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Mould Making and Casting

$800.00 $725.00

18 – 22 January 2021, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 14 December 2020
Claire Tennant

Learn how to create sculptures using clay, silicone moulds and plaster casts in this exciting new course. Extend your skills as a sculptor through a step-by-step process that begins with making an artwork in clay which is then turned it into a silicone mould and cast in plaster, and completed using various professional finishing and patination techniques.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Full Details

Term: Summer School Week Two 2021
Start Date: 18 January 2021
End Date: 22 January 2021
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Teacher: Claire Tennant
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $800.00
Early Fee: $725.00
Concession Fee: $765.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Extend your skills as a sculptor as you learn how to create clay sculptures using silicone and plaster moulds. Claire Tennant leads you through step-by-step processes, beginning with making an artwork in clay, then turning it into a mould to be cast in plaster. She shows you how to make a reusable silicone and plaster jacket mould of your clay artwork, cast a positive from the mould, and apply various professional finishing and patination techniques. Discover the various types of silicones and how to choose the right mould-making technique for the job at hand. Claire covers the challenges involved in using the medium of plaster, as well as common casting problems and practical applications of mould-making techniques. Open to students of all levels of experience.

Lecturer Profile

Claire Tennant is a moulding and casting professional who runs her own workshops in Marrickville. With over 15 years’ industry experience, she has worked on a number of feature films in Australia and abroad, as well as with many high-profile artists, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. She predominantly works with visual artists to create and replicate their sculptural works in a variety of materials not limited to bronze, resins, silicones and gypsums. Claire brings with her a wealth of knowledge and an exceptional learning environment. Her passion for the arts is contagious and her determination to impart.

ART MATERIALS

2 kg Silicone – to be purchased from NAS, approximately $50 (cheaper than buying from other suppliers)
2 x 1-inch cheap paint brushes
4 x 1 litre ice cream or other plastic container
Bring an old towel and apron

PARKERS FINE ART SUPPLIES

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

STUDENT ACCESS TO NAS CAMPUS FOR PARKERS ART SUPPLIES

Students enrolled in the NAS Summer School who wish to visit Parkers Art Supplies are welcome to enter the campus from 11 December 2020.  There are strict Covid-19 protocols in place which must be followed:

  • Access is from 11-23 December 2020 and from 4 January onwards
  • Access is expressly for visiting Parkers Art Supplies (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-2pm)
  • Entrance is via the Forbes St gate
  • Security guards will undertake Covid-19 protocols and check your name/course/program
  • Register with QR Code

We appreciate your adherence to the NAS Covid-19 protocols to ensure a safe and happy campus for all.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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