Casting in Plaster and Concrete

London Sculpture Workshop tutor Lauren Wilson is running weekend workshops on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July from 10am.

In this workshop the participants will be investigating the aesthetic and conceptual abilities of mould construction and casting 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 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 texture - finishing qualities - conclusion

Please feel free to bring material to experiment with for mould making and casting into.
Please bring protective clothing (inc. boiler suit and heavy duty footwear)

All materials will be supplied.

Course cost: £129
Course Dates: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23 July 2017
Times: 10am-1pm and 2–4pm
Number of places available: 16

View Lauren Wilson's work here.
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