For the past 30 years, Teale Sculpture Studio has been home to many artists producing figurative and abstract work in the Los Angeles area. We’re now located in the Hawthorne Arts Complex.

Our instructors teach the fundamentals of traditional figure sculpture—anatomy, proportion, and structure. We also instruct for abstract and any other forms you choose. We have studio classes in clay sculpture and mixed media, wire sculpture, hammer & chisel stone carving, along with monthly life drawing.  All skill levels are welcome.  We are flexible, we are unique, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

What We Offer

If you have a project you want to commission, let us match your project’s needs with one of our artists. Or if you have a commission you have been awarded, we can help you bring it to fruition. We also rent with 24/7 access, private artist’s studios, or lockers and use of communal workspaces and equipment. If you choose, do what many of our members do, work out of the studio and take classes. At Teale Studio, you will find many options under the same roof. Here are some of the popular classes we offer:


Beginner or advanced, figurative or stylized, large or small, with or without an armature. This class will help you create a sculpture from your imagination, drawing, or photo. Our instructors, Gabriel and Melanie, will guide you through every step with their own special brand of creativity, using either water or oil-based clay. Melanie is also a skilled wire sculptor who is happy to teach this medium in her clay/mixed media classes.


We offer Live Model sculpting class periodically, according to student interest. We will teach you to build your armature and then sculpt the body, torso or head of our model.  Our next 5 week Live Model Portrait Sculpture series will begin in January 26th on Saturday mornings.  E-mail the studio for details.


Learn to carve like the Renaissance masters in this hammer and chisel stone sculpture class. Learn to see what naturally emerges from the stone and how to carve your vision into reality. Options for carving include: drawings, relief carving, and carving in-the-round. You will learn how to finish the stone to a shiny polish, and/or create unique textures.


Keep those skills sharp by sketching the live nude model. We offer this twice a month on Thursday evenings from 7PM – 10PM. Bring your pad and pencils and we’ll provide the rest. All skill levels are welcome. Three hours. The next studio is March 21st.

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