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Resin being pored into a mold.

Resin Casting and Silicon Mouldmaking Short Course

Course description

This course offers a beginners introduction to making cast resin objects and silicone mould making that can be used for a range of art and design practices. We will be working with epoxy resin, a newly developed non-toxic resin specially designed for art and craft making in the studio.

Outcomes

  • An understanding of types of resin and learning experimental approaches to its use.
  • A basic understanding of how to make a one piece silicone mould for use of casting resin objects
  • An opportunity to develop skills as a basis for your own practice
  • Understanding of pigments and setting objects into resin
  • Produce a silicone block mould to be cast in resin
  • Produce a finished object in resin
  • An understanding of polishing and finishing

Who should take this course?
Artists, designers, model makers, architects, jewellery designers and any other creatives.

Level: All levels welcome

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • Use of epoxy non-toxic resins
  • Introduction to silicone and its applications in mould making and casting
  • Introduction to working with clay to produce a small tile / object / design / relief sculpture that can be cast in resin (option to bring textures for imprinting, or small objects to be cast)
  • Use of pigments in resin
  • Setting objects into resin
  • Polishing and finishing
  • Safe working practices with resin
  • Silicon mould making and other ideas for mould making techniques for working with resin - introduction to vacuum former
  • Re-cycling of silicone moulds
  • Discussion and presentation on sustainable studio practices and ideas in resin

Materials

Please bring the following with you:

  • In the first session you will have the option of working with clay in the studio to produce and design an object and make a silicone mould of this - that can be developed throughout the course. Alternatively, if you have a small object to cast you can bring it to the first session and discuss with the Tutor
  • Objects for setting into resin such as: dried flowers, wood, beads, glitter, dried leaves, fabrics, photographs, paper, small pieces of metal (avoid food or other organic items). These can be used for working with the clay in the first session to create your initial sculptures or designs by creating textures in the clay

Meet the Tutor:

This course will explore how to work with epoxy resin; learning how to cast solid objects and encapsulating objects in clear resin. You will cover different types of mould making including small 1 piece block mould and then moving on to a more advanced 2 part silicon mould.

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