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Baroque Putto Online Course

Challenge your limits and develop your skills. This exercise will change forever the way you look at sculptures.


About this course

This online class will mainly consist of high-quality instructional videos that demonstrate the whole carving process of the little head in detail. You will be able to watch Athar carve the whole exercise in real time from close-up and from an ideal vantage point. During the process, Athar will provide detailed explanations of his actions and guide you through each step. The course also includes downloadable sample sheets that complement the instructional videos.

Following the step by step process, the course will enable you to carve the Putto in your own workspace and according to your own tempo. You can share the process with Athar through pictures and videos and he will be available through online video calls to answer your questions and help you out with additional comments and demos where needed.

It’s like you’re in class, except that you will be able to engage according to your agenda without missing out on anything!

What's included

Plaster casts full set

For an additional fee, a set of all the six stages of the work will be shipped to you.

Video tutorials

+30 hours of video content. where, your instructor will guide you through the whole process step by step.

Downloadable PDF

Downloadable PDF sheets with detailed explanations of the different stages of the work.

One-on-one mentoring

60 minutes of personal mentoring through scheduled online calls (4 calls of 15 minutes each).

Private Facebook Group

Share your progress and results with fellow students from across the world.

Plaster Cast model

The plaster cast of the finished sculpture to copy from is included in the course.

Plaster casts full set

For an additional fee of 75 Euro + shipping costs, a set of all the six stages of the work will be shipped to you.

1. Welcome
2. Suggestions on how to get the most out of this course
3. List of required Tools
4. Stone specifications
5. Spheres Principle
6. Steps Principle
7. Highest Point Principle
8. Convex vs. Concave
9. Peeling the Onion
10. Stages Outline – Front View
11. Stages Outline – Side View
12. Stages Outline – Top View
13. Illustrated Diagrams and structure of the Mouth
14. Illustrated Diagrams and structure of the Nose
15. Demonstrations of applied Principles
16. Video Lesson 1: Tools overview. - 17 min.
17. Video Lesson 2: Preparing the Stone. - 5 min.
18. Video Lesson 3: Drawing the Grid. - 55 min.
19. Video Lesson 4: Measuring the Height. - 12 min.
20. Video Lesson 5: Transposing the Gridlines onto the Stone. - 20 min.
21. Video Lesson 6: Marking the Baseline. - 5 min.
22. Video Lesson 7: Attaching the Stone. - 24 min.
23. Video Lesson 8: Carving the Baseline. - 54 min.
24. Video Lesson 9: Carving the first Hemisphere - 422 min.
25. Video Lesson 10: Carving the first Subdivision. - 161 min.
26. Video Lesson 11: Carving the second Subdivision. +/- 90 min.
27. Video Lesson 12a: Carving - Stage 4a. - 68 min.
28. Video Lesson 12ba: Carving - Stage 4b. - 97 min.
29. Video Lesson 12c : Carving stage 4c. - 125 min.
30. Video Lesson 13a: Carving stage 5a (the hair). - 163 min.
31. Video Lesson 13b: Carving stage 5b (the face 1). - 121 min.
32. Video Lesson 13c: Carving stage 5c (the face 2). - 82 min.
33. Video Lesson 14: Carving the left eye. - 128 min.
34. Video Lesson 15: Carving the right eye. - 60 min.
35. Video Lesson 16: Carving the nose and mouth. - 82 min.
36. Video Lesson 17: Carving finishing the face. - 70 min.
37. Video Lesson 18: Finishing the mouth. - 63 min.

Who is this course for

Though possible for the unexperienced but enthusiastic beginner, this course is designed for the intermediate student who wants to take sculpture to the next level. But it will require some serious engagement and endurance.

Intermediate sculpture students

Professional sculptors

Sculpture teachers


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About your instructor

Athar Jaber is a professional stone sculptor and an Associate Professor at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp, where he has been teaching stone carving for over 12 years. He has a PhD in the Arts and has served as a visiting professor at many international art academies and institutions such as Florence’s Art Academy, Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Madrid’s University, the University of Ghent, Zurich’s ETH, and Havana’s Institute of Art.

Beside his teaching commitments, Athar Jaber has established international career in the contemporary art scene. He exhibited in various international venues around the world such as Washington D.C., Miami, Dubai, London, Berlin, Prague, Zurich, Rome, Florence, Havana among many others.

Mockup Box for an online stone carving course where a sculpture of the head of a baroque putto is on the cover

Baroque Putto

Challenge your limits and develop your skills. This exercise will change forever the way you look at sculptures.

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