Learn to Create Dynamic Figures

with Epoxy Clay

Take your sculptures to the next level with the use of epoxy clay, a super strong sculpting medium.  Learn everything you need to create a dynamic figure that is highly detailed, durable, and fully painted.  

18 instructional videos span over 5.5 hours of playtime as you are guided through every step of the sculpting process.  Both real time demos and time lapses are included, highlighting key points of sculpture creation.  Clear visual and verbal instruction are given every step of the way.

This is an intermediate to advanced level course.  Previous sculpting experience is required.  If you are a beginner, I recommend checking out my class on polymer clay sculpting for an introduction to more basic sculpting techniques and materials.  

Class membership includes access to discussion boards where you can share your ideas and meet your fellow students.  

Apoxie Sculpt is used in this course but any two part epoxy clay will do.  Please see the "Materials List" below under "Introduction and Materials" for a list of the items used in this course.

All videos are presented with optional closed captions.  English language only.

Required Skill Level - Intermediate to Advanced

Course Breakdown

  • 1

    Introduction and Materials

  • 2


    • Armature Planning and Initial Structure

    • Armature Build Out

    • Reinforcing with Apoxie Sculpt

    • Safety - Handling Epoxy Clay

  • 3


    • Blocking Out the Structure

    • Sculpting the Tail and Legs

    • Refining and Detailing the Limbs

    • Sculpting Detail with a Hybrid Clay

    • Sculpting the Body Feathers

    • Detailing the Face and Talons

    • The Wings & Sanding Techniques

    • Detailing the Wings

    • Final Sanding

  • 4


    • Airbrush Setup

    • Basic Airbrushing

    • Painting Dark Shades

    • Using Dry Brush and Wash Methods

    • Highlights and Details

    • Final Shadows and Details

    • Airbrushing Equipment and Paints

    • Airbrush Cleaning, Supplies and Resources

  • 5

    Class Discussion

    • General Discussion

    • Materials Questions

    • Share Your Work

  • 6

    Thanks for Joining In!

    • Thanks for Joining In!

About the Instructor

Lead Instructor

Neal Deschain

Neal has been sculpting since 2001 and is the author of Fantasy Creatures in Clay. He formerly taught college level art and currently maintains his own online classes on various platforms, teaching for over 15 years now. Working in a variety of clays, Neal is is the creator of The Arbori, plant based creatures that originate in the forest. He maintains his own line of figures featuring these original fantasy creatures. In addition to sculpting, he makes his own silicone molds, pours his own resin casts and hand paints each piece himself in his home studio in Orlando, Florida. You can see more of Neal's work on his website VerdantSculpts.com.


  • Do I need to complete this course in a certain amount of time?

    No. This is a video based class that allows you to learn at your own pace. There are no lectures to attend and no assignments to hand in. Plus, once you pay, you have lifetime access to the content and all future updates.

  • Do I need to have any sculpting experience before taking this class?

    Yes. This is an intermediate to advanced level course and I do not recommend it for beginners. Prior sculpting experience is required. If you are looking for a beginner level course, check out my class on polymer clay sculpting.

  • What are the required materials?

    Check out the "Materials List" in the "Introduction and Materials" section above to see a list of the materials used in this class.

What You Will Learn

In this class, you will learn how to sculpt a winged quadrupedal creature. These are the main takeaways you can expect from this course.

  • Build an advanced armature with steel and aluminum.

  • Create a dynamic figure that's removable from the base.

  • Work with Apoxie Sculpt to build form and stability.

  • Polymer clay integration for detail sculpting.

  • Sculpt feathered wings with the use of wire mesh.

  • Airbrushing techniques and detail painting with standard brushes.

Pay Once for Lifetime Access

No monthly fees. No time limits. Just fun.