Silicone is a versatile material that enables you to make highly detailed moulds that are flexible and can be used to make many casts. During the course you will identify various rubber mould making techniques and you will learn hands on how to make a two part silicone skin mould with a plaster jacket.
You will identify how to manipulate this fantastic mould making material through this variety of processes. You will also learn how to cast into silicone rubber moulds using plaster, wax, and cement.
Recommended for beginners or those with some experience.
Objects will be provided to cast, however if you have a small, simple object that you would like to work with, please bring it along and we can discuss its suitability to this process.
It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear. Materials for a small size cast are included.
Please note the cost of the course includes 1kg of Silicone. Additional Silicone is available to purchase on the day if required.
Course date: Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th April 2021
Course times: 10am-1pm & 2-pm-4pm
Number of places available: 8
Tutor: Anna Hughes (Royal Academy Schools)