Sculpting The Nude  
Sculpture Workshop with Figure Model
by Giacomo Tringali
  1. July 18th (Saturday) until July 25th (Saturday)
  2. July 25th (Saturday) until August 1st (Saturday)
A sculpture workshop conducted using the live model gives the opportunity to learn and understand how to depict the three-dimensional aspect of the figure while also considering the relationship between space and form.
During the workshop we will explore the expressive potential of the sculpted form. We will try to understand its dynamic, and explore how to develop a personal style of expression through the use of different textures and techniques that give the form its special rhythm and uniqueness.  
Participants can learn and develop the basic underlying principles of sculpture.
The workshop is open to all.

Based on the presence of the live nude model we are going to examine how form functions in space and explore how to choose a pose.
We will look for an individual expressive style as we begin by working with clay from the very beginning of the workshop.
Each participant will then choose a specific body part to focus on and the develop it during the workshop.

our model Sara Petrozzi

The work on the three dimendional sculpture will be developed in the following stages:
  • Drawing
  • Fast sketches in clay
  • Firing
  • Working on the surfaces in order to give the final touches to the resulting sculpture, using oxides, pigments, smoke and glazes

fast skatches in clay and drawings

This workshop will run twice, from July 18th (Saturday) until July 25th (Saturday), and from July 25th (Saturday) until August 1st (Saturday).

You can attend both weeks of the workshop developing a more advanced program.
The two weeks program is open to all. You will have the opportunity to develop your  sculpture – the whole figure - and learn how to make a mould in plaster as an advanced experience to the first working week.
  • Making a mould in plaster- creating the negative and positive forms

Working time: 10:00 – 13:00
Lunch break: 13:00 - 14:30
Working time: 14:30 – 18:30
Free time: 18:30 – 20:30
Dinner: 20:30

During  free time it is possible to continue working in the studio until midnight.

Other activities
  • Day tour in Rome. The tour in Rome includes a visit to the Ara Pacis museum, Centrale Montemartini museum or MACRO future museum, a walk in the city centre, and free time to wander around.
  • Local walks
  • Films
  • Cooking lessons can be given by request


There is a large dormitory that sleeps up to 12 people.
There is another room for 1 to 3 people available by special request
There are 7 lavatories, 3 showers (2 bathtubs)
Office with wi-fi internet access available to guests
There is also a lounge with a wide choice of films and books.


The large and fully equipped kitchen can accommodate up to 20 people. In OZU’s kitchen, most food (including vegetarian and vegan) is prepared with organic ingredients from the local area.
During the whole week two cooked meals will be served at the lunch and dinner.
Breakfast is also offered.

For information about accommodation and meals click here


The cost of the entire workshop is 550 euro.
It includes:
  • transportation from airport/train station to OZU and back
  • materials for the workshop
  • food
  • accommodation
  • tour to Rome (transportation to Rome and back, tickets for the museum and 2 metro tickets are all included, while meals in Rome are not)
If you wish to sleep in the private rooms, the total price will be 650 euro.
If you want to attend both weeks of the workshop the cost is 1.000 euro.


You can book the workshop by sending an e-mail to

The number of participants is limited to 12.

You will receive a confirmation of your registration, and a payment of 150 euro is required upon registration. This payment can be made directly to the bank account:

c/c n. 000000010569
Banca Popolare di Bergamo, filiale di Roma - Prati Fiscali

Officina Zone Umane ONLUS
Largo Moricone, 1 - 02033 Monteleone Sabino (RI)

IBAN: IT55 F054 2803 2020 0000 0010 569

or through PayPal.

When making the payment, please specify your name and the date of the workshop for which you are registering.


On the first day of the workshop there will be a bus to OZU waiting in Ciampino Airport at 17:00 and at the Fara Sabina train station at 19:00 (you can easily reach Fara Sabina station from Fiumicino Airport).  
You’ll arrive to ozu just in time for supper.
On the last day of the workshop, there will be a bus that will take you after lunch to Fara Sabina train Station or to Ciampino Airport.

working in process Photo
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