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...
Taught by: Suzi Osborn.
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!
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!
All levels welcome
Suzi Osborn is an artist currently based at Studio Capri in Birmingham, having previously lived and worked in London after studying an MA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art on the Eduardo Paolozzi scholarship. Recent exhibitions include further material at White Crypt Gallery London, ‘Over-Exposed’ a feature for Ambit Magazine 228 and a residency at Modern Clay in Birmingham. Her practice is situated between sculpture and printmaking, shifting from photographic series towards sculptural forms. The work is often the result of on-site documentation and
research exploring architectural utopianism and the entropic qualities of structural redevelopment. On a professional level she works as an install technician for Ikon Gallery, Birmingham and while living in London was a Duty Manager at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Please bring the following items with you on the first day:
Closed toed shoes
A note book and pen
A small object – (you will use this to cast from)
An empty 2 litre plastic bottle (an old bottle which we will use when casting in alginate)
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.