At Surgical Sculpture Workshops we are a group of plastic surgeons based in the West Midlands, UK. Together we run unique courses for trainees to learn in-depth anatomy (up to FRCS level, and beyond if desired) using sculpture • Courses are evidence based, demonstrating improvement in anatomy knowledge after each course • Taught and instructed by senior plastic surgeons, experienced in sculpting • Suitable for SHOs, registrars and fellowship candidates (consultants have also taken part) • Delegates use sculpture tools and wax to construct intricate anatomic models in 3D • No prior sculpting experience needed, but still develops manual dexterity skills • Unique course paradigm, with very positive peer feedback
The three day hand and forearm sculpture course will take you through the entire anatomy of the upper limb below the elbow.
You will sculpt in intricate detail:
The arterial system and course of the vessels to the hand and forearm
The motor and sensory nerves to the hand
All long flexors and extensors to the hand... and much, much more
The three day whole body course will cover every single muscle of the human locomotor system
You will sculpt:
Lower limb muscles and their arrangement at the pelvis
Abdominal wall and posterior thorax... and many more
In addition you will better appreciate the contour of the human form and the aesthetics associated with this
This has been a popular course with both surgeons and artists
The three day head and neck sculpture course has been our most ambitious course to date
This course has been attended by trainees in plastic surgery, maxillofacial and ENT
You will sculpt:
Deep orbital fat pads
Cranial nerves and brachial plexus
Vascular supply of the head and neck
Cervical lymph nodes... and many, many more
In addition you will better appreciate the aesthetics of the older face and how the SMAS and retaining ligaments are altered by the ageing process
An experienced faculty of plastic surgeons
MBBCh., BSc., FRCS., F.C.S
Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon
Mr. Francis Peart is the originator of this teaching platform, which uses sculpture and construction to teach complex 3 dimensional anatomy. He is a retired plastic and hand surgeon who has an interest in sculpture, and 3D printing.
Consultant hand surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
Mr Rajive Jose is a hand surgeon actively involved in the BSSH Hand Diploma program and is faculty for several regional and national courses.
Outside of medicine his interests are writing, painting and sculpting.
BMedSc (Hons), MBChB (Hons), MSc, FRCS (Plast)
Post CCT Plastic Surgeon, West Midlands
Tom is a post-CCT plastic surgeon. He has worked as a lead faculty member with Surgical Sculpture Workshops since 2018, using sculpture to teach anatomy to delegates. Tom develops the anatomic build sequences for the sculpture models, writes the guidebooks and develops new sculpture models for the courses.