Start Date: 20 January 2020
End Date: 24 January 2020
Time: Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5
Teacher: Claire Tennant Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $780.00
Early Fee: $705.00
Concession Fee: $745.00
Location: National Art School
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.
Claire Tennant is a moulding and casting professional who runs her own workshops in Marrickville. With over 15 year’s 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
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
Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.