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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureCasting in Concrete and Plaster Course
4.6(9 reviews)
Mould construction and plaster course in London is a 2 day course where you will be learning mould construction and casting in plaster and concrete.
Woolwich
from £190 pp
2 session course
Beginner
Next available date:20th November 2021
What happens in this class?

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…

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Things to remember

Due to Covid 19 you must wear your own face mask on arrival.

For everyones' safety we have small class sizes, a new cleaning regime and extra covid safety measures.

Gloves and all additional PPE will be provided.

At the beginning of each course/workshop your tutor will go over…

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Latest Reviews
4.6(9 reviews)
Hamish Kemp - April 27th
I really enjoyed the course. The tutor was knowledgeable and really helpful. It gave me a really good insight into the processes and materials used in plaster and concrete casting. In addition, the different textures and surfaces that can be achieved. I would really recommend the course and look forward to returning. Great to be around and meet new people with similar interests.
Majella Flower - April 27th
An enjoyable and interesting course. Instructor, Ben , was patient and informative. I’d definitely recommend this course for an introduction into moulding and casting
Ron - August 17th
A good introduction to the techniques learning the basics. The tutor did a good job and was most helpful in sorting out any difficulties and answering the many questions raised. The course was held on a very hot weekend, so it would have been helpful to have a water dispenser available on site. Also for follow up a list of material suppliers would have saved much time and trouble when sourcing our own raw materials following the introductory course. Generally well worth attending and will return for other courses and use of the workshops Ron Bennett
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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…

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London Sculpture Workshop
Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London
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Reviews

Hamish Kemp - April 27th
I really enjoyed the course. The tutor was knowledgeable and really helpful. It gave me a really good insight into the processes and materials used in plaster and concrete casting. In addition, the different textures and surfaces that can be achieved. I would really recommend the course and look forward to returning. Great to be around and meet new people with similar interests.
Majella Flower - April 27th
An enjoyable and interesting course. Instructor, Ben , was patient and informative. I’d definitely recommend this course for an introduction into moulding and casting
Ron - August 17th
A good introduction to the techniques learning the basics. The tutor did a good job and was most helpful in sorting out any difficulties and answering the many questions raised. The course was held on a very hot weekend, so it would have been helpful to have a water dispenser available on site. Also for follow up a list of material suppliers would have saved much time and trouble when sourcing our own raw materials following the introductory course. Generally well worth attending and will return for other courses and use of the workshops Ron Bennett
Katie - October 28th
Excellent course, knowledge and helpful tutors. Would highly recommend.
Katherine - August 18th
Really enjoyed the workshop. Love the freedom to try all the different material and Lauren was a fantastic teacher. Would definitely recommend to others.
Stuart - January 28th
This course was more about having access to the workshop, and materials rather than structured learning. You are much more likely to get something from this if you have a clear vision or objective as to what you want to achieve. Teachers were pleasant, helpful and knowledgable and provided loose instruction however I left thinking that I could probably have gained the same level of understanding from a few YouTube videos and from buying some concrete mix and reading the packet. Whilst metal-working was interesting to produce the molds I will find this difficult to replicate at home and would likely resort to more simple materials (e.g. cardboard) to achieve similar ends. Unfortunately, the finished items that I produced are not beautiful nor useful and I didn't really love anything that anyone else on the course produced either. For me it would have been better if the course had more structure for example: if printed course materials were provided; if a latex molds were produced early in day 1 and then re-used with the different concrete materials and that mold were of something that one could make use of (e.g. a plant-pot or pencil holder etc.) if you didn't have an artistic end-game in mind. At least then we would have something useful to show for our efforts and something to remember the different techniques and materials. In summary, the course was a welcome break from the norm but could have been a bit better. It's best suited to artists wanting workshop time and access to materials than a structured learning experience for bored professionals wanting to try something a bit different.
Rosina - November 28th
I really enjoyed the 2 day Casting Plaster and Concrete course, and feel that I learnt a lot in a short time. We made moulds from a variety of materials including sheet metal, clay and wood, and cast-off textured materials (i.e. bubble wrap). There was the opportunity to try a range of materials including plaster, fibrous cement, concrete, and fast-setting concrete. The tutor was knowledgeable, encouraging and inspirational. She took the time to understand my interests, and also made suggestions for experiments to try. The workshop facilities were excellent – but most importantly I feel able to continue working and exploring the material at home.
Emilie - June 11th
The London Sculpture Workshop is a gem of a place I totally recommend! I loved its atmosphere so much I attended all of the short courses they offer. Inspiring tutors – all practising artists, a great variety of classes - from metal work to bronze casting or wood furniture design, in super well equipped workshops. There I met students with very different profiles and objectives, from practising artists willing to upgrade their skill-set or experiment with new processes & materials, to absolute beginners wanting to just “do things with their hands”. They also offer a open access scheme to a versatile metal and wood workshop where you can develop your own creative projects in your own rhythm, once you feel confident to go autonomous. Truly brilliant place!
hannah - April 6th
I loved this course. Perfect for a complete beginner (me) or professional artist (everyone else on the course). Was a relaxed and playful space with great teacher and views of the river. Have come away with new skill and 6 castings.