i took a course
called 'molding, sculpting, and carving'. here's some stuff that came from that...
the first one is from clay and the second is from plaster. clay is the funnest. cuz you can mush it up if you wanna make a nose or something. but plaster is tougher cuz you gotta chip away downward and leave a nose behind as you go.
it was fun and required no experience whatsoever, beside the 'play factor'. wear clothes that can get DIRTY!
actually, the plaster one is more complete than that now. i'll try to post an update later, but for now i gotta run off to French!