Sculpture - Casting and Mould Making

This hands-on course will introduce you to methods of casting and mould making that you can achieve with little to no equipment. Through demonstrations, discussions, and exercises you will learn a variety of simple casting techniques used by artists to create a wide range of forms...

Description

This hands-on course will introduce you to methods of casting and mould making that you can achieve with little to no equipment. Through demonstrations, discussions, and exercises you will learn a variety of simple casting techniques used by artists to create a wide range of forms. With a particular focus on plaster and sand casting, you will learn traditional methods of mould-making as well as experimental approaches to the materials at hand. 

In the latter half of the course, you will be encouraged to put what you have learned to use and start to develop ideas for new sculptures.  By using the techniques you have learned in the first half of the course, you will create maquettes or models which you can use as reference when you leave the course to fully-realise your sculpture!

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will have learned a variety of casting techniques as well as understand the process in which large scale sculptures are created. You will leave the course with a series of maquettes or small scale sculptures for use in future artistic endeavours.

Who Should Attend
Whether you are a beginner to the subject or an experienced artists looking for new ways to expand your practice, this is the course for you!

Course Level
All levels welcome


Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • An apron

  • Closed toed shoes

  • A note book and pen

  • A small object – (you will use this to cast from)

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/09/2018 - 13/09/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket