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Casting in Concrete and Plaster Course

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Sun 23 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm

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

Did you know?

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.

In this class

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

It can get a little messy so please bring protective clothing and heavy footwear.

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  • explore material qualities hands - on
  • experiment with different finishes, textures and materials
  • leave the class with a foundation of confident casting knowledge

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Sat 22 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Sun 23 Jul, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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London Sculpture Workshop is the first, not-for-profit, community interest organisation, based in London, with exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making work in 3D. Its workshop is right on the river by Thames Barrier and has incredible views of the Thames guiding lots of inspiration for 3D pieces. It offers a superbly equipped metal and wood workshop with additional mould making and ceramic areas.

London Sculpture Workshop was established in 2012 by two founding members Giles Corby, MA (RCA) and Jessica Mello, MFA (Slade) and it also has a studio manager Melis van den Berg, MFA (Slade). They are all practicing artists’, bringing their own ideas and inspiration to the organisation, and between them, have 21 years of teaching experience.

In 2013 and 2014 London Sculpture Workshop was awarded awarded a “Artist’s Run Space Award” by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust.


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