Beginning/Continuing Mold Making & Casting (CST210-10)


Beginning/Continuing Mold Making & Casting (CST210-10)


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This class is a Core Class and used in lieu of the Department STUC for Studio Access during the term

Class Meets: see Section Options
Start Date: see Section Options
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: CIADC, 3rd Floor
Instructor: Micki LeMieux
Skill Level: All Levels
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 18+ (16-17 w/ signed Liability Waiver Form by parent/guardian)

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Learn the fundamental methods used to cast functional, sculptural, or decorative objects safely with a variety of materials. Understand the benefits of casting versus direct fabrication as it applies to creating objects. Beginning students will explore cold and hot cast materials through assigned projects using mold making options suitable for 1) the cast material, 2) casting multiples, and 3) the object design (function and/or aesthetic) before embarking on independent projects. Continuing students may immediately work on independent projects with instructor guidance. Joining cast pieces to create an assembly, and finishing techniques will also be covered. Group demonstrations, class discussions, and one-on-one attention are used throughout the course to assist each student with their creative casting goals.

Available Casting materials: concrete, plaster, wax, resin, aluminum, bronze
Mold making processes: single use plaster, reusable silicone rubber, resin-bonded sand, investment for the lost wax process

Please note: No experience required. Attendance in the first class is mandatory. Project material fees not included. Open Studio Access and Advanced Studio Access times available for additional fee. Natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are required while working at CIADC. Complete information given during class #1.