Brad Pitt is ''taking his mind off'' his split from Angelina Jolie by throwing himself into sculpting.

The 'Fury' star has been spotted heading into an art studio in Los Angeles to work on his craft, supported by artist Thomas Houseago, for up to 15 hours at a time and spends the hours there practicing and ''listening to emotional songs''.

A source told the DailyMail.com: ''He spends all night working on his art and listening to emotional songs. Everybody knows it's related to what's going on with him personally, but nobody says anything.

''He's a quiet guy, and very humble. He's learning at a fast pace. Art is a way for him to concentrate on one thing, taking his mind off everything else. He'd rather do that and be constructive than go out partying.''

And Brad is said to be ''spending more time'' with his children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - amidst his divorce from Angelina.

A source shared: ''He seems to have a more positive outlook. Things seem much better now ... He can spend more time with them ... He seems much happier. He has missed his kids terribly. The kids are his whole world. It's all he cares about.

''Brad is willing to work with Angie so they can have peace for the kids. What it ultimately comes down to is that he just wants to be with the kids.''

It comes after Brad and Angelina agreed to resolve their divorce and custody dispute in private.

They said in a joint statement at the time: ''The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues. The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.''