Students working with Giovanna have the option of taking a drawing and modeling class or a modeling and plaster reproduction class.

Drawing and Modeling. This class provides students with the opportunity to achieve a better understanding of the world of figurative sculpture.

Lesson 1: selection of subject and graphic study of the work
Lesson 2: explanation of materials and construction of the structure of the work as necessary; beginning of work
Lessons 3-5: development of the work with the study of proportions and details
Lesson 6: completion of work

Additional lessons are available at a cost of €10 per hour per student to extend the course or complete additional work. All materials are included in the price.

Modeling and Plaster Reproduction. This class offers students an opportunity to create a three-dimensional or bas-relief work of their choice and make a plaster cast that can be used to reproduce one or more copies. The class includes one copy.

Lesson 1: quick graphic study and start of work
Lessons 2-4: volume and proportional study of work in three dimensions; research of details and textures
Lesson 5: preparation of the plaster cast and cleaning of the cast
Lesson 6: reproduction of the work in plaster or clay and final work

The student has the option to realize an image or idea of his or her choosing or look for inspiration in the art history books in the workshop

Additional lessons are available at a cost of €10 per hour per student to extend the course or complete additional work. All materials are included in the price including: pencils, erasers, paper, clay, plaster

Class LengthClass SizeCost (Including Materials)
Drawing and Modeling: 6 meetings of 2 hours each Groups of 2-5 people€120 per person
Modeling and Reproduction in Plaster: 6 meetings of 2 hours each Groups of 2-5 people€150 per person

Giovanna Giusto’s Bottega di Scultura opened on the Via Valerio in 2016 as a working and training area in which students and art lovers can create and study sculpture and drawing.

Giovanna Giusto was born and raised on Lake Como. After graduating from the Liceo Artistico in Lecco in 2002 she moved to Urbino to continue her studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti. She fell in love with Urbino and decided to remain after graduation. During this time she participated in a course in Scalpellini in Sant’Ippolito where she worked with large stone.

Giovanna Giusta has participated in various national exhibitions and competitions. She collaborates with professional sculptors and potters in the area on major projects including the World Sand Sculpture Championship.

The human body has a strong presence in Giovanna’s work, not to achieve hyperrealism but as a means to focus on themes related to the nature of man. She prefers to create her subjects in modeling clay, a soft and malleable material that lends itself well to the study of the work. Her clay models are transformed into ceramic sculptures or become models for working with stone.

Giovanna shares her experience with all those who wish to approach the art world, and in particular the figurative arts. She is sensitive to the character of the individual student and works with them to enhance their own creative ideas and a passion for the arts.

For more on Giovanna Giusto’s artworks, read the profile in the 2017 edition of the Urbino Project