AboutIn 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
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