Two session course
London Sculpture Workshop, SE18
A 2 day course where you will be investigating the aesthetics and abilities of mould construction and casting in plaster and concrete.
In this workshop the participants will be investigating the aesthetic and conceptual abilities of mould construction and casting plaster and concrete.
The architectural possibilities of both the negative space (the mould) and the positive space (the cast) will be considered through an intuitive and open-ended process. Students will be constructing and casting shapes, and are encouraged to experiment with different finishes, textures and materials. Participants will have the opportunity to think through making and explore material qualities hands-on.
Day 1 - Experimentation
-Inverted space moulding and quick formwork -Experimentation through making a series of quick sketch moulds and plaster casts -Casting in plaster
Available materials: OSB chipboard, MDF, Flexible materials, form board, cardboard, plastics
Day 2 - Extrapolation
-Use the experiences gained in the sketches of day one to make new moulds and shapes -Casting in plaster and concrete -Adding texture -Finishing qualities -Conclusion.
Please feel free to bring material to experiment with for mould making and casting into.
Please bring protective clothing (inc. boiler suit and heavy duty footwear)
All materials will be supplied.
Due to a metal shortage during the Second World War, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones.
Thu 15 Feb, 10:00am - 4:00pm (all sessions)
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London Sculpture Workshop, Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.
Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.
London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at RCA and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.