The construction of the human face

8th to 12th October 2018

The Beeches, Selly Oak Road, Bournville, Birmingham


This week-long course is aimed at trainees in Plastic Surgery, ENT Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery as well as other health professionals who are interested in Facial Surgery. The course consists of interactive demonstrations by eminent surgeons on anatomy of the face and hands-on sculpting training.

Sculpting is done on a model of face using wax and oil paints. This is a technique used by Forensic sculptors in creating facial sculptures from skulls. Delegates will be taught the basic techniques of sculpting and will be encouraged to build the face layer by layer over the two days, by the end of which there will a complete face with surface anatomical landmarks. Using a mounted plastic skull as an armature, the face is constructed in layers, starting with the deep musculature, the facial fat, the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and musculature, and finally the skin. The final two days of the course will focus specifically on accurate sculpting with an attempt to achieve likeness, giving attention to animation, aging and cosmesis. Special emphasis will be made on creating the key anatomical structures such as the eyes and periorbita, ears, nose, and oral apparatus.

Structured Course Content

  • Creating the face from a mounted skull base
  • Covering aspects of facial anatomy and aesthetics
  • Daily lectures and supervised sculpting
  • Using a live model to create a likeness

Who is it for?

  • Facial Surgeons & Artists who wish to explore the interface of medical science and art
  • Practitioners of facial surgery at all levels

Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 8th to 12th October 2018
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The Beeches, Selly Oak Road, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1LS
Course Fee £ 750.00
£ 650 for trainees
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 12 per workshop
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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