Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course

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.

Sculpture Class

Two session course

Beginner

Woolwich SE18

Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course
by London Sculpture Workshop
Two session course
£155 per person

Classes

Two session course

Daytime

A 2 day course where you will be investigating the aesthetics and abilities of mould construction and casting in plaster and concrete.

DESCRIPTION

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.

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Sat 26 Jan, 10:00am - 4:00pm
5 slots left
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
5 slots left

Sun 27 Jan, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Mon 15 Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR

Tue 16 Apr, 9:00am - 3:00pm

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!

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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.
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Reviews (3)
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hannah
6 Apr
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.
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Emilie
11 Jun
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!

Reviews

review
hannah
6 Apr
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.
review
Emilie
11 Jun
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!
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Rosina
28 Nov
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.

Class location

Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

About your host, London Sculpture Workshop

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.

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Notes

Please bring protective clothing (inc. boiler suit and heavy duty footwear) All materials will be supplied.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course
by London Sculpture Workshop
Two session course
£155 per person
Two session course
from £155 per person