What you will do
2 hour workshop
The aim of the concrete workshop is to explore this incredible material and to encourage the confidence to try out personal projects at home.
The concrete taster session offers the opportunity to learn about the raw materials that make up concrete through developing concrete recipes, which will be mixed and then cast during the workshop. .
Concrete has the fantastic ability to imitate any surface it is cast against which will be explored in the session by casting in pre-prepared moulds with various surfaces. Pigments can be added to the concrete mix to colour the concrete.
Students will gain insights into the whole making process including, casting techniques and learning about the unique properties and nature of concrete as a material.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Concrete + Clay
Curious about concrete?
Concrete casting taster workshop - led by Jo Woffinden, designer-maker working with concrete and ceramics.
Students will learn the processes involved in casting concrete objects through practical hands-on making and enquiry and importantly have fun while creating! This one-off workshop aims to provide students with an introduction to the material and the skills and confidence to make concrete objects independently at home, with minimal resources and tools.
Classes are taught in small groups of 4 people per session, enabling individual attention to students and fast progression.
Jo welcomes people with any level of experience to join the taster session at her East London studio in Haggerston.
Concrete creations from the taster sessions can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/Concrete-Clay-arch35-926398544366288/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Wear comfortable clothing, please bring an apron or an old shirt to protect your clothing. Bring a notebook and pen for your concrete recipes! A calculator could be handy, if you have one on your phone.. Bring a piece of material to use as a texture test - Optional. (nonporous, shallow texture, under 10x10cm). Textured plastic food packaging also works well. The following safety equipment will be provided for the workshop: gloves, dust mask & goggles. Other basic equipment required for the workshop will be provided: pre-made moulds, tools, mixing bowls/jugs, weighing scales and raw materials. Cast concrete objects will require at least 24 hours to cure. They will need to be collected from the studio within 2 weeks of making.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.