Sculpture & Mould Making Course - Short Courses Sydney

Sculpture & Mould Making Course

What you'll learn

Learn how to sculpt or create moulds with our short sculpture courses in Sydney!

Discover the art of clay sculpture and the intricate processes of mould-making to craft your very own magnificent creation in clay! Embark on a captivating journey in this comprehensive sculpture and mould-making course. Here, you will have the freedom to work on your unique project and unlock your artistic potential.

Unleash your imagination as you delve into the realm of clay techniques, exploring hand-building, slab-building, and clay sculpting. Absorb invaluable knowledge that will empower you to shape clay with your hands, create striking forms using slabs, and sculpt intricate details with finesse.

In this course, you can choose between crafting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for kiln firing or alternatively, you can choose to produce multiple replicas through the transformative mould-making process. The choice is yours. With moulds crafted from clay, plaster, silicone or latex, you can realise your vision by selecting the most suitable casting material for your desired outcome.

Join us on this transformative artistic adventure, where you will gain proficiency in clay sculpture, acquire the expertise of mould-making, and bring your artistic aspirations to life in a tangible and awe-inspiring manner.

Get a short glimpse of a sculpture and mould-making session.

Please note: Raku clay and casting plaster are provided by SCC. If you wish to work with latex or silicone, this will need to be purchased by the student after discussing the requirements with your teacher on the first night. Please speak with the tutor in class regarding options for kiln firing your sculpture. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this sculpture and mould-making course, you should be able to:

  • Understanding the relationship between subject matter, the dynamics of form, proportion and the correct choice of materials.
  • Model and construct in clay
  • Construct a sculpture in preparation for firing, or
  • Make a mould from clay, latex, silicone or plaster or your sculpture
  • Cast into the mould

Course content

What will be covered in this sculpture and mould-making course?

  • Design and create your sculpture
  • Learn how to construct a sculpture in preparation for firing
  • Learn how to mould your sculpture
  • Learn why you would choose a clay, plaster, silcone or latex mould
  • Learn about the casting and demoulding process

Intended audience

Who is this sculpture and mould-making course for?

 Regardless of your previous experience level or if you are a beginner, this course provides valuable insights and practical techniques to help you grow as an artist.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Two large garbage bags to cover your work
  • Any clay working tools you may have
  • P2 dust mask for working with plaster
  • Any ideas you have for a sculpture
  • Pencil and paper

What we provide:

  • One slab of hand-building clay
  • Casting plaster
  • The use of classroom sculpting tools

Depending on your project, additional materials may be required and will be discussed at the first session (may cost between $20 - $100).

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Clare Nicholson is an exhibiting sculptor and painter. She holds a 1st class PhD (Sculpture), a 1st class Master of Visual Arts degree (Sculpture), an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Painting)...

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