When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Flora Hunt
  • Course Code C24FATG02A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is an introduction to mouldmaking and casting techniques. You will learn how to make a two-part rubber mould with plaster jacket, which you will use to cast copies of objects in plaster or other materials such as wax and resin.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of casting and mouldmaking techniques and terminology.
  • Learn how to assess the best methods and materials to use for your casting projects.
  • Be able to prepare an object for casting, make a two-part mould, and work with plaster and rubber.

Class format and activities

You will select objects and be guided step by step in how to create moulds and casts. You will be able to experiment with different materials, pigments and finishes in your final cast objects, and think about how to display or incorporate them in to a larger piece. If you have personal casting projects you are working on you will be able to get advice and technical support in a supportive, creative environment.

Entry requirements

No experience necessary. This course is for casting beginners with an interest or background in art or sculpture.

What you need to know before you enrol

You should ideally be able to attend all four sessions to be able to complete a full mould and multiple casts. The Sculpture Studio is on the ground floor of the Carlyle building at the Morley Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10. Basic materials included. Materials charged for when used over the allocated materials fee.

What you need

A notebook and something to write with. We will have a selection of objects to choose from but if you have a specific object you want to cast you are encouraged to bring it in for the first session. (max size approx. 20x20x20cm, with minimal undercuts) Please email flora.hunt@morleycollege.ac.uk if you have any questions.

What you can do next

You can progress to other short courses, including more advanced sculpture courses at Morley, or use these sessions as an opportunity to build a portfolio to apply to longer, accredited art courses.