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 instructed life drawing.  All skill levels are welcome.  We are flexible, we are unique, and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Fantasy Character Sculpture–In this 10-class series, you will bring your fantastical concept to life by creating your own original character turnaround and building a free-standing armature for your creature, character or animal. The only limit is your imagination!  Visit our calendar below to reserve your spot.  

Instructed Life Drawing– In this 5-class series, you will learn the old masters’ technique of comparative measuring as you create a lifelike portrait/figure. Visit our calendar below to reserve your spot.

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 private artist’s studios which includes 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.


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.   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.


We offer an evening Life Drawing Series on Tuesday evenings.  It’s a 5 week series  and appropriate for all skill levels.  You will learn the old masters’ technique of comparative measuring as you recreate a lifelike 2-D portrait/figure from a live model.

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