.

As a sculptor and an anatomist I truly believe that understanding of anatomy is a powerfull tool for creating convincing realistic portraits and sculptures. But as an employer and a teacher I realise that it is not easy to find a good portraitist with deep knowelege of this tool.
Why is it happening?
Because for many sculptors it seems to be enough to have talent and be recognized at exhibitions. But modeling based only on feelings without applying knowledge of anatomy rarely helps to achieve vividness and persuasiveness of a portrait.
There is a lot of information, but also a lack of knowledge and experience. It seems that the information is everywhere, you just need to read a dozen books, study the atlas, and watch a couple of tutorials on YouTube. But this is a difficult, long and unproductive path and not good to everyone. Anatomy is a tool that can only be mastered in practice and only under the guidance of a good anatomist.
Our course Anatomy for Sculptors. Nose, Eyes & Lips is just a part of our complex facial anatomy course.

Anyway, it'll give you full understanding of these facial elements. We'll analyze all the tendons and ligaments, cartilage and muscles, fats and their effect on the shape of the face. We'll talk about variability of small forms depending on a person's age, gender, ethnicity and facial expressions.
This course is based on all our knowledge and many years of experience, gained on practice, participation in a thousand of seminars and cadavers
This course is not about ZBrush or 3D modeling. We teach anatomy using digital technology as a tool for practice. We use only a few basic brushes and masks. Modern sculptors should be able to work both traditionally and digitally to increase they significance in the field and expand their opportunities. So, if you want to take the course, but can't work in ZBrush, it's time to learn it. Try our intro lesson for free.

I've learnt how to use ZBrush in a couple of days. So can you!

Alexander Spiridonov
Who this course is for?
For digital and traditional sculptors
Who want to improve their skills in portrait from photo sculpting and go deep into facial anatomy.
For artists and puppeteers
CG and traditional artists, puppeteers and illustrators striving for continuous development.
Further training
For those who want to create realistic highly detailed and strong portraits in order to have a competitive advantage.
For future mentors
Anyone who wants to start seeing mistakes in their work and go from the level of "I can't find a reason why this is so?" to the level "to fix this, you need to do just that".
For everyone who is interested in anatomy
For those who have already tried to study anatomy, but it seemed too complicated.

Course Organization

Whatch video lessons and study all the materials at a convenient time
Watch the tutorials and complete the practical tasks for it.
Pro students will receive a feedback from their tutor for each completed assignment. It contains an analysis of the work performed and recommendations for making adjustments.
Сompanionship and support
Ask tutors and experts questions during the whole training period. Join our privat chat for exchange of experience with like-minded students.
The course is designed by
Professional Sculptors and Aesthetic Doctors
Alexander Spiridonov
Course author, tutor and founder of Sculpt Art School
During 13 years of teaching Alexander has designed 10 unique sculpture and anatomy courses. Alexander has worked as well as a sculpting teacher for Medical Aesthetic specialists for the last 4 years. He has got more than 100 accomplished projects.

Alexander is a member of the Union of Russian Artists and the Academy of Folk Art. Also, he is a practical restoration sculptor of the State Museum of Urban Sculpture.
Sergey Nosolyuk
Traditional and digital sculptor, tutor at Sculpt Art Scool
Sergey is currently a co-teacher of advanced training at Sperasoft and Digital Forms. He is also a co-author of our online courses. He has got more than 10 accomplished sculptural projects, including the monument to a soldier of the 6th Company, installed in the Pskov region.
Poberezhnaya Alla
Plastic surgeon, anatomy tutor at Sculp Art School
Alla is an employee of the Department of Plastic Surgery at St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University. At the same time she is a practical plastic surgen at A3beaute Clinique. Alla has been a member of The Russian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (RSPRAS) and The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

As a great specialist Alla has had 20 years of experience in surgery, 17 years in plastic surgery and 3 years of teaching anatomy. Over recent years she has written numerous articles and studies in anatomy for plastic surgeons and actively taken part as a member and a speaker at many international conferences on plastic surgery.
Korableva Natalia M.D.
Member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), The Russian Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (RSPRAS), Pirogov Surgical Society.
She is a Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University. Also Natalia Korableva has been working as a Deputy Chief Physician at A3beaute Clinique and organizing international training symposia and courses on aesthetic plastic surgery and medical cosmetology.
Course Content
Course introduction
Intro to ZBrush
Nose, taught by Alexander Spiridonov
"Face is something that grew up around a nose." — Julian Tuwim
From this lesson you will learn what structural elements the nose consists of and consider their variability.
We will examine cartilages, bones, and fat.
We will consider the main features of the nose in different ethnic groups as well as age-related features of the development of alar cartilage of the nose.
We will find and draw all the elements on the references and sculpt them.
Lips, taught by Alexander Spiridonov
In this lesson, you will learn what lips are from the classical anatomy studies point of view and variability of their structure.

You will study the lips in section, have a detailed look at them from different angles and talk about the importance of bite and fat volume in lips anatomy.

You will learn how our lips develop with age, from the embryo to a person with age-related changes and what are the ethnic differences in anatomy of human lips.

You will draw schemes of lips' proportions and structures on specially prepared graphic outlines and references.
And than you will sculpt them using that knowlege.
Perioral Area, taught by Alexander Spiridonov
In this lesson, you will study the facial muscles of the area around lips and mouth and the unique lips articulation.

You will draw its scheme on specially prepared graphic outlines and references and sculpt it.
You will learn the detailed anatomy of eyes.
You will see how an eye is fitted in the skull, what kind of ligaments, tendons and fat volumes it has. We also will tell you about the circular muscle of the eye and how it works.

We will have a look at ethnic examples and talk about the principles of human aging as well.

There allso will be a brief digression on how the eyes and pupils developed in art.
You will draw eyes proportions and volumes on specially prepared graphic outlines and references and sculpt them.
Periorbital Space
In this lesson, we will talk about eyebrows and muscles that move them and why they exist.

You will learn the structure of eyebrows on the example of people of different ages and genders, including how the position of the eyebrows changes with age.

You will be amazed by the variety of eyebrows plastic and their location on the bone structure.

And again, you will draw their schemes on specially prepared graphic outlines and references and sculpt them.
Student's feedback
Over the 6 years of the existence of our school, about 480 people have passed our courses. Check out their feedback.
Татьяна Ветрова
Курс делится на две части: теоретическо-практическую, где информация разбита по «главам»-занятиям, сначала рассказывают-показывают про какую-то часть тела, а потом вы лепите модель с натуры, работая конкретно над этой частью, и практическую, где перед вами модель, и вы просто лепите (получая фидбэк, конечно, но тут уж хардкорнее, и шевелиться надо быстрее, и помнить все это, и вообще). И сразу говорю, несмотря на то, что есть возможность на чисто практическую часть не ходить, лучше реально разориться чуть больше и таки взять полный пакет.

Хотя бы потому, что с большой вероятностью вы проникнитесь самим процессом лепки, и будете потом жалеть, и все равно решите доплатить и прийти. А на самом деле — это офигенное закрепление материала.

Ну и еще потому что это круто. Мои скиллы лепки были примерно нулевыми, и не то что бы сейчас они выросли, но во-первых я увереннее себя чувствую в этом, а во-вторых, это реально прикольный процесс. Хочу купить себе материалов, чтобы полепливать что-нибудь дома. Затягивают, чертяки, в свои скульптурные сети.

Полный отзыв-статья Татьяны -
Olga Noel
Я думала, что знаю кучу всего из анатомии, до похода в Sculpt Art. Лепила экорше, изучала мышцы, смотрела видео с медицинскими анатомическими атласами, делала кукол уже года два как, в общем, развлекалась как могла :) И вдруг, мне попалась реклама набора на курс по пластической анатомии.
И знаете, что?
Это изменило мой мир совершенно! Паззл пластический анатомии сошелся, всё встало на свои места, появилась целостность, понимание и яркое представление не только о внешних контурах мышц, но и о том, как они работают, зачем они нужны, почему всё сначала так сложно, а потом вдруг легко, вжух — и готово :) Александр и Александр отлично работают в тандеме, каждый помогает по-своему взглянуть на мир пластической анатомии, и две точки зрения дают неповторимую перспективу, смешиваясь с вашей (в моем случае, конечно, моей) собственной.
Стоит ли идти на ПА, если вы думаете, что что-то (или даже всё) уже и так знаете? Стоит! Прокачка происходит невероятная, после курсов, я прямо точно говорю, меняется мир вокруг!
Спасибо, Sculpt Art! Огромное сердечное спасибо! Знания — это лучшее и самое ценное, чем можно делиться. И ребята это делают от всей души
Ирина Валуева
Вот и закончился наш курс Пластическая Анатомия. Мне сложно представить как я буду теперь проводить свои субботние и воскресные вечера без коллег по стеку. И наших Александров. Курс был великолепный команда собралась причудесная. Огромное спасибо преподавателям за их терпение, творческий и юмористисеский подход. Каждый урок нас радовал чем то новым и неожиданным. Ещё раз огромное спасибо. Очень рада что знакома с вами. За все курсы что прошла с Вами, полюбила вас всей душой. Надеюсь на дальнейшие встречи.

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  • Private access to a website with lessons
  • 5 lessons with practical exercises
  • 9 lectures and tutorials
  • No assignments and feedback
Why will You definitely get the result?
Because your result is our main goal!
Constant Practice
That will help you to understand and memorize better
Strict Deadlines
After each lesson, you get an assignment with a deadline of 2-3 days to do it. The next lesson will open only after submission. That helps you focus on studying.
Support from tutors
In case of difficulty, your curator will help you and answer all questions. You will receive a feedback video for each assignment.
Intensive and comprehensive course structure
You will learn, draw, and sculpt all the anatomical elements studied in the course. There will be nothing superfluous, only the anatomy that you really need as sculptors.
Sharing experience with like-minded people in the SculptArt Community
You will not only plunge into the world of sculpture and anatomy, but also get into the right hangout of teachers and students both beginners and professionals, already advanced and experienced artists.
Learn anatomy and create convincing realistic portraits with us
How much time should you spend on studying?
The course requires 4 to 5 hours of your time per week. The exact time depends on your speed and modeling skills. Approximately, you will need 3.5 hours to watch the lectures and video feedbacks and time to do the assignments. Considering reviews of our former students, 2-4 hours a day spent on the course is enough to achieve good results.
I am new to sculpting. Can I take this course?
Facial Anatomy is worth studying for both beginners and mature artists. Our lectures are easy to understand and fit every skill level. Knowledge of facial anatomy is useful and important as a good basis for learners and skill improvement for specialists.
You will receive feedback 2 times a week, which will allow you to easily cope with practical tasks.
I have never used ZBrush. Can I take the course?
We do not teach how to use ZBrush. So, it would be better for you to watch some tutorials on YouTube to get started. We show you the tools and tricks in ZBrush which we use during the course in our intro lesson. For some students it is enough.
I am a traditional sculptor. Is this course good for me?
This course gives sculptors the anatomical foundation that they need, regardless of which tool they use, traditional or digital. Our students are 3D artists, puppeteers, animators, woodcarvers, confectioners, character designers, traditional sculptors.It is still important to have basic skills in ZBrush.
Will my work be checked during the course?
Yes, if you take Pro plan. You will get feedback on your work twice a week. Moreover, you can ask your tutors questions any time in the chat.
For how long will I have access to the lessons?
The course dates are from July 27 to August 10 and after that you will have access to all the lessons for 3 months. Therefore, after training and all feedbacks, you can come back to the lessons and materials for independent work.
If you have other questions related to the course, please contact us here.
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