Mould Making and Casting Workshops

Claire Tennant Workshop - Life Casting

Mould making and casting workshops provide students with hands on experience creating a mould of your chosen sculpture.

Materials are provided for you to use as we cover the best methods for creating a mould using the appropriate silicones for your object.

Previous short courses I have run include:

Poured Mould - Types of moulds explained - Claire Tennant Workshop

Beginner mould making: The “Poured Mould’’ technique

Duration: 1 day
Bring along a small sculpture (H150mm x W80mm or smaller) and in this one day class we will cover:

  • How to make a moulding box out of common household products
  • How to set up a small sculpture for best casting outcomes
  • Learning about appropriate silicones and how to mix and pour a mould
  • Creating a resin cast from your mould to take home.

Painted Mould Workshop - Claire Tennant Workshop

Intermediate mould making: The “Painted Mould” technique

Duration: 3 days
In this 3 day class, you will bring along your approx. 200-500mm sculpture

  • You will set up the mould for best casting outcomes
  • You will learn how to apply multiple layers of silicone to build up a painted mould.
  • You will learn how to make a muti part, plaster casting to support your mould
  • You will learn how to ‘crack’ the mould and cut it open to allow for good casting.

Face Mould Workshops

Life casting: Face mould and cast

Duration: 1 day
In teams of two, we will learn the ins and outs of life casting.

  • We will learn about skin safe moulding products, safety procedures, and other important factors when taking a face cast.
  • We will each create a face mould; and then a plaster cast.

This class may be of particular interest to those interested in prosthetics as the cast can be used as a base to fit re usable makeup onto. Check out the Life Casting gallery for some examples of work.

Upcoming workshops can be found here.