Two session course
London Sculpture Workshop, SE18
Open to all levels 2 day intensive course will cover various rubber mould making techniques as well as a chance to cast in a number of different materials. A real chance to get creative with our experienced tutor "casting" an eye over you for guidance and support.
This course is a hands on two-day intensive course on Silicone Mould Making, focusing on casting and mould making using silicone rubber moulds. Silicone is a versatile material that enables you to make highly detailed moulds that are flexible and can be used to make many casts. During the course you will identify various rubber mould making techniques including:
Solid rubber moulds. Skin moulds with plaster jackets. Cavity moulds with plaster Jackets.
You will identify how to manipulate this fantastic mould making material through this variety of processes.You will also learn how to cast into silicone rubber moulds using plaster, wax, and cement.Open to all levels including beginners. It would be ideal for participants who have a small sculpture to cast, but it is not necessary as we will also have objects here for you to cast.
It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear. Materials for a small size cast are included. Please note the cost of the course includes 1kg of Silicon. Additional Silicone is available to purchase on the day if required.
Silicon is the seventh-most abundant element in the universe and the second-most abundant element on the planet, after oxygen, thank goodness, deep breaths! About 25 percent of the Earth's crust is made up of silicone - so if you're ever low on casting materials - dig deep, there is plenty of it!
Mon 15 Jan, 10:00am - 4:00pm (all sessions)
Tue 24 Apr, 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.