Top 10 Best Casting classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

This is an important part of any theatrical, television or media role whereby the candidates are whittled down via their suitability for the position based on appearance, talent and performance. It can be a daunting procedure for a candidate and a long and frustrating process for the interviewer or casting director that leads.

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16. Body Casting at Trinity Art Studios (Trinity Buoy Wharf)
Join Amanda Cotton for Body Casting at Trinity Art Studios (located at Trinity Buoy Wharf). Workshops are the perfect way to spend time expressing your creativity and socialising with like-minded people. Come as a group or an individual, everyone is welcome. Body casts are considered the perfect way to capture a memory, through the folds of your skin, your body can tell a story. In this body casting session, you can tell your story by creating an exact replica of your hand. If you are creative and enjoy being hands on, this is a great session for you. Come as a couple, group or an individual, everyone is welcome. To begin the session, Amanda will share her knowledge and skills, including a variety of examples. After testing the materials, you will create a mould of your hand. If you come as a couple/group it is possible to join hands. Following Amanda’s instruction, you will cast your mould in plaster creating an exact replica of your hand. Although your piece will take up to two weeks to fully dry, it can be taken away with you there and then to enjoy. Ideal for: Anyone and everyone. Person’s under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult Includes: Three hours of sculpture with up to three other like-minded people and sculptor Amanda Cotton. Plus, one plaster cast of your hand & all equipment needed for the session Casting Material: Used by medical professionals across the globe, this is perfectly safe. Unfortunately, it cannot be used with broken or irritated skin. A skin test will be done before we begin casting. For questions around sensitivity please contact us directly before booking About Amanda Cotton British artist Amanda Cotton lives and creates contemporary sculpture in London. This Masters of Art & Design graduate is a specialist in 3D materials practice via mold-making, ceramics and composites. Amanda learnt how to manipulate materials during her time at The University of Brighton and picked up skills during her time in France. Known internationally for her ‘Body of Work’, Amanda’s sculpture has been a global topic of conversation. Using a durational analysis of her lifestyle and own bodies’ materials, Amanda’s versatile approach crafts the human body into contemporary sculpture. Her aim is to question personal significance & identity enabling the audience to make direct comparisons and connections between themselves and her practice. Amanda spends her time creating commissions for inspired individuals, mentoring students and crafting the human Body for exhibition.
18. Mould making and slip- casting
Mould making today is used to cast pieces for among others the fine artist, sculptor, designer and ceramic artist. You can even create moulds for glass fashion. This particular course looks at the making of plaster moulds for slip-casting, including the creation of single-part or multi-part moulds for the ceramic artist. And yes we can explore the special mould making considerations for those work with glass. Some experience of clay and kiln firing is desirable for this course but is not essential. On day one, we’ll demonstrate different casting processes through a series of exercises, to build confidence in working with plaster and creating moulds. No prior experience of mould making is required – just a desire to cast simple objects. Prior to the workshop we’ll advise on suitable objects to perfect a mould from. There will also be studio objects available on the day for you to choose from. You will leave this course with a strong understanding of what constitutes excellent mould-making together with confidence to design and create you own moulds. Over the two days you will have made several moulds to take home create future casts. NB. You’re own moulds will need to be dried out before use so we’ll practice slip casting techniques using studio moulds. You will however be able to take home any moulds that you make over the 2 days. We’ll include the bisque firing of 2 slip-cast samples in the price of the course. All materials are included in the price of the workshop.

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