Casting in Plaster and Concrete (June 2014)

21 Jun 2014 – 22 Jun 2014

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09:00 – 13:00

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London Sculpture Workshop

London, United Kingdom


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Casting in Plaster and Concrete (June 2014)


In this workshop the participants will be investigating the aesthetic and conceptual abilities of mould construction and casting with plaster and concrete. The architectural possibilities of both the negative space (the mould) and the positive space (the cast) will be considered through an intuitive and open-ended process. Students will be constructing and casting shapes, and are encouraged to experiment with different finishes, textures, colors and materials. Participants will have the opportunity to think through making and explore material qualities hands-on. Day 1 - Experimentation -Inverted space moulding and quick formwork -Experimentation through making a series of quick sketch moulds and plaster casts. -Casting in plaster -Available materials: OSB chipboard, MDF, Flexible materials, form board, cardboard, plastics Day 2 -Extrapolation -Use the experiences gained in the sketches of day one to make new moulds and shapes -Casting in plaster and concrete -Adding color and texture -Finishing qualities -Conclusion Please bring protective clothing (inc. boiler suit and heavy duty footwear) All materials will be supplied. Course cost: £90 Course Dates: Saturday 21st June and Sunday 22nd June 2014 Course times: 10am — 4pm Number of places available: 15 Tutors: Melis van den Berg (MFA) Slade and Kevin Callaghan (MA) RCA

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