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Mould Making and Casting

$780.00 $705.00

20 – 24 Jan 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Claire Tennant

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. Find full details including course overview, teacher profile and materials list below.

Early fee ends 10 Dec 2019

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Full Details
Term: Summer School Week Two 2020
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
Availability: Available

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.

Teacher Profile

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

Materials List

Modelling clay
2 kg Silicone
10 kg Casting Plaster (for mould making and also casting)
2x 1’’ disposable brush
4x 1L ice cream container
1 m Hessian or fibreglass matting for mould jacket
6x M6 nuts and bolts 60mm
Patinas (lets discuss. there are many options)

Miscellaneous
Sculpting tools
Turps
Clay
Vasoline
Concrete oxide

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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