Academic figure study in clay intensive 

June 24 > 28, 2019

5 days tuition

30 hours

8 places are available for each workshops.

Teaching is conducted in English and french.

Below 50% of participants the course is canceled.

Payment in 2 installments: 50% upon registration, 50% the following month.

Tax included


June 24 > 28, 2019 - 5 days tuition - 30 hours

Academic figure study in clay intensive





Location: Paris Academy of Art – 78, rue Raspail – 92270 Bois-Colombes - France

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Medium: Clay

Class size: 6 to 8 students

Language: English/French

Schedule :9 am > 12 am / 1 pm > 4 pm




This five-day intensive workshop with internationally acclaimed sculptor Julia Levitina will focus on academic figure study in clay from life. It is an opportunity for working artists as well as for new students to immerse themselves in a traditional study of the figure from a sustained pose held by a model for five consecutive days.  

There will be emphasis on observation and anatomy as well as on academic elements of gesture, balance, proportion and abstraction as they are employed to produce an effective representational rendering of the figure in clay. The class will offer demonstrations as well as individual critiques to assist students in meeting their personal goals.






Julia Levitina was born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, splitting her time between the United States and France. Levitina creates powerful and elegant figurative sculpture in bronze that aims to capture extraordinary in the ordinary. Her work strives to entice the feeling of awe as its creator searches for wisdom by way of wonder. 

Julia Levitina makes her own clay, molds, waxes, and does all subsequent casting and finishing of her bronzes, including melting and pouring metal, in her Philadelphia studio. 

Julia Levitina has held solo exhibitions of sculpture and drawings in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia area, and has participated in numerous group shows in the tri-state region. Nationally, Levitina’s work has been exhibited at the Frederick Meijer Sculpture Gardens, the Noyes Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, among others. Internationally, she has shown at the City Hall in Odessa, Ukraine, St Jean des Arts in Normandy, France, La Maison Verte in Champagne-Ardenne, and at the Foundation Taylor in Paris. Levitina's bronzes can be found in various public and private collections in the US and in Europe, including Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, MI, Jewish Museum in Budapest, Hungary, Van Mieghem Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, and the Flanders House in New York City. Her work is currently on view at the Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia and at Somerville-Manning Gallery in Wilmington, DE. Levitina has recently exhibited at the Hugo Galerie in Soho, Galerie de Buci in Paris and has held a solo show of her sculpture and drawings at I-Gallery in Paris. 




All materials provided




What's included 

5 days of tuition, materrials, end of workshop aperitif.

What's no included





The Paris Academy of Art is an approved atelier by the Art Renewal Center


Data sheet

June 24 > 28, 2019
78 rue Raspail - 92270 Bois-Colombes
5 jours
9am to 12pm - 1pm to 4pm
8 places
English and French
Academic figure study in clay intensive